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August 14, 2022

The symptoms, not the cause

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Criminalising protest

In another Sstate government descent into criminalising protest, to protect their own government’s sabotage of a liveable planet, last...

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Nimblefoot launches tonight in Byron 

Acclaimed Bangalow author Robert Drewe, who will be featuring at Byron Writers Festival, is having his latest book Nimblefoot launched by Kerry O’Brien at The Book Room at Byron at 6pm tonight. 

Flat Earth Byron councillors

In face of the facts, an approval of the development application (DA) for a basement car park in Brunswick...

West Ballina locals concerned about new flood risk

A large group of West Ballina residents are alarmed about a DA which has been submitted to Ballina Shire Council by the Emmanuel Anglican College in Horizon Drive. The proposal, for a STEM and Digital Technology Centre, is planned for a well-known flood-prone area which previously acted as part of a large retention pond.

Revenge

The Fischer–Spassky 1992 Twentieth Anniversary Rematch was in fact Russia and Spassky’s revenge. Russia knew that Bobby Fischer was unstable,...

Be alert – koalas are on the move

Yes it's that time of year and Friends of the Koala are urging members of the public to contain dogs at night and keep a lookout for koalas on their properties and when driving, particularly during dusk to dawn.

Car park housing

In recent weeks the idea by Council to develop the existing car park in Station Street has dropped out...

Geo bags and beach skimming are only dealing with the symptoms of the problem, not the cause. I remember sometime in the mid ’90s extreme erosion occurred between Sharkies and the mouth of the Belongil.

It was sadly ironic to me at the time that Council had been dutifully skimming the beach just north of Sharkies a few days before the storm event that caused the damage.

It was if Ma Nature was saying to us ‘all your efforts are futile’. And this is indeed the case until the rock-works at Main Beach are redesigned to direct the flow of sand northward, unimpeded, as it always used to.

David Gilet, Byron Bay


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