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MP Saffin clarifies claims around flood recovery

The office of Lismore Labor MP, Janelle Saffin, has made the claim that ‘No government, state or federal, has cut the funding promised for Resilient Homes and Resilient Land programs’ for 2022 flood recovery – see letters page 11.

Other News

Wardell landowners asked to support fire ant eradication

Nearly 900 Wardell properties require treatment for fire ants, but the eradication team needs permission from each landowner.

Causes of death

There’s been a lot of talk about an epidemic of violence against women lately, including Dr Ray Moynihan’s article...

Fatal crash near Coffs

Three people have been involved in a horrifying crash today, leaving two dead and one in critical condition, police said. 

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Why are we so blasé about violent pornography?

Why is it a turn on to hurt us? Recent intersectional studies have shown that online misogyny and violent pornography are contributors to a sharp rise in domestic violence. In NSW alone, police attend 500 incidents every day. If there were 500 threats or incidents at banks, or to the government, we would be in a state of emergency. Instead we stop, shake our heads, we listen to good men in government speak empty words, make a few promises, and move on. If you’ve ever lived through violence, it’s pretty well what your abuser does after hitting you.

Trains on roads

Soon we will have electric self-driving cars. The number of cars around the world could drop to ten per...

Potholes deep dive

While Byron Council tells residents there’s no funding to repair flood-damaged roads and vital access to peoples’ homes, or...

With so much on offer, support local!

100% Pets | BVK Solicitors Attorneys | Dr. Moose | Espressohead Cafe | Milameli Kids | Sunrise Window Tinting

100% Pets

100% Pets

100% Pets Byron Bay is your local family owned and operated pet supply store. Come and see their friendly and knowledgeable team for all your pet needs. The extensive range of quality products at 100% Pets enables them to become your pet care partner for the lifelong journey of your pet. Their priority is the health and wellbeing of your pet, whether it’s a dog, cat, rabbit, guinea pig, bird and/or fish.

02 6680 8121
4/55 Centennial Circuit, Byron Bay

Sue Redo Of BVK Solicitors

BVK Solicitors Attorneys

Sue Rado (van Kempen) has organised BvK as the office manager since she returned to Australia in 2013. A talented artist and photographer, Sue is also graphic & web designer and marketing manager. Sue lived for 15 years in Budapest, where she gained experience with international businesses and became fluent in Hungarian. Sue is an integral part of the team at BvK. Upstairs in the Byron Arcade

02 6680 8522

Dr. Moose

Dr. Moose

Get ready to stand out from the crowd with your very own custom t-shirt! Printed while you wait/same day! No set up costs, full colour prints on AS Colour high quality shirts. Locally owned, in Byron since ‘95. Open every day 9.30am-5.30pm

02 6685 5825
48 Jonson Street, Byron Bay
[email protected]

Espressohead Cafe

Espressohead Cafe

Tucked away in the heart of Byron, Espressohead Cafe has been a favourite locals’ hideout for well over a decade. Their all-day menu includes fresh, locally sourced meals with vegan and gluten-free options, and of course exceptional coffee. So pull up a chair and settle into this quaint and cosy space to experience Byron like a local.

Open daily
6:30am - 2pm 
7/4 Middleton St,
Byron Bay
02 6680 9783

MilaMeli Kids


Milameli Kids, the original locally owned and operated children’s clothing and gift store has relocated… After 18+ years under the Balcony Restaurant they have a new store at 3/6 Jonson Street. Full of all their favourite kids products, shoes, toys, clothing, etc, they also now stock local brands: Byron Bay Candles, Mahashe Clothing, Reer Endz Organic Underwear, and Doterra Essential Oils.

3/6 Jonson Street, Byron Bay

Sunrise Window Tinting

Sunrise Window Tinting

Superior home, office and car tinting from a father-son team. Located in the Byron Arts & Industry Estate, drop your car to them and take the solar train for a day in town. Super cool films and frosts from the world’s best manufacturers. Lifetime warranties available, friendly service and a local touch.

0412 158 478
3/21 Centennial Circuit, Byron Bay

Ballina council to send damning Richmond River report to ministers

A majority of Ballina Shire Councillors has voted to send a damning report on the Richmond River catchment to relevant state and federal ministers.

Who is responsible?

Teenage (stabbing) crime. Here I go again! Why are these kids allowed out of the house before their parents take stock of their kitchen...

Live animal export

For well over 20 years, the government has been promising to stamp out the horrendous cruelty and abuses fundamental to the live export of...

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.