Women are at war with their bodies. From when we are very young we are encouraged to view our lovely bodies with suspicion and disgust.
John Scrivener, Main Arm Robert Podhajsky (Letters, 22 April) identified a significant source of data that helps reveal the true nature of the response to this year’s viral pandemic. That is, comparative rates of viral infection and mortality relative to... Read More →
Have you thought about making lifestyle changes for a greener lifestyle, but just haven’t had the time or the energy?
Simon Kane, Ocean Shores I’m confused about how my partner can’t go to her grandfather’s funeral, but the Byron and New Brighton Farmers Markets are still chock-a-block with definitely more than ten people every week. Can someone please enlighten me?... Read More →
Bernard Hinchcliffe, Mullumbimby Two early cases of COVID-19 in early December in Washington State detected through autopsy. Hunting season in that state for deer is around November to December. Could the Chinese government be right in saying the virus originated... Read More →
Corrina Beacham, Northern Rivers and Australians for Safe Technology The federal government’s $9m campaign to ‘re-educate’ us about 5G safety seems to have devolved into rehashing the tired ‘5G dangers are just conspiracy theory’ line, now with the added notion... Read More →
Society really doesn’t do science well. Being outraged is an easier achievement.
NSW councils are set to receive a $395m economic stimulus package from the state government, in an effort ‘to save local jobs and support communities to recover from the economic impacts of COVID-19’.
I am writing as coordinator of a longstanding Byron Bay book club who were meeting monthly at the [email protected] Resort, and currently via Zoom. The vast majority of the members rely on our wonderful library service to access their books.... Read More →
The Byron Community Centre is urgently seeking financial support from the community so that it can continue to deliver food to locals in need during the COVID-19 crisis.
G Graham, Byron Bay Forty square metres for thirty students plus one teacher. Allow ten square metres for access at the front of the room, and the teacher’s desk. This leaves one square metre per student. This is a classroom... Read More →
Paul Jones, Butler Street Community Network Inc The Mayor’s response last week to the outrageous critical habitat destruction of possibly the largest recorded population of Mitchell’s Rainforest Snail as a ‘good thing’ beggars belief. This is now a crime against... Read More →
John Lazarus, Byron Bay And the Dodgy Developer of the Year Award goes to… Byron Shire Council for their blundering, lack of assessment, keeping the community in the dark until the destruction is done, bypass development. No private developer would... Read More →
Byron Council has given Mayor Simon Richardson the power to make unilateral council decisions during COVID-19 if he deems it to be 'in the interests of the community'.
Finding a park in Byron Bay may be like shooting fish in a barrel at the moment, but Council is clearly preparing for the return of traffic chaos once social distancing laws are lifted.
The fight against Telstra’s installation of 5G in Mullumbimby looks set to continue, with campaigners maintaining a 24-hour presence at the site and lodging a formal complaint with the communication's watchdog.
Cate Coorey, Byron Bay In September 2014, Byron Residents’ Group drafted an open letter in this paper to the landowners of West Byron, signed and paid for by many local people. Here is a portion of it: ‘We have asked... Read More →
Linda Sparrow, President Bangalow Koalas If you care about the plight of our koalas and other wildlife after a season of hell with the prolonged drought and bushfires – we need your help. Our Byron coastal koalas are heading for... Read More →
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Ross Kendall, Mullumbimby The most sustainable transport options we have right now are walking and cycling, but people advocating railways for the Shire are actually working against their full deployment. State governments have said they will fund a pedestrian/cycleway along... Read More →
Ian Harris, Mullumbimby To the police officer in Mullumbimby who pulled me over for driving an unregistered car on Saturday – thank you! I had paid the rego and CTP online on Friday, but when he pulled me over on... Read More →
Jeff Johnson, Ballina Shire Councillor As a local business owner and resident I am sick of paying up to 50 per cent more for petrol than residents only an hour or so to our north. With a number of vehicles... Read More →
Ewan Willis, Main Arm It is an amazing thing to see the process of Council in action. Like most people who attend a planning meeting I had an outcome that I was seeking. I was asking Council not to approve... Read More →
The good people of Cunning Stunts know how to lift spirits – the team behind Curious and Nudge are presenting a FREE live DJ mix-and-stream full of fun, joy and dance shenanigans, on Saturday 2 May!
It’s dark, I’m drinking tea. I hear a lone bugle play The Last Post. Its mournful notes float in the darkness high above my small town, lingering in the silence. This year is the year no one can gather.