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We here in this country, now called Australia, need to be reminded that we started off as ‘boat people’. The...

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Boat people we are

We here in this country, now called Australia, need to be reminded that we started off as ‘boat people’. The...

Daintree buyback sees more forest retained

Over the last two-and-a-half years the Mullumbimby based Rainforest 4 Foundation has had a mission to buy back parts of the Daintree Lowland Rainforest that were subdivided for sale in the 1980s. 

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 19 January, 2022

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Become a Friend of Loft with their new local loyalty member program. Enjoy member-only benefits and offers, invite-only events, and...

Lismore to celebrate Australia Day with awards and Citizenship Ceremony

Many people will celebrate Australia Day next week and Lismore City Council has announced some of the nominees for this year’s Australia Day Awards.

The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai eruption: what comes next?

The powerful volcanic eruption was captured in amazing detail, yet remains shrouded in mystery. The eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga...

The reincarnation of the Member for Wentworth, Malcolm Turnbull, is not that far away.

Abbott was always leading a one-term government.

You cannot blame the people for getting rid of Rudd v Julia or Julia v Rudd or for that matter the stupid ALP (in that instance) for allowing that circus to happen.

It may well be, one term governments are what the Australian political landscape is going to be for quite a while.

Anyway, back to Malcolm. Who can forget his wife’s (Lucy) rule at Tweed Shire Council? I always felt the most telling statement she made in my presence was ‘I’m here to support the system, that’s what I believe in’.

As an old Greek once told me ‘you’re only as good as your competition’.

T. Sharples, Tweed Heads


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