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April 13, 2021

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Sprouts can sometimes be overlooked on the weekly grocery list… except for those in the know, of course!

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Poor Pauline

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Half-price quarantine a step in the right direction, says NSW Farmers’ Association

NSW Farmers’ Association says it's pleased that calls for the subsidisation of quarantine costs for agricultural workers have been heard by the NSW Government.

Vehicle sanitisation stations roll out

Enhanced safety measures for point to point transport such as taxis, hire and rideshare vehicles are being rolled out in Byron Bay, Ballina and Lismore with the opening of three free temporary vehicle sanitisation stations.

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.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: The New Resilience

Resilience is dead. The word has been overused. Some may say the word is no longer resilient. We broke it. It’s unfortunate because it was a really good word.

Mullum’s lilac house the subject of Change.org petition

The plight of a Mullum resident has touched the hearts and injustice buttons of people far and wide who feel that a requirement that she repaint her house a heritage colour and possibly pay a fine, not only ridiculous but also petty.

A confusing little clip from the northern rivers hit the net this week – the launch of the first teaser trailer for a series of forthcoming films about the gas fight in the Northern Rivers is full of local faces expressing everything from confusion to joy.

Confusing Them With Our Joy is an epic trilogy from Cloudcatcher Media and will tell the unfinished story of the struggle against invasive gas from the early days at Glenugie and Doubtful Creek through to Bentley and beyond.

'Confusing Them With Our Joy' director David Lowe has been fighting i.nvasive mining via artivism. Photo Tree Faerie
‘Confusing Them With Our Joy’ director David Lowe from Cloudcatcher Media has been fighting invasive mining with artivism. Photo Tree Faerie.

Director David Lowe has been involved in the fight for the northern rivers since 2012, when a gas well appeared near his home in The Channon.

Since then he’s become well-known for his video and photography work with Lock the Gate and other organisations opposing invasive mining, from Gloucester to Queensland, up to the Northern Territory and out to the Liverpool Plains. 

David’s 2012 feature music documentary Rock the Gate! featured the monster anti-CSG rally and concert in Lismore and screened to packed houses. Now four years of activism footage from the Northern Rivers is getting ready for its first public outing.

‘We want to put the artivists centre stage,’ says Lowe. ‘The musicians, visual artists and comedians are what makes activism different up here, and we want to honour their contribution, as well as the many people from all walks of life who contributed to keeping this precious area gasfield-free.’

The teaser trailer blends the faces of many protectors, famous and unknown, with music from the bard of the movement, Luke Vassella.

It’s envisaged that the three films will be released in instalments, starting later this year.

For more info, visit the Confusing Them With Our Joy Facebook page or: www.confusingthemwithourjoy.com.

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  1. Can we please have someone equally talented and organised to ‘lock the gate on the fluoridation of our water supply’ PLEASE !!!! So many people do not really understand that we are being poisoned through are own ignorance. PLEASE ,PLEASE HELP OUR COMMUNITY …..GIVE THEM KNOWLEDGE AND INFORMATION so that we can all make our own well informed decisions. That would include our own Mayor!! Jenny what are you doing?? Please do some equitable research …look at both sides of the argument ‘FOR and AGAINST” and then tell the community from your position of authority WHY!


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