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Industry response to Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

As the pandemic has again highlighted the standard of treatment of our elders, Australia’s aged care industry has urged...

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Waking up with a sick feeling in my gut

Horst Tietze, Mullumbimby Thank you to Mandy Nolan for publishing her courageous account of growing up as a young woman...

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.

Armed robberies in Northern Rivers

Police have been investigating two armed robberies this week, one in Byron Bay and one in Lismore.

NSW coal power stations still emitting dangerous levels of air pollution

New National Pollutant Inventory data shows that toxic air emissions from the state’s coal-fired power stations fell 15% in the year to June 2020, but they are still among the most polluting industrial facilities in NSW.

Murwillumbah Arts Trail coming in May

The sixth Murwillumbah Arts Trail is all set for the weekend of 29-30 May 2021. From its beginnings in 2015, the arts trail has grown to be a major festival for the visual arts, as well as a vibrant community event.

The importance of talking about ovaries

Brother and sister clothing designers Camilla Freeman-Topper and Marc Freeman are, were 11 and 13 respectively when their mother died of ovarian cancer.

Missy_HigginsMusic has always played an important tune at the Byron Bay Writers Festival and this year’s event brings some Australian greats to the Bay.

Richard Clapton, much-loved legend of Australian music, will feature in conversation with award-winning journalist and author, David Leser on Saturday August 2 at the Byron Community Centre Theatre. Singer/songwriter Missy Higgins, pictured, has struck a profound chord with Australian music fans and festivalgoers will have the opportunity to hear Missy In Conversation with ABC presenter Simon Marnie on Saturday August 2.

Missy will also join critically acclaimed musician Darren Hanlon in the session The Art of Song Writing on Friday August 1.

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