Council have backed down on a decision to hold Australia Day citizenship ceremony on a different day, owing to a breach of the Australian Citizenship Ceremonies Code.
I shovel some red powder into the mix. It puffs like dragon’s breath as it joins the cement, sand and aggregate. I don’t like grey concrete. Cocooned in my earmuffs, my mind wanders...
Don’t you love it when a politician, like – say – the PM, tells you black is white. Or, at least, black should be white. I love (not) the way a federal politician lies. He will puff himself up like a cane toad…
BREAKING: Prime minister Scott Morrison says Byron Shire Council could be stripped of its ability to hold citizenship ceremonies at all if it moves ahead with a plan to hold next year's Australia Day ceremony on January 25.
Byron Council may be about to move its Australia Day ceremony back a day in order to acknowledge that January 26 marks ‘the day the cultural decimation and denigration of the first Australians began’.
The 2018 Byron Shire Citizen of the Year was awarded to Barbara Upson-Shaw who was recognised for her extensive contribution to the community over many years. Mayor Simon Richardson said Barbara’s service was truly inspirational.
Both the meaning of Australia Day and the date that it is celebrated on each year were once again brought into question last Friday, January 26, when people took to the streets in ‘change the date’ marches around the country as well as celebrating it as Survival Day.
Changing the date of Australia’s national celebration from 26 January is the key to resetting the national reconciliation process, the NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) said today.
Richard di Natale is wrong. Changing the date of Australia Day should not and will not be the top issue of 2018. But Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten are equally wrong: it cannot be dismissed as a non-issue either.
Mayor Isaac Smith said the awards were designed to recognise people who contributed to Lismore, Nimbin and surrounding village communities, volunteered or excelled in their field of endeavour.
Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said he would hold his own Australia Day Citizenship and Awards Ceremony in Lismore if the Lismore City Council council scraps Australia Day celebrations on January 26.
Changing the date of Australia Day and removing the opening prayer from the start of Lismore City Council meetings are two motions sure to spark debate at tomorrow's meeting.
Alongside the celebration, Australia Day also has a long history of commemoration and contestation, and this year is no different
There are many events being held throughout Byron Shire to celebrate Australia Day, with most towns and villages participating.
Tweed-Byron police are urging members of the public to plan ahead to ‘make Australia Day safe and fun for everyone across the community’.
He was an ABC foreign correspondent with more than 50 years’ experience as a reporter, producer, director and host of a range of ground-breaking TV shows. Now a Tumbulgum resident, he’s been named the shire’s 2017 Australia Day ambassador.
Byron shire's Australia Day award winners were announced at a special celebration at Byron Bay Services Club yesterday.
An advertisement encouraging people to eat lamb on Australia Day, starring popular SBS newsreader Lee Lin Chin and long-time lamb consumption advocate Sam Kekovich, which was criticised for inciting hatred towards vegans, has been given the all-clear.
This year’s Byron Shire Australia Day ambassador is Dr Clio Cresswell, a gifted mathematician who has written a book titled (appropriately for Byron) Mathematics and Sex. But the question she's most often asked is…
An award-winning musical composer with countless stage, screen and classical credits has been named the Tweed Shire's Australia Day Ambassador for 2016.
Robbie Sefton, Tamworth. Today, the Australian Financial Review and Westpac have announced the winners of the 100 Women of Influence awards – women who have shown vision, leadership, innovation and action in and beyond their field. I’m honoured – and truth told, pretty excited – to be one of the winners.
Two hundred and twenty-seven years ago, British soldiers landed in Sydney Harbour, drank a tot of British rum, gave three cheers for the King (who supplied the booze) and one cheer for British whale hunter Arthur Phillip (who didn't), and planted the British flag on Aboriginal land. Then a bloody war was waged. The Aussies lost.
'Jingi Walla! Hello!’ echoed across town on Monday as hundreds of tourists and locals gathered at Main Beach in Byron Bay to celebrate the survival of the Indigenous people of this country.
Ralph Taylor and Mark Ritchie decided to celebrate Australia Day in a novel way, waving the flag from a paddling pool on the back of a ute on the corner of Tennyson Street and Carlyle Lane, Byron Bay
Roma Newton, Kingscliff. Australia Day is the day we celebrate our allegiance to the land of our birth. Tony Abbott was born in England, and is, indeed, showing allegiance to the land of his birth