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October 8, 2022

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It’s Ageism Awareness Day

It’s Ageism Awareness Day and the peak body for older Australians, the Council on the Ageing (COTA) Australia, say we must all take action to address the scourge of ageism –  stereotyping and discriminating against individuals or groups on the basis of their age.

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Future flooding fears

While we wait for the next flooding event – which easily could be worse than our previous ones –...

Australian blues legends Chain to play Bluesfest 2023

What do blues folk Muddy Waters, Roy Buchanan, Albert Collins, BB King, Albert King, Freddie King, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, Robert Cray, George Thorogood, Ash Grunwald, Jeff Lang, Juzzie Smith, Geoff Achison and even Buddy Guy, all have in common? They can all say they’ve met Phil Manning.

Flood-affected youth film screening tomorrow

Flickerfest and One Vision Productions have joined forces to facilitate a workshop and free film screening that has brought flood-affected youth together to tell their stories.

Koala deaths

I feel sick about the koala deaths on our roads and am totally on board with slowing down for...

Women to shine at TEDxByronBay

TEDxByronBayWOMEN is about the power of women and girls to be creators and change-makers.

Advocates push for the return of rail

A group of residents committed to the return of rail services to the area say the first stage of planning is underway ‘to bring our tracks back to life and extend a climate-friendly train service to Mullumbimby, with the second stage to provide rail services to Bangalow’.

Whenever I go to Brisbane Airport I am charged by credit card for the privilege of using the Gateway Bridge infrastructure via a plastic thing which is adhered to my windscreen.

1.5 million visitors to Byron Bay could be charged, say, $5 per vehicle as it leaves the roundabout at the new Rec. grounds. At an average of 2.5 per car that is $3 million towards maintaining infrastructure.

Residents could have a different “chip” in their plastic thing which only charges them $2.

Am sure the friendly folk at GoVia, or whatever, would be more than happy to talk to our Mr Gainger.

Any revenue over the budget of $3 million would be well spent upgrading the rest of Binna Burra Road!

Tony Margan, Federal


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  1. Thanks Tony. But I’m sorry. Your idea has attributes of intelligence and innovation. This cannot be tolerated and must be destroyed. Exterminate! Exterminate! We must await the incarnation of employees equipped with the consciousness and inner faculties allowing the reception, integration and celebration of things such as ‘using creative, higher minded solutions to support each other making for a healthy,happy, high functioning selfless society’
    Or at least wait until the next election. Praying? Yeah, me too

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