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May 10, 2021

Bob’s story

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Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

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What’s going on with gas?

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Killer Crocs!

When I was 18, to rebel against the world my parents had created, I shaved a half Mohawk, encouraged my hair to stand on end, grew my armpit hair, wore torn black rags, too much eyeliner and wore 18-hole Dr. Martens boots. These days, to give their parents the shits, the kids are wearing Crocs. With socks. They’re going for comfort.

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

Water strategy

Alan Dickens, Brunswick Heads The people of Mullumbimby would be aware that Byron Shire Council (BSC) intends to hand over...

Board defends its management of Mullum Rural Co-op

The issue of potential fraud and financial mismanagement was a key part of the response from Mullumbimby Rural Co-op...

Dreaming about a bucket-list surfing and wellness holiday?

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Bob Maughan, Byron Bay

My name is Bob Maughan and this is my story.

I am refusing to pay my rates whilst living in the ghetto.

Drug addicts fighting in the early hours bringing police and the ranger. Homeless people using the public toilet block to charge their mobile phones.

The rubbish behind the council site includes six cars, a caravan, and a number of tents. Evidence of home invasion includes smashed screen door and window. Nightly there is yelling and foul language, impacting my mental health. Multiple trucks enter and leave the council site – the water truck comes eight times a day. The police, council or rangers won’t help.

Daily papers cover what celebrities are up to, but nothing about this, all just one block from the Rails.

This has been my home for 40 years, I’m mourning for the peace I have lost. The wetlands and all that are in distress. My home has become a construction site.

So many questions and no answers.


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