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Freedoms and rights

Whilst I agree with most of Adrian Gattenhoff’s assertions in Letters (13 October: Perrotet and Opus Dei) I urge...

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Can businesses ask for your vax status?

Currently, throughout the business community, we are witnessing uncertainty with respect to business owners asking the question – should...

Superior to civilisation as we know it

Indigenous folk of the Australian continent existed in superior fashion to civilisation as we know it   My evidence, your Dishonour?   There were no policemen, no wrongful...

Diadem Street, Lismore

Around 2,000 residents in Lismore lost their electricity connection on Wednesday night after a large gum tree took out power lines.

Six new local COVID cases reported

Six new cases of COVID-19 have been reported for Northern NSW Local Health District to 8pm last night.

NSW – bad to worse

While Gladys has left the building and we have a new religious fanatic in the top job, things are...

Julian Assange: the name that cannot be uttered

Since the news came through I have been keeping an eye and an ear out for further reporting in...

January 6, 2016

Issue 30.30

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In this Issue:

Shakey Graves for Bluesfest

Shakey Graves is the stage name of Texas-based ‘hobo folk’ singer/songwriter and musician Alejandro Rose-Garcia. It was something he came up with when he was a little drunk, and it kind of stuck. ‘There was a thing in America when...


Cinema Review: The Peanuts Movie

The art of the newspaper cartoonist is sadly unappreciated. To capture the world every day in four frames and not many more words is a rare talent and over the years those gifted with it have provided insight and...


Austen Tayshus: On Malcolm Turnbull, hecklers and favourite popes

The year 2015 marked 35 years in the business for standup comedian and satirist Austen Tayshus. There are comedians on the circuit who haven’t even been alive that long. But the big man behind the Ray Bans isn’t tiring. ‘I...


Live Music Roundup – Thursday 7 January, 2016

When Sea Gypsies The Sea Gypsies are a pirate-gypsy-circus band made up of scallywags performing a visual and auditory feast of original songs, pirate anthems, swinging rhythms and gypsy jazz tunes with circus arts and tap-dancing to ice the cake....


Final season for Brunswick’s historic Housie Shed

For about 30 years the Brunswick Valley Volunteer Rescue Association (VRA) has spent the warmer months preparing and then manning the Housie Shed in Banner Park on the banks of the Brunswick River.


The voice of Karise Eden

Karise Eden took out the gong for The Voice at age 20. She’d previously experienced profound moments of low self-esteem that saw her leaving school at age 12 and home at 13. The clear winner, it seemed unbelievable that a...


Cinema Review: Joy

It’s perhaps too flippant to say that this is about a woman who got rich by selling a lot of mops. Any film can be deconstructed to a banal base – but by the same token it can also...


Burleigh Heads open for single fin business

Growing to legendary status, the second weekend of January is now well known as the time for the Burleigh Boardriders Single Fin Festival.


North coast events score $30K in funding

Every little bit helps: three north coast events will each receive $10,000 of NSW government funding under the 2016 Regional Flagship Events Program.


Brunswick warms up for annual chop champs

This week Brunswick Heads will be hosting the annual Festival of the Fish ’n’ Chips, which attracts champion axe-wielders from across Australia and from overseas.


Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: Freedom! Just $3 an hour

From 23 December, residents and visitors to the Byron Shire now have to pay for the privilege of parking in a town that is already overpriced, under-serviced and over-utilised. Poor beloved Byron looks like she needs a good wipe down with a Chux cloth.


Flickerfest celebrates 25 years of shorts

Filmmakers across the country are salivating at the prospect of seeing their work on the big screen as Flickerfest celebrates 25 yeas of Australian shorts.


Food with a view

January is a time for relaxation, reflection and planning. There’s nothing like a wide-ranging, beautiful view to help put your life in perspective and gain a bigger picture of the joys and trials you are facing.


Masters of disasters

If ever alarm bells were sounded for Ballina and ignored, they surely were those of former mayor and West Ballina farmer, Bert Barlow, in...

Waste to energy

On Friday I attended a biomass and waste incineration event, at the Condong sugar mill, held by the Northern Rivers Guardians (NRG) and North...

Byron Bay – Main Beach’s future tabled

The range of options for protecting Byron’s Main Beach look set to be narrowed to three, after the community had its say on the crucial shoreline project.

Byron Council staff push to make Unauthorised Dwelling Policy for ‘internal use’

A contentious draft Unauthorised Dwelling Policy, put on exhibition last year by Council, has re-emerged for this Thursday’s meeting.