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April 12, 2021

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Linen SHIFT project urgently needs new home

With a vision to disrupt the cycle of women’s homelessness, the Linen SHIFT project was born to provide unique individual support and education for at-risk women in a safe residential environment, but today they they have been forced to close.

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Local photographer finalist in National Portrait Prize

Lismore-based photographer R J Poole is one of eighty finalists from over 3,000 entries in this year's Living Memory: National Photographic Portrait Prize.

Can you help this local family find a home?

A local couple whose much-loved baby boy was taken away by government officers and then returned is asking the community for help in finding space on a property to park their mobile home.

Lilac house bound by red tape

Mullumbimby resident Nicole Haberecht is facing a $3,000 fine and the prospect of repainting her house after Council made a demand that she change the colour after it was painted a shade of lilac.

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.

Francis Cloake in running for National Portrait Prize

Byron Bay's Francis Cloake is one of two Northern Rivers photographers named as a finalist in the prestigious Living Memory: National Photographic Portrait Prize.

Sick to my stomach

Gabi Giacomin, Ocean Shores I cannot believe it! We have voted for a Green MP, a Green Council, we have...
Which part of the word ‘no’ is unclear?
A full page ad in last week’s Byron Shire Echo triumphs the NSW government’s gas plan.
A young woman dressed in safety apparel reassuringly examines a water sample,
while a rural scene provides a comforting backdrop. The ad is predominantly green,
gold and blue in colour, like the products we use to clean the toilet.
To learn more about our plan please visit: bendoverandbraceyourself.com

After years of marching, submissions, letter writing and the largest popular protest

in the history of our region, the state government still wants to see us all get hydraulically
fracked.
Hmmmmm, so which part of ‘no’ remains unclear?
Is it the letter o, as in ‘oh’ we weren’t listening can you say it again?
Is it the letter n, as in ‘nah’ we don’t give a toss about the principle of majority rule?
Perhaps the whole word no has been misread by our political representatives as being
part of ‘nobble’, as in when the ICAC went through them like a dose of salts last year.
Or maybe they imagine its part of the word ‘noose’, as in what awaits them at the next
election.
In either event, the people of this region have the distinct impression that our governmentis less concerned about our collective will, than about pandering to their buddies in the mining industry.
So perhaps we need to build on the word no as a means of expressing our
democratic rights. Like ‘non-negotiable’.
R J Poole, Lismore

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