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June 20, 2024

The cutting of our penalty rates will lead to the coalition’s demise

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Have your say on Byron Bay’s foreshore 

Byron Council staff have proposed options and a ten-year vision for the much-used space, including the removal, or partial removal, of the carpark overlooking Main Beach. 

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16-year-old Mullum boy summits Imja Tse

Back in 2017, nine-year-old local boy, Finn Marshall-Rosato, became the youngest Australian to trek to Everest Base Camp, unaided and carrying all his own gear. 

Mullet fishers destroy dunes and native plants at Gawandii Beach, Shaws Bay

Locals and Tuckombil Landcare have expressed concerns over damage to the dunes at Gawandii Beach at Shaws Bay by fisher people who are accessing the beach for the mullet harvesting season. 

Bruce Apps, Townsend.

The politics is alive and well but the decision to cut penalty rates from our low paid workers shows that we have a Fair Work Commission lacking in empathy and compassion with  a belief that it was in someway linked to the government in some nepotistic manner in delivering the decision that it came up with. I am sure, contrary to all beliefs, that it made a mistake to favour the government in an endeavour to reduce their budgetary problems but forgot the workers struggling to make ends meet as they engage in working up to three and four jobs to support their families.

 The arguments will continue on and on but no matter how intense they become the LNP Government has just signed its death warrant because in this case the workers will not forget how and who to vote for at the next general Federal Election. Being mean to the worker will have ramifications with a payback of the LNP getting ‘The Royal Order of the Boot.’ With an estimated loss of 21 seats the House will look pretty bare of LNP Members. Including Barnaby who can’t even correctly speak the ‘Queen’s English’ when he gets excited.


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