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April 18, 2021

Has the Bay lost its heart?

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Head-on crash car traveling in wrong direction

Police say that two men are in hospital after an accident on the M1 overnight, when emergency services responded to reports of a crash involving two cars near Clothiers Creek

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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.

Report and recommendations – First Nations people in custody

High, but not high enough, on the country's human rights agenda is the issue of Aboriginal deaths in custody.

Inspector condemns prisoner health services

In the forward to the Inspector of Custodial Services Report published last month, Fiona Rafter Inspector of Custodial Services says that the provision of health services to inmates in New South Wales custodial facilities is a complex and challenging responsibility.

Where announcements masquerade as action

The great secret about government in Australia is this: no-one wants to know about government in Australia.

Flawed plan

Kai Beijerbacht, Mullumbimby For those of you who haven’t been living under a rock, I’m sure you are aware of the...

Local sailor triumphs in blustery Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race

Local sailor Craig Watson battled near gale-force winds on Coopers to have one of his best ever Brisbane to Gladstone yacht races claiming fourth place in line honours.

I have lived in Byron Shire for only twenty years now and have seen a lot of change but I still like the beaches and hinterland.

The Bay was once a very diverse town a place where you could see and buy things that you couldn’t elsewhere in the country, a place where a man walking down Jonson street in a suit would make you turn and have a look; those ‘no chains’ days are long gone.

I remember a crowd would turn up for demonstrations to voice their opinions but don’t really see that much anymore.

What has made me very upset is the way council has attacked the problem of homeless people using the bus shelter for shelter.
It was obvious when the back of it is now open to the elements and convenient arm rests have been put in so people can not lay down.

I didn’t like the sight of groups congregating in the shelter and drinking alcohol, but couldn’t street patrols of police stop that from happening.

I just find it so sad that we find it easier to fix the homeless problem by opening up the shelter and putting in arm rests, what is next do we go the whole hog like other parts of Australia and the world where they put metal plugs or spikes on the ground where the unfortunate sleep to stop them doing so.

Mark Mlikota, Bangalow


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