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Tweed still waiting for action on shark safety

Frustration at the lack of action in relation to sharks and beach user safety in Tweed Shire is clear as Council wait for the state government to follow through on their shark mitigation strategies.

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MusicNSW appoints Nino for regional representation

MusicNSW is endeavouring to support regional music and musicians by appointing seven Regional Music Officers (RMOs) across the state.

Two mumma koalas with joeys hit on Terranora Road

Tweed Council is warning motorists that koalas are on the move and is asking drivers to take extra caution through new koala zones marked on Terranora Road, following several sightings and two accidents involving the much-loved marsupials in recent weeks. 

Community Byron announces Council ticket

Sitting independent Councillor, Cate Coorey, has announced her ticket for the 2021 Byron Shire Council elections, to be held September 4.

Lambruk: Local gourmet providore

S Haslam Lambruk Pantry is a local gourmet providore based in the heart of the Byron Shire. They create a...

‘Technically no longer human’ – can mRNA COVID-19 vaccines meld with your DNA?

It’s becoming increasingly common to see social media posts claiming that the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, which include those made by Pfizer and Moderna, could alter a person’s DNA.

Council staff back Wilsons Ck CT plans, despite flood, fire prone lands

A 15 lot Community Title (CT) subdivision on 12.27 ha of low lying, flood prone, degraded farmlands at the bottom of Wilsons Creek is before the public, which, if approved, would be allowed to straddle RU2 zoned land.

Gareth Smith, Byron Bay

Trade Minister Dan Tehan wants to refer China to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) because he deems its imposition of tariffs on Australian exports unfair. He extolled the virtues of a rules-based international system and said the alternative is the law of the jungle.  

Compare this with Australia’s record on human rights. During the dispute over Timor Sea oil and gas reserves, Australia withdrew from the International Court of Justice to stymie Timor Leste’s appeal to it. When Palestine referred apartheid Israel to the International Criminal Court, Australia intervened claiming that Palestine was not a state and therefore its case was invalid. 

Our treatment of Aborigines, asylum seekers and whistleblowers like Julian Assange, Bernard Collaery, David McBride and Richard Boyle is an affront to all those who support the rule of law and not the law of the jungle. The Australian government’s squealing to the WTO, while blatantly trampling human rights, is a class act in hypocrisy!


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