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April 15, 2021

Reconciliation Week 2014

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SCU celebrates alumni achievements with awards

A group of Southern Cross University graduates who have made extraordinary global achievements in research, community building, healthcare and environmental issues have been acknowledged with the 2020 Alumni Impact Awards.

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A win for the roughy

The battle for the 'roughy had been a tough road for conservationists and hopefully this win will be the last fight.

The return of the prodigal son

Gallery DownTown, the annexe of Tweed Regional Gallery, is presenting a new exhibition by regional artists.

Councillors move to create alternative housing market

Byron Council is aiming to make 10 per cent of local housing genuinely affordable within the space of a decade, under a brave and ambitious plan to implement a Community Land Trust (CLT) model across the Shire.  

Mullum’s lilac house the subject of Change.org petition

The plight of a Mullum resident has touched the hearts and injustice buttons of people far and wide who feel that a requirement that she repaint her house a heritage colour and possibly pay a fine, not only ridiculous but also petty.

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Held every year between May 27 and June 3, Reconciliation Week marks the anniversaries of two very important Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders anniversaries.

Arakwal woman Delta Kay joined Bronwyn Sindel from the Sisters for Reconciliation stall at Byron Market on Sunday to celebrate the occasion. Photo Eve Jeffery
Arakwal woman Delta Kay joined Bronwyn Sindel from the Sisters for Reconciliation stall at Byron Market on Sunday to celebrate the occasion. Photo Eve Jeffery

May 27 marks the day in 1967 when the referendum was passed for the Australian Government to make laws for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and to allow them to be recognised in the census.

June 3 marks the day in 1992 that led the Australian Government to recognise native title and acknowledge Indigenous Australians as the original occupants of Australia.

On the weekend Sisters for Reconciliation had a stall at the Byron Market to celebrate the occasion with some of the local mob.

This little girl's shirt and flag said it all. Photo Eve Jeffery.
This little girl’s shirt and flag said it all. Photo Eve Jeffery.


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