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April 21, 2021

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Local youth among those hardest hit by housing affordability crisis

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Local youth among those hardest hit by housing affordability crisis

A 20 per cent spike in rents is driving an increase in youth homelessness across the North Coast, the organisers of a national campaign to end homelessness say.

Follow the buck$

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MVP is its own award

It’s easy to get excited about Byron’s new MVP restaurant in Lawson St – it’s not only got standout dishes such as Blue Spirulina Linguine with blue swimmer crab and Yamba prawns, and Fettuccine al Ragù with Hayters Hill beef ragù sauce, feta and baby peas, but it’s also all sustainably sourced from local growers, available in takeaway (even delivered if you’re close to town) and more than half of the menu is plant-based.

The ghost in the archives #3: Sexism, legal discrimination and ‘the game of bastardry’

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Erich Onest, Balmain

How good for our politicians to see all their wishes come true at once. With the bushfires (a God-sent natural event) destroying so many of our National Parks and wilderness areas, it is a perfect time to reclassify these areas for mining, large scale agriculture (of course run by multinational corporations) and for high-rise apartment towers.

I am sure there is enough space for a few thousand of those towers so, if a few fall over in Opal Tower fashion, there will be plenty of spares. The empty units could be set aside for emergency accommodation for the next fire, flood, or virus event.

And, surprise! Guess what? The Federal government is already leaning on NSW to allow more fracking.

What a fracking surprise.

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