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May 22, 2024

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Why are we so blasé about violent pornography?

Why is it a turn on to hurt us? Recent intersectional studies have shown that online misogyny and violent pornography are contributors to a sharp rise in domestic violence. In NSW alone, police attend 500 incidents every day. If there were 500 threats or incidents at banks, or to the government, we would be in a state of emergency. Instead we stop, shake our heads, we listen to good men in government speak empty words, make a few promises, and move on. If you’ve ever lived through violence, it’s pretty well what your abuser does after hitting you.

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Big tech, porn, violence and young blokes

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Northern Rivers will host the 2025 and 2027 NSW Bowls Championships

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Lost in pronunciaton

Ivan Aristeguieta is ridiculously funny. What’s better is watching people try and pronounce his name – and then of course, it’s his deep dive into Aussie culture. Ivan has lived in Australia for ten years – as he says ‘living amongst you, observing you, learning about you’ – and now he makes a very good living taking the piss out of you. ‘I am a true blue, dinky-di Venez-stralian. Nah, she’ll be right! (Who is she by the way?).’

National Service

I have to say that having been conscripted into the army in 1970 I couldn’t disagree more with Peter...

Cabarita Beach powers up with new EV fast charger

The future of sustainable transport is rolling into northern NSW with the opening of a new electric vehicle fast charging station at Cabarita on the weekend.

Lismore is getting set to celebrate diversity with Pride Month

June will see the celebration of Pride Month and Lismore will be celebrating with Project Pride.  ‘Lismore and the rainbow...

After noticing that the Bunnings store in Byron Bay was periodically discarding unsold seedlings and plants, I asked if they would consider instead donating them to local public schools for use in students’ gardens.

After a series of exchanges the manager has agreed, on a trial basis, to allow vetted schools to pick them up by prior arrangement.

I invite other local businesses to consider similar measures that promote good will and sustainability within our community.

Helen Burns, Byron Bay


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