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October 8, 2022

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Surf films make a splash at Byron Bay Film Festival

Surfing is a central part of Byron Bay’s identity and this year’s surf films are certain to bring the whole community together in a celebration of athleticism, wild seas and sheer joy in our exquisite environment.

A journey of a step or two

Apart from organic shiraz, my latest investment in health is this mini-stepper, or ‘massage stepper’ as they call it in the country of origin.

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.

Local MPs to embark on flood fact finding mission

Four local MPs will tour the Queensland Reconstruction Authority’s Brisbane headquarters tomorrow on a fact finding mission that will hopefully assist the flood recovery process in the Northern Rivers.

‘Sad and distressing’: massive numbers of bird deaths in Australian heatwaves reveal a profound loss is looming

Heatwaves linked to climate change have already led to mass deaths of birds and other wildlife around the world. To stem the loss of biodiversity as the climate warms, we need to better understand how birds respond.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Confessions of an Ugly Sister

I like myself. It’s taken a long time to realise that I’m okay; to stop measuring myself against benchmarks where I always come up short. Obviously not literally. I’m a tall person. Tall people are perceived as confident and powerful and capable. It’s how I see myself.

No question that this issue is very serious but we now have a new Liberal prime minister anxious to gain popularity and push more public money towards private ‘service providers’ with very little oversight of quality and value for money.

What usually happens when public money is released to private entrepreneurs to provide ‘services’?

Poor quality service and a ‘service provider’ who will buy another property on Sydney Harbour with the profits.

Domestic violence has its roots in ease of access to and misuse of drugs. Disintegration of the family unit. Failure of parents to provide their children with adequate moral,  ethical and spiritual education. Materialism. Unemployment. Under education. I could go on and on.

Come on Malcolm. Put some detail to your grand gesture and address the real issues. Get the Pope and Dalai Lama involved.

Joe Monks, Woodburn.

 


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