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March 4, 2021

A ‘fair go’?

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Be proud of Ballina, help clean up our beaches

This Sunday, 7 March, Ballina Coastcare is inviting everyone who cares about Ballina's environment to Step Up To Clean Up, and join a special event for Clean Up Australia Day.

Other News

Soli becalmed in NSW Pro surf series

Local surfer Soli Bailey has finished in second place at the Mad Mex Maroubra Pro World Surf League Qualifying Series event held at Sydney’s Maroubra beach last weekend.

Ahoy m’hearties young and old in Bangalow

‘Ahoy m’hearties’ was the catchcry at Bangalow Parklands on Saturday afternoon during the Connecting Generations Pirate Party.

PM forced

Narelle Rendalls, Ballina With reference to the recent serious sexual assault allegations in Canberra, our Prime Minister has a lot to...

Music fest aims to be COVID-19 recovery event

Byron Bay could host a two-day, beachside music and arts festival in June this year, after an application to hold the event was lodged with Byron Council.

Ministers misbehave

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

Truth

Dr Matt Landos, East Ballina There is the real news and then there is the fake news. The radio news announced...

Hugh Ermacora, Byron Bay

We are indeed fortunate in having Kerry O’Brien as one of our ‘local elders’ – a man of unquestioned talent, integrity and professionalism. The same cannot be said of all our sporting ‘heroes’ and politicians. Margaret Court being a case in point.

But what further irony that in a time of national crisis, as we seek to define and celebrate our ‘Australianness’, a whole bunch of foreigners, because of their expertise in hitting a tennis ball, have been allowed to fly into Oz. Meanwhile some 40,000 of our own citizens continue to be left stranded overseas in extremely difficult and stressful circumstances.

So much for how we define, celebrate and protect our culture. So much for egalitarianism and the notion of a ‘fair go’.


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