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April 14, 2021

Electric universe strikes back

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SCU celebrates alumni achievements with awards

A group of Southern Cross University graduates who have made extraordinary global achievements in research, community building, healthcare and environmental issues have been acknowledged with the 2020 Alumni Impact Awards.

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Interview with Jean Kittson

Comedian, writer, and social commentator Jean Kittson has the ability to distil complex ideas into commonsense. Jean is one of the national treasures in conversation with Mandy Nolan and Fiona O’Loughlin at No Eggs for Breakfast, a comedic chat themed around life beyond fertility! It seemed remiss not to ask Ms Kittson on her take on the debacle that is federal politics and gender equity.

Lens on Lennox photo competition is open

Entries are now open for the Lennox Head Lions Club's annual photographic competition, on the theme of 'Lennox Head, Then and Now'.

Character test for PM without much

Over Easter I visited a friend who’s spent decades doing her best to protect old growth forests, preserve human connection with nature in the raw and help save our planet from the climate emergency.

Byron and Ballina secure funds from Coastal and Estuary Grants

A coastal hazard assessment study and a coastal management program will be funded as the NSW Government announces over $100,000 for Byron and Ballina Shire Councils under the 2020-21 Coastal and Estuary Grants Program.

Local sailor triumphs in blustery Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race

Local sailor Craig Watson battled near gale-force winds on Coopers to have one of his best ever Brisbane to Gladstone yacht races claiming fourth place in line honours.

A place like home

Garth Luke, Mullumbimby Why do we always focus on adding new buildings when the conversation turns to affordable housing? Byron Shire...

Sapoty Brook, Mullumbimby

While we stare at coal, we are quietly surrounded by oil and gas. The uneconomic myth of ‘clean coal’ is now joined by fairies swallowing stories of ‘blue hydrogen’ cracked out of fossil gas.

With such stories the fossil cash cow continues to be milked by evil criminal investors uncaring or ignorant about our children’s future, as they weave fairytales to keep their game of deception rolling towards the climate cliff of oblivion.

So on Saturday 8 June 10am till 4pm the rebellious angels of life, rising to confront the evil fossil funders, invite your readers and their children into a visionary electric universe of cars and bikes at the Cavanbah Centre.


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Red Cross offers additional bushfire grants

Australian Red Cross is opening a final round of support grants for people affected by the bushfires who are suffering extreme financial hardship.

The return of the prodigal son

Gallery DownTown, the annexe of Tweed Regional Gallery, is presenting a new exhibition by regional artists.

Rotary Downunder Baton handed over at Byron Bay

The Rotary Club of Byron Bay recently took the Rotary Downunder Baton to the most easterly point of Australia as part of its national journey. As well as being the national celebration of one hundred years of service by Rotary in Australia, the theme for the centenary is 'Rotary says no to domestic violence'.

Interview with Jean Kittson

Comedian, writer, and social commentator Jean Kittson has the ability to distil complex ideas into commonsense. Jean is one of the national treasures in conversation with Mandy Nolan and Fiona O’Loughlin at No Eggs for Breakfast, a comedic chat themed around life beyond fertility! It seemed remiss not to ask Ms Kittson on her take on the debacle that is federal politics and gender equity.