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May 24, 2022

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Bringing learning and play together

Byron Bay High School’s new agility course recognises the importance of play for learning and has students from all years actively playing during breaks and PDHPE lessons, according to Byron Bay High’s Principal, Janine Marcus.

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Climate-related disasters influenced the election, Climate Council says

There was a clear connection between climate change-related disasters and voting in the Federal Election, according to the Climate Council.

A positive change for Bruns River

With the floods still on the mind of those impacted in the Shire’s north, a local charity and its partners have launched an interactive online map of the Brunswick River to raise awareness and hopefully bring it back to full health.

Will Morrison’s gas-led recovery delete the IPCC’s belief we need climate action now?

Most Australians know the news, or have had firsthand experiences themselves, of two years of floods, fires, coastal erosion, and storms, both here and overseas. In fact Australia has warmed on average by 1.44 ± 0.24 °C since national records began in 1910.

SCU to house temporary accommodation for flood-affected residents

Temporary homes will be located at Southern Cross University (SCU) Lismore Campus as part of the NSW government's program to provide 800 temporary housing options for flood-affected people.

Easy equation

In terms of the economy. Billions of dollars spent on armaments and the supporting structures, at the expense, the...

Ballina Jetboat Surf Rescue stuck in the shed

Dave Carter, the President of Ballina Jetboat Surf Rescue, has gone public about a controversy which has been keeping his team's boat out of rescue service for the last three months.

Bronwyn Bishop: favouritism is the one thing hated and never forgiven in Australian culture.

Assembly after assembly at school we sang the school hymn Play the Game and I sang it with full belief, absolute trust. And then, commencing my forth year in junior school, I saw a lot of new kids arrive who attended outer suburban churches of the school’s denomination and a lot of them were wearing the colours of house leaders and one was a house captain; I couldn’t understand it, they hadn’t earned the stripes on their jacket pockets. And then I noticed kids whose parents networked with teachers did better and got positions, and I wasn’t very nice to some of those kids: call it envy and jealousy, but I saw if as hating favouritism, that they weren’t Playing the Game, and I became cynical.

Cynical is what the community is towards politicians and the one thing the community hates is politicians with their noses deep in the trough doing the wrong thing, not living by the spirit of public service – not serving the community – who state they are working within the rules (but not the rules of ethical, moral, decency).

The same goes for union leaders and bureaucratic public servants- including those commissioners who are paid to judge others.

Abbott needs to put Bishop somewhere where he can save face, even if it is to continue to indulge herself, be it a position overseas, maybe with a silly title, Baroness Bishop, whatever. To the public she is just a joke anyway.

Clear the decks, Tony; there’s a bigger game to win.

John Dobinson, Balwyn North, Vic.


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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 25 May, 2022

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