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Byron Shire
March 3, 2021

Vale Judy Macdonald

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Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

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Facebook fails

Adrian Gattenhof, Mullumbimby American spoilt brat Zuckerberg may have done adults around the world a great favour with his screamy...

‘Hollywood’ drug squads over the top

I guess we have to thank Hollywood for the enduring myth that a black-clad squad of elite 'blokes', preferably with cool helicopters, from the capital are needed to crack down on really serious crime in hick parts of the country like Mullumbimby.

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.

Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

Resilience through biodiversity and awareness

The Byron Shire Resilience and Regeneration Roadshow will be in Brunswick Heads this Saturday, as part of a series of events across the region tackling the question: ‘How do we create more resilient communities in 2021?’

Ministers misbehave

Keith Duncan, Pimlico Accusations of appalling behaviour by the Liberal Party in covering up misdeeds within its ranks just keep...

Deborah Lilly, Mullumbimby

Our dear Judy has passed on. Byron Shire has lost a valiant educator, activist and community leader. It was her inspiration, motivation and dedication that created the Mullumbimby Farmers Market in 2010; the local alternative to the impending arrival of a multinational supermarket.

Judy had an impressive general knowledge and understanding of world politics, the environment and gardening. She was articulate and clever. She cooked exotic meals for her friends, elegantly presented with flowers on pretty tablecloths, with vintage crockery and antique furniture. Her taste was impeccable, her heart generous and her mind sagacious.

In an interview soon after the Mullum Farmers Market opened, Judy explains its unique dynamic, expanding to include locally produced food-related products to keep money circulating within our community.

Vale Judy, I miss you.

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