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Not quite ‘too late’

Desmond Bellamy, PETA Australia Sir David Attenborough, the world’s most famous naturalist, has just addressed the United Nations Security Council to...

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My dear friend, Philip Rubinstein 1934–2021

I first met Phil on a rain-soaked day outside my house in Brunswick Terrace, Mullum. It was an accidental encounter, but we soon got stuck into a conversation about the parlous state of Australian universities.

Supporting independent news or making fat cats fatter?

The recent skirmish between Facebook and the government is hard to miss, even if you rely on Facebook for your news. But what does it all mean?

Top of Mt Warning

Daniel O’Brien, Federal Letters about Mt Warning were interesting. Chris Gee defended National Parks and Wildlife for adopting the views of...

International Women’s Day kerfuffle at Ballina

One councillor walked out of Ballina Council's recent meeting during an emotional discussion about speakers at an upcoming IWD event.

Byron’s new road: the good and not so

After more than 30 years of talk, debate, disagreements, tears and political gridlock, Byron Bay has a new road to divert traffic from the CBD to the southern end of town.

Editorial – #ChooseToChallenge the patriarchy

It is easy to think we have almost achieved equality for men and women in a country like Australia – just as long as you don’t think too hard about it.

Peter Olson, Goonengerry.

Late for work? Stuck in the traffic jam coming into Byron? Then please consider the only time that really matters: the time shown on the Doomsday Clock.

2010: six minutes to Midnight, 2012: five minutes, 2015: three minutes, 2017: two and a half minutes, 2018: two minutes to Midnight; at Midnight there is a big bang and lots of fireworks, but no party.

Wars don’t work anymore because the ultimate war will kill everyone on both sides. Even a very limited war between India and Pakistan is now believed to result in a nuclear winter that kills billions globally.

But wars make a lot of money and can secure the very valuable crude oil reserves of other countries, like Iraq, Libya, Syria and Iran.

What is the point of getting the crude oil we want, through wars, if we eventually eliminate our own species in the process?


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Optics

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