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May 22, 2024

Shopping and a bumpy car park at Ocean Shores

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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.

Other News

New Murwillumbah pump station build underway

There is no denying that Murwillumbah floods and locals are hoping that the construction of a new stormwater pump...

Protect the beach and coast

The last time my late father visited Byron Bay, I saw a tear roll down his cheek as he...

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...

National Service

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

National Volunteer Week honouring locals who give back

Tweed Shire Council will use National Volunteer Week to celebrate the significant contribution volunteers make across the Tweed, and to spotlight those who selflessly give back to the community.

Main Arm roads

Dear Tamara, I was at the meeting last night where we heard of Byron Council’s frustrations with the NSW...
IMG_0890How long will it take the new owners of the Ocean Village Shopping Centre to repair the on-site road that serves as of the main entry points to the complex? (pictured)
It has understandably become a major talking point for locals, for the potholes have become enormous in the last few weeks, creating an unnecessary hazard in the process.
Not only can they cause major damage to smaller vehicles, drivers are now risking collision by swerving back and forth along the narrow access route to avoid them.
Research indicates the complex has an estimated total net income of $1,321,000 a year. Surely there’s some cash in the coffers to make some repairs for the benefit of shoppers who spend their hard-earned there.
Carol Campbell, Ocean Shores

 


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