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June 19, 2024


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Who’s on the Writers Festival bill?

A vibrant program packed with high-profile literary luminaries, and new voices to discover, has been released by the Byron Writers Festival, to be held August 9 till 11.

Other News

Police alert for missing 16-year-old

Police are asking the public for help finding missing Northern Rivers teenager Oskar Michel Massey.

The stuff of stars

Australia’s favourite gathering of astronomers, space enthusiasts and science-forward friends is finally back again in 2024. The organisers are bringing back many of the speakers they had planned before the pandemic cancelled the last event.

Wilsons Creek Public School scoops NSW Landcare award

Wilsons Creek Public School was honoured with the Woolworths Junior Landcare Award on June 3 at the NSW Landcare Awards.

Murwillumbah’s Budd Park – what do you want to see there?

Tweed Council is seeking community feedback on a draft concept plan to upgrade Budd Park at Murwillumbah, a popular meeting point beside the Tweed River.

Self-defence explained

For those still confused, killing 38,000 unarmed civilians, a third of which were children, would not be self-defence, (however...

Youth suicide?

ABC News reporting on youth suicide in remote communities at an alarming rate? The Elders are using Aussie Rules...

Why is a servo in Ballina selling diesel fuel for 185 cents a litre, while just up the road in Byron we’re paying 30 cents a litre more?

Why can I shop in Aldi for around half the price I  pay in Coles or Woolworths – and it’s even more in IGA? Why does Australia export 75 per cent of the seafood we produce, but import 75 per cent of the seafood we consume?

Why did the cost of shipping a container of goods go up 400 per cent during Covid? Why does Australia export (in containers) most of the pine we grow to China, but import most of the pine we build with from Europe? Why are we exporting our hardwood forests as woodchips and buying so much hardwood from overseas? Why has the cost of building a house gone through the roof?

Why does an exporting island continent like Australia not have its own shipping line, but pays others to ship its goods? Why does the world still cling to unregulated neoliberal economic policies when they are clearly failing us?

The market is a dumb beast, a one-eyed monster with its one eye firmly fixed on profit. Profit at any cost. It should be unsurprising that we are experiencing global inflation. Time for a sustainable revolution.

Mike Balson, Upper Wilsons Creek

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A picnic is more fun with painting

It’s that time of year again when baguettes and olives are embraced along with your cerulean blues and your crimson lakes, for the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre’s annual Community Picnic and Artist Paint Out on Sunday, June 30.

Questions remain unanswered over Mullum’s water strategy

Questions unanswered over Mullum’s water strategy Council’s Water and Sewer Advisory Committee (WSAC) members Ben Fawcett and Elia Hauge say their concerns around Mullum’s future...

Tweed Council – committed to a sustainable future

Tweed Shire Council is committed to a sustainable future and working with the community to protect the region’s internationally significant environment. 

Whian Whian public school kids are all in D-tension

The Whian Whian Public School whole school band, D-Tension, are preparing for their first gig of 2024 and it’s going to go off with a bang – or at least a flash of lantern light on Saturday in Lismore.