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February 25, 2021

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Family Court scrapped

Despite overwhelming opposition from Australia’s family law specialists and advocates, the federal Liberal-Nationals government and cross benchers scrapped the Family Law Court and subsumed it into the circuit courts last week.

Other News

Date change – Kerry interviews Zoe Daniel

Journalist Zoe Daniel's conversation with Kerry O’Brien regarding her new book, Trumpland, has been rescheduled.

Last minute water park unsuccessful as Jack Evans Boat Harbour PoM approved

A last minute attempt by Councillor Warren Polglase (conservative) to introduce a water park as part of the Jack Evans Boat Harbour Plan of Management (PoM)at last nights Tweed Shire Council saw yet another ‘workshop’ set up for councillors to discuss the implications.

‘ATO’ scam wants every last dollar in your account

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is warning about a spike in automated scam calls impersonating the ATO and asking people to transfer all their money to another account.

Mullum’s green spine

M Green, Myocum Regarding Council’s concept ideas for the Stuart Street ‘Green Spine Project’, I am strongly opposed to any...

Da mountain

Gisela Stieglitz, Wooyung There is a perfectly good bitumen road going up a rainforest gully; it doesn’t even have potholes!...

Don’t worry, be greedy

Desmond Bellamy, PETA Australia The deputy prime minister has said that the government will consider excluding agriculture from future long-term...
Kate Constantine displays at Ninbella

Blak Enough

‘As a fair-skinned Koori woman, I am constantly justifying myself to white people as to why my greatest sympathies lie with my First Nations kin. My mother is white, and my father is half white – possibly more / probably less; so why would I align myself and my children with a people who have been trodden on, had their culture trampled, their land stolen, and lives ripped apart?….because I am Blak Enough and it is through Blak people (even those who are merely brown on the inside), that we have a duty to change the future for Aboriginal people.’ Both a journey of self-reflection and self-actualisation, Konstantina acknowledges such heavy subject matter in the only way she knows, with bold, bright, fabulous colour backed on black.

Kate Constantine’s exhibition, Blak Enough, will be at Ninbella Gallery from 13 November until 4 December 2019.


Lemn Sissay plays Saturday at Elements of Byron Resort.

Poetry to your ears… Lemn Sissay is back in town!

Back by popular demand, Byron Writers Festival is bringing 2018 Festival favourite Lemn Sissay to Byron Bay with his memoir and poetry performance My Name is Why.

Infused with all the lyricism and power you would expect from one of the UK’s best-loved poets, this moving, frank and timely memoir is the result of a life spent asking questions, and a celebration of the redemptive power of creativity.

The event will include a performance by Lemn, followed by an in conversation with vice-chancellor of Southern Cross University, Adam Shoemaker.

6pm, Saturday at Elements of Byron Resort. Tickets from $30 through byronwritersfestival.com/whats-on or call  6685 5115.


Come and study at BSA

Study, exhibit, or reside with Byron School of Art in 2020

BSA is currently accepting applications for three exciting programs on their 2020 calendar.

They are calling for proposals from artists and curators working in a range of disciplines for the 2020 Project Space exhibition program.

Applications to study in 2020 year-long Visual Arts courses close 30 November, as well as for their 2020 Ralph Woodford Artist Residency program.

Details and application forms at www.byronschoolofart.com

Cavanbah centre gets a taste of 3×3 basketball

The Byron Beez basketball team in collaboration with the U League hosted a 3x3 tournament at the Cavanbah centre at the end of January that attracted 30 teams.

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault acquitted

Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.

Amber alert for blue-green algae at Lake Ainsworth

An amber alert has been put in place for Lake Ainsworth near Lennox Head in relation to the presence of blue-green algae.

Ready for Byron’s latest massive development on Jonson St?

The changing face of Byron as Gold Coast and Sydney developers move in to recreate the look and feel of the town with intense development proposals.