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Deep listening and housing ideas under Mullum’s fig trees for RenewFest

Around a hundred presenters, musicians, other artists and community activators plus a bumper crowd of punters all came together under the fig trees at the Mullumbimby Showground over the weekend for Renew Fest 2021.

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‘Endless land releases’ not the solution for Byron’s housing crisis, says Country Labor mayor hopeful

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Federal Member for Hughes Craig Kelly has resigned from the Liberal Party, technically throwing Scott Morrison’s government into minority as it grapples with scandals from within and without.

Former Liberal MP Craig Kelly in happier days. Photo official website.

The former furniture salesman, conspiracy theorist and Murdoch-media regular has recently been in the news for criticising the COVID-19 vaccine, associating with Pete Evans and for having a senior member of his staff accused of inappropriate behaviour with interns.

Craig Kelly has also publicly questioned the science of climate change.

His extreme right wing views have delivered him a substantial social media following.

Mr Kelly has said he will guarantee supply for the Morrison government from the crossbench, and reportedly told the party room he didn’t want to be a ‘distraction’ for the government.

He said he made the decision to leave with ‘a very heavy heart’.


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