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April 15, 2021

Bypassing Council

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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.

Lilac house bound by red tape

Mullumbimby resident Nicole Haberecht is facing a $3,000 fine and the prospect of repainting her house after Council made a demand that she change the colour after it was painted a shade of lilac.

Poor Pauline

Bob Vinnicombe, Sefton A lot of hypocrisy from Labor and The Greens about respect for women. Look at the treatment...

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.

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In the forward to the Inspector of Custodial Services Report published last month, Fiona Rafter Inspector of Custodial Services says that the provision of health services to inmates in New South Wales custodial facilities is a complex and challenging responsibility.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: The New Resilience

Resilience is dead. The word has been overused. Some may say the word is no longer resilient. We broke it. It’s unfortunate because it was a really good word.

Darren Smith, Mullumbimby

Is it time to bypass the ‘BS’ Council, form a new grassroots unified movement and ethos formed to prevent the destruction of towns and environments like ours. If the new leadership really are so soulless and callous it’s time to drain the swamp, or is this obstructionism part of a greater career plan?

What if Byron Shire Council became so swamped, dysfunctional, and indebted to the state govt that it had to merge with Tweed and / or Ballina? A blue-green re-branded as a ‘sustainable green super shire’?

How many senior BSC staff have worked or lived in these areas previously? Who would be the perfect blue-green mayor / GM combo then?

Then who better for the Nats to send to the senate than a couple of sellout ex-greenies, proven, untrustworthy, keen to serve.

Let’s remind the budding leaders that power comes best from the roots. Maybe let your neighbourhood networks prepare for en masse rates abeyance action in order to redirect the rates resource to where it is needed, not where Byron tourist industry businesses want it.


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1 COMMENT

  1. Well said, I have thought the same. it is all part of agretaer plan to toally take away any grass roots activisim and fortify rule from above by a poltiical class which seriously sees itself as born to rule, the LNP and Alp and now Greens cabal of scumbags. Anyone want to support me in my bid for mayor next election?? I have the credibilty, education and principles. I have stood up to forest destroyers and gone to court over my principles to be bludgeoned by these state run judges and courts. They need to be totlaly purged from their positions.We need to start taking back our rights and country now.

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