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How does one prepare for the possibility of going to jail for telling the truth?
Later this month author Mark Isaacs and filmmaker Benjamin Gilmour will discuss their personal experiences of peace-building and conflict in Afghanistan, reflecting upon the situation in the country since the collapse of the Western occupation and the Taliban's return to power.
BR4R has been supporting a family in hiding in Afghanistan financially and emotionally for the past ten months, trying to arrange their migration to Australia under the government’s Special Humanitarian Visa scheme.
Benjamin Gilmour made a film to highlight the detrimental impact of the war in Afghanistan. But in the process he may have put the stars of his film at risk of persecution or death.
The horror the people of Afghanistan are living through makes us ask ourselves what can we possibly do to help? The Ballina Region for Refugees offering the opportunity for anyone to support an Afghan family.
Afghan forces who said they were under Taliban fire asked for the US air strike that killed 22 people at a hospital in Kunduz, the US commander in Afghanistan claims, but a reputable charity has called it a war crime.
The Good Life
Paul Wilson is telling me about their new chilli garlic halloumi and how it’s ‘fantastic over summer served with a green paw-paw salad,’ and my imagination is fired. It’s a rare thing for this hinterland business – around for some 17 years now, Paul and Kerry at the helm – to introduce a new cheese as ‘we try to stay focused on traditionally hand-made cheeses.’ And their stable of 12 – best sellers the Nashua washed rind and Tintenbar triple cream – include both cow and goat milk cheeses.
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New Year’s Eve in Byron Bay is a time for both celebration and indulgence, and what better way to indulge than with a long lavish dinner at one of town’s best restaurants? Whatever your taste, be it champagne or cocktails, Byron Bay has something to offer for everyone on New Year’s Eve, from beachfront luxury to exotic flavours and unique culinary concepts, a romantic dinner for two or a lively celebration with friends, you’re sure to find the perfect dining venue to welcome the new year in style.
The newly formed Bangalow ‘Bluedogs’ Walking Football Group recently played its first competitive games in the invitational walking football tournament held on astroturf at the Ballina Hockey Club.