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October 19, 2021

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Big Rob: ‘no comment’

The 2021 NSW Local Government elections will be held on Saturday, 04 December, 2021. Candidates have until noon on...

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Thanks David

Thank you David Heilpern for elucidating so eloquently a raft of issues that succinctly cover the current political climate…...

Taking care of shit

The proposal is to close Ocean Shores Sewage Treatment Plant (OS STP) and transfer its load to Brunswick Valley...

A concrete solution to carbon capture

A newly developed concrete – made from recycled construction waste and industrial exhaust gases – could reduce construction emissions.

Tweed Mayor tries for 180 short term holiday letting limit

At the Tweed Shire Council (TSC) meeting (October 7) a late Mayoral Minute by Tweed Shire Mayor Chris Cherry...

Frustration over library closures as other businesses face opening dilemma

Tweed Shire Councillor James Owen (Liberal) has expressed frustration over the closure of Regional Tweed Library (RTL) network to the public until 1 December, particularly those in Murwillumbah, Tweed and Kingscliff. Similarly other businesses in the region are facing the same question of if opening up is worth the risks.

Thanks Frank Mills

We had lost our highway protest, but during those colourful marches we had the beginnings of a stronger sense...

Sue McLeod, Myocum.

I have sent the following to my local MP, Justine Elliott:

‘As a member of GetUp, I ask you to oppose the Electoral Legislation Amendment Bill on Monday that will force organisations and charities to register with the government and follow new rules that will make their operations near impossible. This will force GetUp to align with one or more political parties and destroy its political independence.

‘The amendment requires that any donation above $4.80, (note not even $5!) needs a formal document signed by a JP with witnesses etc. This will incapacitate well meaning charities as well as groups like GetUp, Change.org and the SumOfUs.

‘It allows the hard right to get away with their agenda of stifling the political voice of the people while allowing the big businesses and the fossil fuel lobby to continue to manipulate the will of the parliament.

‘I hope that the ALP will support the people in blocking this highly contentious bill.’

 

 

 


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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 19 October, 2021

Check out what's on at the cinema this week in Ballina and Byron

Iona Herbs

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