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April 18, 2021

Soap Box #148: Bludgeoned by the Budget

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Midwife quits

Deb Walsh, Fernleigh It’s become untenable for me to continue working in hospitals. I have quit. I will be deregistered soon...

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Byron Shire celebrates seniors during festival week

An action-packed program has been planned for the 2021 Byron Shire Seniors Festival with drumming, dancing, walking, yoga and laughing on the program.

Rocky Creek Field Day coming in July

As part of the Rural Landholder Initiative, rural landholders in the Rocky Creek area are invited to an Off-stream Watering and Riparian Habitat Field Day.

Northern Rivers Food Harvest food trail will return in 2021!

The Northern Rivers Food Harvest Food Trail, to be held on the weekend of 1–2 May 2021, is guaranteed to be a very Northern Rivers experience, reflecting and celebrating the distinctive provenance of our region’s food. The Trail will offer lots of wonderful eating and drinking experiences; being jam-packed with our most-acclaimed restaurants, producers, farmers and growers.

Essential businesses recognised

A sticker initiative, to say ‘Thank you’ and support local retailers’ doing it tough is adorning Mullum shops, owing in part to efforts by resident Angela Bambach.

Poetic plea from Gaza

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre – Byron Bay This heart cry from Gaza, written by Gazan poet and...

ALP puts war power reform on the agenda

The Australian Labor Party will hold a public inquiry into how Australia goes to war if elected to government next year.

Mandy farewells that true blue Aussie, that fallen comrade in Tony Abbott’s Australia – A Fair Go.


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2 COMMENTS

  1. Mandy Nolan’s definition of “a fair go” is one surely shared by many Byron Bay residents but I’m sure it would not be supported by many of those from the time the phrase was coined.
    Those people knew the necessity of work and sacrifice, concepts which have been abandoned by many current Australians who have replaced them with a sense of entitlement and the misconception that we have a “right” to many of the benefits we have come to take for granted.
    Do they ever wonder who will pay for their “rights” when the cupboard is bare?
    Labour governments have perfected the art of buying votes with these rights and I don’t see any difference between their actions and those of the corrupt governments of Thailand, my adopted home, where at least they’re upfront and pay you the allotted number of Baht around the corner, after you’ve cast your vote.

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