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June 22, 2021

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Appeal to locate elderly missing woman – Ballina

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate an elderly woman missing on the state's North Coast area.

Other News

Some insights from Malcolm Turnbull

From the deceptive and underhanded conduct of our current Prime Minister ScMo, to the destructive impact of Tony Abbott and the far right of the Australian political and media scene, A Bigger Picture, by Malcolm Turnbull, provides an interesting insight into how he perceives the Australian political landscape.

Mental health workshop for girls in Lennox

The mental health organisation Beautiful Minds is holding a one day workshop for pre-teen girls in Lennox Head on Sunday 27 June 2021.

Lennox Gardens object to Council approved shed

Eve Jeffery The members of the Lennox Community Gardens are distressed by what they say is the destruction of an...

Locals to fight back with a series about the REAL Byron Bay

News that Netflix was planning to film a vacuous docudrama in Byron Bay brought a collective snort of derision across the Shire.

In a league of their own

S Haslam At the end of a dusty lane, just beyond the increasingly hip area of the Mullum Industrial Estate,...

Refugee rally in Lismore this week

The Lismore office of the Federal Member for Page, Kevin Hogan, will be the site of a rally this week to protest the passing of the new Migration Amendment Bill.

Jo Faith, Newtown

Scientists continue to reveal that climate change is surging dangerously ahead.

A very heartfelt thanks to the environmentalists and community activists for tending to the rights of nature in the Byron Shire. In particular, Dailan Pugh for the in-depth ecological research he has offered the community and Byron Council.

Thanks to the Butler Street community and Paul Jones for the ongoing struggle to prevent the Byron Bypass, which will ensure the final destruction of the wetlands that nurture our waterways.

I thank the volunteers at the Byron Environment Centre who’ve been treated with unfeeling dismissiveness by Byron Council.

I do NOT thank aspirant politician Ben Franklin for ignoring the rights of nature and for boastfully using taxpayers money to seal the fate of the bypass. What are you doing for climate change? Can you prevent the development and destruction of West Byron?

Thanks, Ian Cohen, for reminding us of the remarkable work of Anudhi Wentworth, a blind councillors with the greatest vision for the Byron Shire. A woman whom right-wing counsellors tried to get rid of using the excuse of her blindness (shame!) but it was her boldness and spirit that they really wanted to quell!


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  1. It’s high time for more of us to be heard about climate change and drag it out of this ridiculously designed doldrums of uncertainty.

    The science is rock solid. I’m studying environmental scientist and.. there are no doubts whatsoever. Why this is even a partisan issue in 2019 is beyond a joke.

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