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April 15, 2021

Will Foley represent us or the church?

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Sally Flannery discovers dark side of ‘Lovemore’

Since declaring her interest in running for Lismore Council, local woman Sally Flannery has been subjected to sustained attack, both online and upon her property.

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HuskeeSwap launches in Lennox

An exciting initiative to keep coffee cups out of landfill launched in Lennox Head yesterday. Ballina Shire Council is backing the HuskeeSwap program with free coffees at different cafes in Lennox this week, for coffeeholics keen to try a new solution to a growing problem.

Byron and Ballina secure funds from Coastal and Estuary Grants

A coastal hazard assessment study and a coastal management program will be funded as the NSW Government announces over $100,000 for Byron and Ballina Shire Councils under the 2020-21 Coastal and Estuary Grants Program.

Beware of flood damage scams

NSW Fair Trading is warning consumers about opportunistic tradespeople trying to take advantage during the flood recovery process as the state gets back on its feet.

Rotary Downunder Baton handed over at Byron Bay

The Rotary Club of Byron Bay recently took the Rotary Downunder Baton to the most easterly point of Australia as part of its national journey. As well as being the national celebration of one hundred years of service by Rotary in Australia, the theme for the centenary is 'Rotary says no to domestic violence'.

Women’s rights focus at Renew Fest

Two further headlining guests have been announced for Renew Fest, which describes itself as a ‘festival of full system...

Methane: the breakfast of champion trees

A research study lead by Southern Cross University scientists has discovered an unlikely microscopic ally in the battle to reduce the amount of methane gas in the atmosphere.

New state Labor leader Luke Foley is a strange marriage of the Labor right (Liberal-lite) and the Catholic Church; his previous voting pattern giving indication to how this might play out in time.

In November 2013, Foley voted with Fred Nile and hardline Liberals against same sex marriage legislation in the NSW parliament. The bill was defeated 21 votes to 19, a sorry misrepresentation of an issue that receives wide public support.

Will Luke Foley represent the NSW public or Cardinal George Pell and the hierarchy of the Catholic Church?

For all Labor’s rhetoric about modernising the party this seems like a major step backwards or at least, a failure to ‘move forward’.

Last state election Labor received far less votes than the Greens in the Ballina and Lismore electorates. With Foley as leader, it won’t help Labor’s chances this time around either.

Bec Talbot, Mullumbimby


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