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An adventure of a different kind

Two years ago adventurer Emma Scattergood discovered that a journey doesn’t always involve travel. In 2022, Emma was told she had stage 3 invasive lobular breast cancer. 

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Tallowood Estate open space deal on hold

Byron Shire Councillors have deferred a decision on whether to accept an offer on a large parcel of forested ridgeline land above the Tallowood Ridge Estate near Mullumbimby.

Dear Justine

Would you kindly advise what your government is doing to signal its respect for the International Court of Justice’s...

Wallum: councillors failed to listen to the community

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An adventure of a different kind

Two years ago adventurer Emma Scattergood discovered that a journey doesn’t always involve travel. In 2022, Emma was told she had stage 3 invasive lobular breast cancer. 

Wallum update: protectors at the ready

The fight to save the Wallum heathland in Brunswick Heads has gone into overdrive, with dozens of locals staunchly holding the line on-site, while thousands more lobby state and federal politicians in pursuit of permanent protection.

Plan for looming battery crisis

Industry-led voluntary schemes will fail to address the environmental risks arising from battery disposal, according to the Total Environment Centre, as they release a plan for urgent regulation to establish an effective, mandatory product stewardship scheme to safely collect and recycle all battery types in Australia.

CWA: photo by Tree Faerie

Historically, difficult women have been outlawed and called witches. That’s been the fate of ordinary women with extraordinary voices – women like singer/songwriter Áine Tyrrell and comedian Mandy Nolan.

Áine and Mandy stir the political pot, and along the way they spin a yarn, tell a joke and have a damn good time. They invite like-minded women and allies to join them. This isn’t just a show, this is the Country Witches Association.

Country Witches Association is a call to action. Together, Áine and Mandy bring their craft to the stage so that dangerous dialogues and unexpected collaboration can come to the boil. It’s funny, it’s deep, it’s profound, it’s a celebration, it’s an honouring, it’s outrageous, it’s unexpected, it’s inclusive.

This unique collab asks us to find the witch within. Áine says ‘if you’re not doing something that you would have been burnt for 400 years ago then you’re not trying hard enough.’

Mandy says: ‘As performers we get a bit tired of sticking to the rules, so the idea of the Country Witches is to unleash our more deviant selves. This is a creative space to navigate topics at a deeper level.’

It’s time to join the Country Witches!

See them fly on Friday, December 15 at the Civic Memorial Hall in Mullumbimby.


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