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Ballina takes lead with anti-DV rally

More than five hundred people have rallied on the Northern Rivers along with thousands across the country calling for an end to domestic and family violence.

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Teens call for youth housing support, better transport

Local youth representatives have told Byron Shire Council that young people need their own housing advice service to help them navigate the shire’s treacherous housing market.

NSW Planning Panel unanimously rejects controversial development on Ballina floodplain

Yesterday the NSW Planning Panel unanimously rejected Gemlife’s proposal for a major 'seniors living' development on a flood prone site on Burns Point Ferry Road, West Ballina.

Taste the delights to come your way as part of the Northern Rivers Food Harvest Food Trail

Today saw the first of a series of special tasting events by the 'Taste The Harvest’ in collaboration with Byron Visitor Centre with the giving away complimentary breakfasts.

$15 million to subsidise habitat destruction?

The recently-released NSW Forestry Corporation’s annual report, which shows that taxpayers will again be asked to spend $15 million to subsidise native forest logging, has today been labelled ‘a damning indictment on our state’.

Live on the Lawn

Harvest is thrilled to present an evening of pure auditory bliss on the Harvest Village Green, featuring none other than the extraordinary Sylvie (US) and home-grown virtuoso Tex Crick (AUS)!

Reflections yet to adhere to court orders

NSW government-run corporation, Reflections, is yet to fulfil court orders around its management at the Terrace Holiday Park in Brunswick Heads, despite a settlement being reached with Byron Council in the Land & Environment Court in 2021.

SAE Creative Media Institute understands creators, and provides students with the experience, skills, equipment and connections to succeed in the industry.

Did you know that some of the live local events are real-world classrooms where up-and-coming creatives learn as part of their work placements for their degrees at SAE Creative Media Institute?

SAE General Manager, Dr Luke McMillan said that, ‘SAE’s partnerships with industry, and the time staff spend preparing students for work placements, sets them up for once they graduate. SAE is delighted that festivals are back on the cultural calendar for everyone to enjoy. This is especially true for our students, who are once again getting the opportunity to sharpen their skills.’

‘Last academic year, 499 SAE students successfully completed their work placements.’

From the beginning of her Bachelor of Audio degree, one of Emily Turner’s goals was to work at Bluesfest. With busy schedules supporting acts on stage, Emily said she has nothing but positive memories from what she learnt. ‘It was so exciting to be a part of. I was stimulated with new experiences and always learning. Being in that sort of atmosphere and being exposed to all these incredible professionals, like George Benson and The Wailers, it just fed my soul.’

Bachelor of Songwriting and Music Production student, Callum Peutrill got involved in production and stage management over the three day Rabbits Eat Lettuce festival.

Callum said it was a great experience because he was in a small crew with some SAE graduates, who had done their work placement at the festival last year, and they did so well they were asked back to do paid work this year. ‘I certainly think going to SAE gave me the skills and knowledge to be the best I could over the weekend.’

Bachelor of Graphic Design and Visual Communication student, Lena Rothe, who received a Destination Australia scholarship, was delighted to be able to fulfil her passion for photography at Flotsam Surf and Photography festival. ‘It was an amazing experience. Since I moved to Australia I’ve been building a reputation as a surf photographer, and to have worked at Flotsam was incredible.’

Dr McMillan said the partnerships are very valuable for students. ‘We are incredibly grateful to our industry partners; Bluesfest, Rabbits Eat Lettuce and Flotsam for providing our students with the necessary real-world experience to seamlessly transition into the workplace.’

SAE Creative Media Institute understands creators, and provides students with the experience, skills, equipment and connections to succeed in the industry. 

Find out more at sae.edu.au.

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