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July 23, 2024

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Byron and Tweed Councils pursue housing project dreams

Long-held council dreams of new, affordable housing on public land in the Byron and Tweed Shires are closer to being realised, mayors say, with state and federal government support.

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Taking action to preserve forests for the Great Koala National Park

It was pouring rain, and dark, as my 14-year- old son Omar, Frankie our faithful Jack Russell, and I made our way four hours south to the traditional logging town of Taylors Arm, west of Macksville. Taylors Arm was made famous in Slim Dusty’s song, The Pub With No Beer. 

Support Tweed’s rough sleepers in Tweed Heads and join the Community Sleepout

Vinnies and Fred’s Place are asking for the residents of the Tweed Shire to come together for a night and experience what it is like to be homeless.

History of Byron?

Have lived in and out of Byron for the last 30 years and have seen it change and spit...

Ready for the meta-crisis?

The attempted assassination of Donald Trump has caused shock waves, but it’s sadly not surprising this would happen, with so much hate and vitriol being expressed in the US presidential race.

Early warning systems for flooded roads installed Byron Shire

Three sets of automated flood warning signs and cameras have been installed on Main Arm Road, Left Bank Road and Myocum Road, say Council staff.

Artists donate work for Wallum cause

They say art imitates life, but can it also save life? This is the ultimate goal of the Save Wallum Art Exhibition and fundraiser that opened at Gallery Cosmosis in Byron Bay on Friday night.

Alan Veacock, Cumbalum

With the possibility of an early Federal election the voters of the Northern Rivers, before deciding, need to seriously consider the appalling record of Ministerial accountability, allegations of rorting, corruption, sexual misconduct and self-indulgence displayed by this Lib/Nat government.

2015 – Bronwyn Bishop’s infamous misuse of publicly funded helicopters, (resigned); 2017 – Susan Ley had an affliction for taxpayer-funded trips to the Gold Coast to buy luxury apartments, (resigned). 2018 – Stuart Robert (responsible for Australia’s third-rate internet service, and the illegal robodebt, amongst other indiscretions), had to repay $38,000 he rorted taxpayers for home internet bills (not penalised). 2020 – Angus Taylor’s office sent the Daily Telegraph a fraudulent document about Clover Moore, then refused to be interviewed by the AFP, (not penalised).

Michaelia Cash also refused to cooperate with the AFP following the raid on offices of the AWU. Over allegations of leaking documents (not penalised). Bridget McKenzie took the fall for the sports rorts fiasco after Morrison, as usual, denied any knowledge despite over 100 emails being exchanged between their offices (resigned). LNP MP George Christensen was warned by the AFP that he could be vulnerable to blackmail after at least 28 trips to red-light districts in Manilla (not penalised). Craig Kelly, Christian Porter, Allan Tudge, Andrew Laming, some facing allegations of serious sexual misconduct (all still MP’s): When is enough enough?

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  1. Allan, this Coalition Federal Govt. would be one of the most corrupt Australian Govts. in history, there is no transparency, there is no accountability, there is no empathy, unless you are affluent and a Coalition donor; there is only a culture of entitlement, and politics of fear and division. There is only one way to fix this appalling mess and it is coming closer; the Coalition is now struggling in most areas, Morrison knows he is losing support in most States, being driven by very popular Labor Premiers, the re-emergence of Barnaby Joyce will only accelerate that loss, the Labor Party is now in a very competitive position to win Govt., although it still wont be easy. As the election draws closer and the polling becomes worse for the Govt. they will start panicking because there are so many of these Coalition MP’s with so much corrupt behaviour to hide, the fear of proper scrutiny and exposure will become overpowering. All progressive voters everywhere need to stop bickering about each other’s political parties policies and completely focus on the real enemy, and that is Morrison and his corrupt Govt.

    • Stefanie, the abuse doesn’t get much worse than backgrounding against their own women such as Brittany Higgins and Julia Banks to cover up wrongdoings, the backgrounding which came direct from Morrison’s office. Then again when you personally responsible for delivering the largest state sponsored fraud in Australia’s history – RoboDebt – that deliberately inflicted harm (that resulted in suicides) upon over 400,000 innocent Australians, why would would he care about their own women. Morrison even throws his own family under the bus of his Hawaii Holiday during the height of the 2019-20 Bushfire Catastrophe. Morrison, the exemplar of use and abuse.

  2. Corruption and abuse of power is rife and The Greens are one of the only parties bound by transparency and not for sale, who actually represent the entire community. With a Climate Emergency on the horizon and a pandemic causing chaos, I hope the public uses their power to bring more Green voices into the ring where and when, we need them most! Hopefully, more women and First Nations voices too, the Greens proudly ensure a platform for these voices unlike the other two parties.

  3. Kate, I’m sorry to burst your idealistic bubble, but those “other two parties” actually get a majority of Australian’s to vote them into Govt. whenever they come up with acceptable policies; you must realise that with a primary vote ranging between 8 and 13% the Greens are never going to form a Govt, the best they are ever going to hope for is a loose agreement with Labor, that’s if they can get into Govt. Maybe you should at least consider directing your frustration at the real enemy, which is the Morrison Govt. Is it real smart to continually demand and get 100% of nothing, rather than have a real chance of getting 80% of something?

  4. Allan, you can add the $660 million car -park, blatant pork-barrelling (rorting) scheme, that as usual no-one in this corruption infested Morrison Govt. knows anything about, to your above list. Actually it might be a good idea to just leave the list open -ended, as sure as night follows day there is going to be more additions, this decaying Govt. is going to need every rorting trick in their arsenal to get out of this mess.

    • The Marketeer-in-Chief and his 1st Lieutenant Joshingusall Fraudenberg, will simply announce another round of tax cuts next election and voila, Morrison’s Mushrooms aka his Quiet Aussies vote 3 more years of MorrisonMalfeasance Government. How Good is Australia!


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