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Iron Gates development in Evans Head land owners go into administration – again

The Iron Gates development, that is on flood- and fire-prone land near Evans Head, has been fought by the community for over 30 years. The current company that owns the site, Goldcoral Pty Ltd whose director is Graeme Ingles, has now been placed into administration.

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A play that puzzles and delights

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A smorgasbord of flicks

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Lismore Thistles launch youth player academy

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Bluesfest performer’s triple GRAMMY win

Regular Byron Bluesfest performer Bonnie Raitt look out three gongs at yesterday's GRAMMY awards, bringing her a total of 13 across the span of her career.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Nicessism Disorder

I have a disorder that is incompatible with living a comfortable life in the current system. Unfortunately it’s becoming less common, but there are people living in your street who will have it. Maybe even your friends, or someone in your family. Maybe you. It’s my deep shame. It’s why I will never be rich and successful. But probably why I am so deeply happy and why I am so full of love and care for other humans.

‘Mad Wowser’ minister Dutton, is quick to bat for party boy Briggs with his claimed accidental ‘mad f…… witch’ reaction sent to a woman journalist critical of the clown, but despite being repeatedly alerted to an immigration fraud which I have repeatedly alerted to him, he is a deaf, dumb, and blind three-headed monkey to department affairs he needs to address, even after reports of internal department corruption in 2014.

It’s not funny, it demonstrates the conservatives within the Liberals believe they are more important than anyone else, but worse, anyone objecting to a drunk making unwanted advances should be abused with heavy profanity; it is in fact a culture at the gateway to violent domestic abuse just up the road, and Turnbull must start educating his own party before the wider community in how to be a gentleman not just by name but also by nature.

John Dobinson, Balwyn North, Victoria


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