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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 6 October, 2021

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Natural Resources Commission using ‘propaganda’ to log koala feed trees sat NEFA

The North East Forest Alliance says that the assertion by the Natural Resources Commission report that logging of koala feed trees doesn’t have any impact on koalas is ‘dangerous propaganda’.

Mediterranean artisanal food

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COVID Venues of Concern update October 11

October 11 – Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of new venues of concern associated with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region.

Lismore school closed and COVID venues of concern and – October 14

Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of new venues of concern associated with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region.

Lismore one of four test areas for COVID digital vaccination certificate

In a joint announcement from the Deputy Premier and the Minister for Digital and Customer Service – Lismore 'customers' will be the first to display their COVID-19 digital vaccination certificate on the Service NSW app.

Emily Wurramara and Aine Tyrrell

Emily Wurramara & Áine Tyrrell – Our Way

Our Way is an immersive musical performance night starring Emily Wurramura and Áine Tyrrell, alongside special guest The Boy of Many Colours at the Byron Theatre.

This year Bunyarra is celebrating NAIDOC through a night of music and culture with the wider community and mob. Music has played a huge role in learning language, song, dance and raising cultural voices and views.

This year’s theme is Heal Country, and what an outstanding way of highlighting some of our amazing Indigenous talent alongside our strongest allies. Healing Country relies on working together, and Emily and Áine’s performance is a perfect and beautiful way to express that.

Please note this is a general admission event, no allocated seating.

Sunday 10 October, 2021, 5pm.


Tamara Smith: Photo by Tree Faerie

Let’s Talk: Women in Politics

Women in politics couldn’t be more front and centre in the media these days if it tried and the recent ABC docuseries Ms Represented, which screened an account of Australian politics from the female perspective, has been another prong in the fork.

Tonight in Byron Bay, Let’s Talk: Women in Politics will bring together local and national female politicians to share their stories, insights and perspectives on why women are still largely underrepresented in Australian politics.

The Community Hub, in collaboration with the Byron Community Centre and Sourdough Business Women, are holding the fundraising event this Wednesday, 6 October, to ignite debate and discussion about the journey of women in politics – past, present and future.

Let’s Talk: Women in Politics will be hosted by Mandy Nolan, who will be in conversation with Tamara Smith, Member for Ballina, Hon. Catherine Cusack MLC, Chair of the NSW State Development Committee, and Jenny Dowell OAM, former mayor of Lismore. These four women will share their expertise and experience of their careers in Australian politics from various angles.

Jenny Dowell says that, in the lead up to local government elections in December, the time is right for more women to step forward and nominate. ‘Being a councillor and mayor was the best job I’ve ever had, despite the challenges. I hope that speaking of my experiences might encourage other women to think ‘I could do that’. Our councils are better when more women are elected.’

Let’s Talk: Women in Politics will be held on Wednesday, 6 October from 7pm–9pm, preceded by the Sourdough Business Women’s Hub from 5.30pm.

Audience members at Women in Politics will be invited to participate in the concluding Q&A session. Tickets available online at byrontheatre.com.au.

Please note: Let’s Talk: Women in Politics has been postponed to a new date in early 2022 as most of the speakers are affected by the Lismore lockdown.


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