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The Red Heart project helps African women recycle pads 

Something that we don’t always stop to think about is how African women access menstrual and hygiene products – pads, tampons, moon cups, sponges or other ways to manage that monthly bleed. 

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Danny’s world

John Scrivener, yet again, in his latest incredibly biased anti-Israel letter in last week’s paper shows us nothing new....

Homelessness service funded – but only for a year

With 2024 Street Count data indicating a 16 per-cent increase in rough sleepers in Byron Shire, the NSW government has responded to say that the previously-announced Assertive Outreach team will receive $1.3m in funding for a year.

Surfing on the spectrum – free fun for everyone at Lennox and Byron this Sunday

Ocean Heroes will be giving children who are on the autism spectrum the chance to experience what it is like to be in the ocean on a surfboard this Saturday at Lennox Head and Sunday in Byron Bay.

Reconstruction Authority review submissions deadline extended

The closing date for submissions to a statutory review into the NSW Reconstruction Authority Act 2022 has been extended until Monday, 17 June.

Trains on roads

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Dutton doubles down on nuclear

Despite clear evidence that the Coalition's nuclear power policy is untenable, Peter Dutton and friends are sticking with this industrial-level distraction, forcing us all to talk about it instead of focusing on real solutions to Australia's energy needs.

Now that our elected representatives have jointly signed up to a project with the UK and US of $368 billion, this on top of our current national debt of $894.9 billion, (as of 28 October 2022, with no prizes as to who we are already most indebted to), one would have to assume local Liberal and Labor voters would be happy to bring the floating Chernobyls here to Brunswick Heads and would be happy to have a nuclear waste dump on the Northern Rivers as well.

Has there ever been a more insane, dangerous and completely dumb national strategy presented by our ‘very mature’ and ‘intelligent’ Labor leaders?

It is widely viewed that the submarines would be obsolete by the time they arrive anyway, all at the cost of every social, health, welfare, and security policy and standard of living for all Australians.

No matter how much spin and BS Albanese, Marles and Wong spew out about the virtues of their defence policy, any sane person would realise that kindness and cooperation is needed more than ever in our region if this planet is to survive.

Any difference between Labor and Liberal is purely in the spelling. These immature fake leaders need therapy.

Rod Murray, Ocean Shores

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  1. The Northern Rivers as a nuclear waste dump…..interesting idea. Seems like a better use than building endless housing on a flood plain. And what idiots think the subs will obsolete when delivered? They are obsolete now. At least they match our F-35 plummeting turkeys, the planes that suffocate their pilots and go blind if they are within 50kms of a thunder storm. Not to mention our pre-shotup in Iraq but they welded up the holes and painted a kangaroo on it, M-1 tanks. The tanks that run on a jet engine, and thus can’t handle dust and burn through 10X the fuel per km than the Leopard tanks they replaced. Just perfect for a big dusty continent. We have been purposely disarmed since the mid-90s.

    Australians are great at designing and building effective, innovative weapons, at a reasonable. We need to arm up and declare neutrality. You can get further with a kind word and a big stick, than you can by chaining yourself to a heavily armed dying psychopath that is thrashing around at everyone.


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