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Mud benda rant

Regarding last week’s Splendour Festival and all the ‘haters’ out there. I took along a few seriously fun-deprived teenage...

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Our growth under threat, say local distillers

Local independent distillers behind iconic labels Ink Gin and Brookie’s Byron Dry Gin say a longstanding ‘bad’ government policy that taxes spirits unfairly, compared to other alcohol such as wine, is putting thousands of jobs at risk in a ‘dangerous high inflation environment’.

Only real farmers and real food at Byron Farmers Market

Later this year, Byron Farmers Market will celebrate its 20th birthday. An impressive feat given that when it first...

Singing songs of sorrow and resilience

Tucked away in a Mullumbimby music studio, a group of local musicians have been pouring their hearts out through song.

AFL9s return to Byron after covid hiatus

Byron Bay’s Cavanbah Centre is set to host the two-day AFL9s Invitational tournament with $20,000 worth of prize money...

Lismore Council votes against supporting Assange

At Tuesday's Council meeting Councillor Guise proposed a motion that Council writes to the Federal Government, Prime Minister and relevant Ministers denouncing the extradition of Julian Assange from the UK and urging the Prime Minister to make a public statement denouncing the extradition.

Recognition for Brunswick SLSC volunteers

Five national medals presented on behalf of Governor General David Hurley were some of the awards given to Brunswick...

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Australian politics transformed

Following an election like no other, Australia looks set to change course on climate and corruption, with the Coalition's Scott Morrison being prised from office and Anthony Albanese about to form a new Labor government with the support of Greens and teal independents.

Richmond candidates 2022: incumbent Labor, Justine Elliot

Justine Elliot is the incumbent member for the seat of Richmond. She has held the seat since 2004, representing Labor and winning six elections.

Albo at your elbow for Jimmy Barnes at Bluesfest

Leader of the Opposition Anthony Albanese made an unscheduled appearance at Bluesfest on Sunday and received a very mixed response from punters.

Details from the work histories of Morrison and Albanese

What do you, as a voter, consider important in the work histories of the two politicians campaigning for the top job as Prime Minister of Australia? 

Political comment: Running for cover

The phoney campaign is over and Australia will go to the polls on 21 May. Can the ALP get over the line? Will Anthony Albanese's old-fashioned John Curtin glasses and new-fashioned waistline cut it?

MP Justine Elliot blasts Morrison for ignoring Richmond

Richmond MP Justine Elliot is calling on the federal government to extend additional disaster payments to the Tweed, Byron and Ballina Shires.

Labor reaffirms position as Coalition shadow on fossil fuels

Faster than you could say George Orwell, it was revealed clean energy actually meant gas, and the head of the expert panel was to be none other than Grant King, the former CEO of Origin Energy (aka the people who fracked Queensland and created a fiery spa bath in the Condamine River).

Albanese welcomes T2E but not ‘self-congratulating’ Nats

Former Labor roads minister Anthony Albanese has welcomed the opening of the Tintenbar to Ewingsdale Pacific Highway upgrade, due tomorrow, but he has lost no time in chiding the current Coalition government for attempting to take the credit.

Albanese finally weighs into press freedom…

After weeks of marching in lockstep with the coalition on matters of ‘national security’ a senior Labor politician has suggested it might be useful to debate the proposals rather than passing them with a minimum of scrutiny.

Autocracy or democracy for Byron Shire?

The New Yorker Magazine recently wrote a quote from Mr Rupert Murdoch ‘The truth is authoritarian governments do work!’ Hold that thought. It has been...

Criminalising protest

In another Sstate government descent into criminalising protest, to protect their own government’s sabotage of a liveable planet, last Thursday new laws were passed...

Mullum pods

First, Hans Lovejoy’s article ‘emergency wedged’ was educational, factual and provided valuable information to the community. Michele Grant’s letter (27 July) was emotive overgeneralisations...

Flood residents get $650 from Lismore Council

Lismore City Mayor Steve Krieg today announced that 1,558 residents will receive a grant of $650 from the Lismore Flood Appeal.