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June 26, 2024

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Cinema: Despicable Me 4

With the school holidays fast approaching it’s time to rev up the kids to see the ever-lovable Minions in the first Despicable Me movie in seven years.

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Vale musician, Ian Walsh

Local muso, Ian Walsh, passed away peacefully at home recently with his long-time partner, Faye, and loyal dog, Louie, by his side.

$6.8 million Tweed pound contract awarded

The Tweed Shire Council has awarded a $6.8 million contract for design and construction of a new state-of-the-art animal pound and rehoming centre.

Clarence at Wallum

Clarence Property like to accentuate their green credentials, however they are pressing ahead with their housing development on the...

Cars and other items stolen from Brunswick Heads

Local police are warning residents in the Byron Shire to be diligent in maintaining their home security after personal items and vehicles were stolen from Brunswick Heads yesterday.

Curtains up on Byron High’s debut musical

After many months of hard work and rehearsing, Byron Bay High School students and staff  are about to perform...

Ballina MP mostly welcomes state budget announcements

Greens Member for Ballina Tamara Smith has welcomed some of Labor’s funding announcements in last week’s state budget, including a new Fire and Rescue station for Byron Bay and more firies.

My excitement about the electoral result is rising fast! This is a stellar chance to reconstruct our democracy to deliver for all people. Anger and boredom are mounting steadily, the result of campaign lies and irrelevance that stoke fears. 

A raft of Independents can deliver as follows: love over fear; peace versus warring factional troops; intelligent, balanced individuals with compassion for all, versus irrational partisan empathy for some; welfare of locals versus corporate agendas.

Let’s bolster democracy with new laws that value Independents over dangerously manipulated political parties. Undemocratic partisan foundations of sand have always caused instability and wars.

The biggest challenge of all will be legislation to bring to heel globalist corporations with unsavoury agendas for humanity. They are, even now, manipulating our media to pump out propaganda favouring established parties.

Absent transparency, parties direct mountains of public money to favour selected corporations – great economic managers indeed!

So be courageous, vote with your heart first, and place big parties last.

Hayo van der Woude, Mullumbimby

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  1. Independants are good for preferances . Just be careful they’re Not coalition in disguise . There’s plenty of sneaky ones out there pretending to be anti coalition but they arnt . Like aup , one nation , lib democrats , Conservative christens , Etc .


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