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December 1, 2023

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Move Beyond Coal turning up heat on government

Move Beyond Coal says it will be staging protests at Labor MP offices around the country over the next week to 'turn up the heat' on the government to stop approving climate-wrecking coal and gas projects.

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Getting lost in NYE time

Get ‘Lost in Time’ on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day at the Beach Hotel! As the year draws to a close, the Beach Hotel invites you to bid farewell to 2023 in style at the ‘Lost in Time’ New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day events.

$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’.

Solo exhibition by Judi Reynolds-Baxter

A solo exhibition of works by international and local artist Judi Reynolds-Baxter will be held at the Byron Bay Service Club this Saturday to raise funds for the Middle Earth Gardens Animal Sanctuary at Ewingsdale. There will be art for sale, monster raffles and a performance by percussion vocal group, Agapanthus.

Food a ‘basic human right’ – roundtable explores our sustainable food future

The intersection of housing, interest rate rises and food and how food security can be achieved for the Northern Rivers was under discussion yesterday in Ballina at a roundtable that sought to understand the future of sustainable food systems in the region. 

Dr Heyning recognised with award

Congrats to Dr Marc Heyning, of Brunswick Heads Medical Centre, who is one of three Australia-wide recipients of the Australian Rural and Remote College’s Distinguished Service Award 2023.

Too much fun in the Playground

Playground is a well-established event that’s held every two months at the scenic Club Burringbar. For the last two years, three long-term local DJs, Pob, Curly Si and Halo have been curating this amazing, rhythmic event.

I’m a Vietnam veteran and, from my observations, the vast majority of wars are started by people who expect to make a ton of money out of them. Let’s face it, those weapons aren’t going to sell themselves. None of these people end up in harm’s way, that’s our job.

Lest we forget.

Robin Harrison, Binna Burra

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      • Yellow people darling. Most of the teenagers sent there thought they were defending their community. They figured out the scam later, but at the time, they were being brave to go do a good thing. It’s the older people, that should have known better, that you should condemn.

  1. Taylor, Do you live in the cranky part of the wonderful shire of Byron?. Lighten up a little my non friend, If you had served in the Australian armed forces in Vietnam you certainly would have a different perspective than you express now. It is something that happened, it can’t be reversed and no end of whining about it will change that. Take a different approach to life, you may find something you like.

  2. Taylor, I don’t like to rain on your lefty demonstration, however I am not a hypocrite and you will find my old school tough love approach has made many men out of soft little boys. The greens thrive on their feelings alone, reality is lost in their utopian views, grow up and toughen up my non friend. And incidently I doubt very much you would know diddly squat about bravery.

  3. Taylor, I am very happy with my life and lot in this abnormal world. I often take a look at myself and stare in awe and wonder how I get better looking every day. That is a little humour in case you can’t recognise it. I suggest you read the “Desiderata” occasionally, it may lighten up your dark side. Why is it lefty green’s lack happiness, humour and self esteem?. Maybe it’s all linked to the Marxist way of life, they are never happy and always finding something to be offended about. Poor souls.

    • I thought you might be more Ayn Rand than Desiderata.
      It’s only “entry level” wisdom, but good on you anyway.

      • We’re attempting to change the things we can, will never accept what we can’t and have the wisdom to understand that you’ll never learn the difference until you give it a good try.

        Certainly it’s best to avoid the loud and aggressive right wing –
        they are vexations to the spirit.

        But being gentle with ourselves is true lefty philosophy. Don’t know how that sits with “tough love” though or turning soft into 💪🏻!

        But go in peace oh child of the Universe 🕊️


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Industrial relations reform bill passes parliament

New industrial relations laws have passed NSW parliament today, which the government says will create the structure needed to deliver meaningful improvements to wages and conditions for hundreds and thousands of workers in the state.

Fire ant update in the Tweed

There were information sessions this morning for local businesses and industry members impacted by the detection of Red Imported Fire Ants (RIFA) at South Murwillumbah, with the opportunity to find out more information about the strategy that the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) are using to contain and eradicate the fire ants.

$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’.

Lismore Council unveils latest upcycled Christmas tree

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