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Dance for Brazil

The Mahico and Aruanda crews are joining hands to invite the entire community to be a part of Dance for Brazil – a day to flood Brazil with support, this Sunday in Byron Bay.

Byron Shire tops NSW for homelessness

The latest data from the NSW government’s 2024 Street Count has revealed a stark and troubling reality for Byron Shire, which now accounts for the largest number of rough sleepers in NSW. This highlights the urgent need for support for local homeless services like the Mullumbimby and District Neighbourhood Centre, Fletcher Street Cottage and other homeless services like Liberation Larder.

Editorial – Just another unjust moment in history

Justice has been served and it’s a shit sandwich: whistleblower David McBride is now the first person to be sentenced to jail in Australia for reporting war crimes.

Danny’s world

Danny Wakil would have us believe that Israel is a sweet little peace-loving ‘sister democracy’ that can do no...

Is Kyogle Council misrepresenting changes to Private Native Forestry approvals?

The Kyogle Environment Group has challenged Kyogle Council’s presumption thatapplying for a Private Native Forestryplan from both Local Land Services and Council ‘essentially duplicates the assessment’.

Terence Johnson, Mullumbumby.

Recently I wanted to see the mini-houses exhibit at Renew Fest but the $75 admission was more disposable income than I had.

Awhile ago I wanted to catch Gyoto monks talking about depression at Starlight Fest – $100 admission I also didn’t have.

Commercial events charging the max is not new. Community gigs charging unaffordable prices is sad and marginalizing.

Both times I could have managed $20 or so (still significant on a pension) but didn’t feel up to begging. Will Byron Shire soon be only for the cashed-up with workers transported in to service them?

I’ve lived here since the 80’s. Should my present accommodation become unavailable, I would need to buy a tent.

 


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