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April 16, 2021

Major parties have lost the plot

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Byron Shire celebrates seniors during festival week

An action-packed program has been planned for the 2021 Byron Shire Seniors Festival with drumming, dancing, walking, yoga and laughing on the program.

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ALP puts war power reform on the agenda

The Australian Labor Party will hold a public inquiry into how Australia goes to war if elected to government next year.

Local start-up brings you breakfast in bed

Breakfast is now a whole lot more luxurious with the recent launch of Le Petit Brekkie in the Byron Shire. Changing how we enjoy breakfast, Emma and Kevin, the team behind the business, curate fresh, locally sourced breakfast boxes to be delivered directly to their clients’ doors. With the tagline ‘breakfast in bed, delivered’, Le Petit Brekkie hopes to make the indulgence of a lazy lie-in even more tempting.

Interview with Jean Kittson

Comedian, writer, and social commentator Jean Kittson has the ability to distil complex ideas into commonsense. Jean is one of the national treasures in conversation with Mandy Nolan and Fiona O’Loughlin at No Eggs for Breakfast, a comedic chat themed around life beyond fertility! It seemed remiss not to ask Ms Kittson on her take on the debacle that is federal politics and gender equity.

SCU named as partner in two national drought hubs

Southern Cross University has been announced as playing a crucial partnership role in two new Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hubs.

Remembering and Healing – the Northern Rivers peace effort

The community of Lismore are invited to join events organised by the Remembering and Healing (RaH) group over the weekend encompassing ANZAC Day.

I’ll soon celebrate my 88th birthday and I shouldn’t let the self-serving antics of our major parties get to me. But they have.

They are not interested in governing for the public good. They govern in fear of corporate/union donors. And a word to these cronies – no amount of their tainted money will buy my vote.  This vote remains in my control. I will not relinquish it to cronies and lobbyists.

Fortunately Nick Xenophon has formed a new moderate political party – NXT, The Nick Xenophon Team. My feeling is that Nick’s common sense and commitment to the public good is refreshing. NXT is going to get my support and my vote.

I live in hope that NXT will break the nexus between corporations and political parties.

Despite the wrinkles, the walking stick and a body full of stents, I could even be called a poster boy for the new party.

Ken Nicholson, Kingscliff


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