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May 18, 2022

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 18 May, 2022

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Lismore Council votes on the Future Water Project 2060 – again

Looking at Lismore's the never-ending issue of water – not enough or too much – there was yet another vote about its future on Tuesday evening.

All smiles at Ballina pre-poll

People were queued out the door at the pre-poll booth in Ballina Indoor Sports Centre yesterday, with brightly dressed volunteers and AEC officials offering assistance to voters.

Creating homelessness

Having lived for 80 years on Argyle Street with a history of family living from number 1 to number...

No Mr Morrison, we are not ‘confused’ or ‘misguided’

The Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison, has spent much of the election campaign telling the people of Australia that a vote for a small party or an independent is a wasted vote. Or that a vote for a small party or an independent is a vote for instability.

Knitting Nannas say ‘Vote 1 our Planet!’

The Knitting Nannas Against Gas and Greed visited the Lismore pre-poll yesterday at Southern Cross University to spread a very important message.

Mullum’s drainage

We are one of many households in Mullum that lost their home and belongings in the February flood. Two...

Byron Community College students. Photo supplied

Byron Community College say they have received NSW Government funding as part of the Skills for Recovery initiative.

The college’s Krista Fuller says, ‘$320 million in funding has been committed to provide fee free and subsidised training to residents across NSW, and Byron College is leading the charge as our Shire’s key provider of funded, nationally accredited training’.

Open doors to work

‘Whether new to the job market or looking for a career change, nationally accredited certificate training has been shown to open doors to an enviable work/life balance across a wide range of sectors, including massage therapy, permaculture, horticulture, individual support and community services.

‘There is a focus within these industries on supporting community, both on an environmental and personal level.

‘So if that’s something you feel an affinity for, you now have a good chance of being eligible to earn your qualification at little or no cost’.

Previous student, Marcus Irwin says, ‘Not only did the massage therapy course provide me with a brand-new career later in life, it also gave me the confidence to start my own business’.

Krista added, ‘Graduating with a nationally recognised Certificate is designed to set you up for success. Starting out on the front foot with subsidised fees, supervised fieldwork and the skills to handle any job interview, or run your own business, is what the Skills for Recovery initiative is about’.

Learn more at www.byroncollege.org.au, or call 6684 3374 to see if you are eligible.

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