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October 4, 2023

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Cinema: The Creator

The Creator – against the backdrop of a war between humans and robots with artificial intelligence, a former soldier finds the secret weapon, a robot in the form of a young child.

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Sustainable and regenerative farming

Aussie farmers are a particularly fine vintage. In fact, the average age of an Australian farmer is between 50 and 60 years old. This is the result of a number of interconnected social, economic and ecological challenges that typically inhibit the success of aspiring farmers. 

The politics of the 2023 Voice referendum non-existent in 1967

Australians voted in the 1967 referendum on May 27, 1967. Harold Holt was the prime minister at the time, a Liberal MP who led a Coalition with the Country Party.

Life Cykel: wellbeing from mushroom extracts

In 2015, Julian Mitchell and Ryan Creed embarked on a mission to address two pressing issues in our modern...

DV awareness run on October 15

I Run For Her is an annual community event held by Got Your Back Sista, which aims to spark critical conversations around domestic violence on a national scale, and for the first time will host events across Australia on October 15. 

Another wallaby death on beach prompts calls on dog owners 

A Byron local says a dead wallaby found on Belongil beach last Saturday had all the hallmarks of a dog attack, and is calling on the public to be more vigilant and for authorities to step up to help protect native wildlife.

Local dancing stars shine

Cancer Council NSW are very excited about presenting the upcoming Stars of Northern Rivers – Dance for Cancer, a celebrated community dance gala event where you will see Northern Rivers locals dance in front of a massive audience.

T Sharples, Tweed Heads

Australia’s political system was always meant to be ‘bottom up’ not ‘top down’, so it’s inspiring to see Dr Kerryn Phelps’ independent victory in Saturday’s Wentworth by-election. Her win was a 20 per cent swing from the Liberals who’ve held the seat for 117 years since Federation.

Machinations by elitists in both major parties (Liberal and Labor) have lead to four recent Australian Prime Ministers being knifed in the back. Saturday’s Wentworth outcome is the first wave of voter revolt against both major parties.

The scale of the revolt is likely to be of epic proportions and is only in its infancy.

Political parties were never part of our Constitution, but since 1901 have gradually taken over everything.

It’s well known advice for lawyers seeking judicial office: ‘join a political party’.

One of the fallacious principles we’re meant to believe is that the judiciary and political systems are separate and distinct, yet both complement each other and live off the taxpayer even after they retire in luxury.

Ex-governor general Peter Hollingworth sacked by John Howard for covering up sexual misconduct in the Church (even the Queen wanted him gone), still pockets benefits exceeding $600,000 every year until death and should misfortune befall him earlier than his wife, don’t worry, she picks up 75 per cent of his pension.

This is just one example of excess. Then there’s John Howard (who was up in the Tweed recently) who costs more in retirement than he did in office and racked up a $1 million dollar bill at taxpayers’ expense in his first year of retirement and the same goes for the other side as well Bob Hawke, Paul Keating etc.

Political parties and the elites who run them have their snouts in the trough everywhere.

Wentworth voters have wised up. I hope voters in Tweed and around Australia will do the same with their vote come the next elections.

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Lucky, Lucky, Friday the 13th encore!

Experience the enchantment once again – The Magic of the Mundane returns to the Byron Theatre for an encore performance that promises to be nothing short of extraordinary. Written by the brilliant Mikey Bryant of Mt Warning and brought to life by the captivating Elodie Crowe, with the mesmerising accompaniment of Tara Lee Byrne on the cello, this is an event you won’t want to miss.

Bluesfest 2024 – here we go!

Festival Director, Peter Noble OAM, says it’s Bluesfest Byron Bay’s 35th birthday next Easter, and as usual they’ll be rolling out multiple artist announcements over the coming months – here’s a couple of names you might know…

The Almighty Sometimes

The Drill Hall was built in 1916 as home to the Mullumbimby Platoon of the 41st Battalion. It was later converted into a theatre in the 1970s. Over the years the interior was modified with the addition of a stage and raked seating installed in 2016. Thanks to a grant from Regional Development Australia and support from North Coast Events, AAE Industries and JC Coastal Construction, it has now been converted into a modern Black Box Theatre.

Athlete clears hurdle to high perfomance centre

Blade Thompson from the Tweed Little Athletics Centre has been selected to be part of the National High-Performance Camp held in the Gold Coast...