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No Ballina commemoration for 11 November

Speaking on behalf of the Ballina RSL sub-branch, Dick Wills BEM has announced that there will be no public commemoration service in Ballina for Remembrance Day next month.

Other News

NSW Education responds to Teachers Federation over Murwillumbah Education Campus staff cuts

The NSW Education Department has responded to the NSW Teachers Federation's accusation that Education Minister Sarah Mitchell has only just revealed the extent of staff cuts at the mega school.

The Rebels and the Wraiths visit Nationals: ‘We are facing a planetary crisis’

As part of a fortnight of climate actions and protests with the Extinction Rebellion, over 30 activists visited MP Kevin Hogan’s office in Lismore yesterday pushing ghostly empty white prams.

Government secrecy around health advice defended by local Nats MP

The NSW Liberal-Nationals government’s attempt to block transparency around its health advice with the COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney last June will now become public.

Love Island takes over Federal – time to test the law?

The NSW government legislation has provided a permit for screen filming on private land in NSW without any Council oversight or accountability. This has led to Federal Village currently being overrun by the ITV film company.

Jeff Johnson calls for generational change at Ballina

The next in our series of interviews with Ballina Council hopefuls for the December election features Cr Jeff Johnson, who is also nominating for mayor after thirteen years service on council.

Editorial: Jabby jab jab jabb

As of this week, NSW reached the double vaccination target of 80 per cent!

Edo will be performing at a charity event for the COVID crisis in India on Mothers Day.

A Sound Life, Australia’s first charity to transform the lives of people in need through free music, yoga and meditation programs is having an event this Sunday as a fundraiser for the COVID crisis in India.

Co-founder/CEO, Edo Kahn, is a musician, social entrepreneur and yogi, and he is passionate about transforming lives, empowering individuals and uniting communities. 

In 2017 over 200 ASL volunteers delivered 560 free sessions across 39 facilities in Sydney, Illawarra and Northern Rivers NSW. Since ASL’s inception in 2014, thousands of people facing hardships in healthcare facilities and underserved communities have experienced renewed wellbeing, personal empowerment and joy. 

An internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter and sound healing specialist, Edo will be performing at the Mothers Day event. Bring your mum, she will love it!

The Mothers Day Chant for Mother India event is on this Sunday, from 2pm to 6pm at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall.

Tickets are vailable on a tiered pricing system, so you can pay what you can, between $30-$500 – visit: www.trybooking.com/BRAQT

ASL is also asking for donations of valuable items from India and South Asia, for a pop-up shop and auction on May 22. Visit: www.asoundlife.org for more information.


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