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A need to march in March

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Michael Lyon elected as Byron Mayor

Owing to the resignation of former Mayor at the end of April, a vote was held today to replace Simon Richardson, until the next election

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How full is that glass?

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Govt’s new housing plan fails to impress local reps

Local government representatives on the Northern Rivers have expressed doubts over the state government’s new Housing 2041 Strategy.

Linnaeus Estate DA raises concerns for residents

Community concern over the current development application (DA: 10.2021.170.1) for Linnaeus Estate in Broken Head has led to detailed analysis of the DA.

Free mental health workshop for Byron businesses

Business owners in Byron Shire are invited to attend a free 'Healthy Mindset' workshop aimed at providing them with resources and tools to improve mental health and wellbeing, as well as the opportunity to connect with other business owners.

Lismore City Council declares housing emergency, wants more units

A Lismore City Council housing survey had shown more than 60 per cent of residents were living by themselves or with one other person, Cr Ekins said, prompting ‘a real need for smaller housing or units’.

Tweed residents facing rate rise in 2021/2022 financial year

Tweed residents are invited to provide feedback on their council's budget, revenue policy and fees and charges, as Tweed Council prepares to finalise its delivery program and operational plan for the next financial year.

I, like many others, feel sickened by the extreme right turn this government has taken on our behalf. Asylum seekers mistreated. Trade unions investigated. ‘Too many forests are locked up’ we are told by our great intellectual light T Abbott.

Support for alternative energies or climate action is dropped off the agenda. The biggest coalmine in the southern hemisphere has been approved instead, the sludge ending up 40km from the Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Schools are told to focus on western values, you know, the Greeks, Romans, English and Americans, the real civilisations. The national broadcaster is under attack and urged to be more patriotic. Flags fly everywhere. It’s all ‘for the common good’, we are told.

We are lied to, controlled, robbed. We are insignificant. Bigger things are planned for us. Let’s love each other while it lasts. But let your voice be heard. It is needed. Join the march on March 16.

Carl Cleves, Byron Bay

 


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