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Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

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Magic mushrooms

David Gilet, Byron Bay As noted in David Heilpern’s article (24 February), with drugs, whether medicinal or recreational, dosage is a...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Dear Brittany

We watched you. We watched you break the silence. We heard the truth shatter like a glass hitting the tiles.

Da mountain

Gisela Stieglitz, Wooyung There is a perfectly good bitumen road going up a rainforest gully; it doesn’t even have potholes!...

PM forced

Narelle Rendalls, Ballina With reference to the recent serious sexual assault allegations in Canberra, our Prime Minister has a lot to...

‘Hollywood’ drug squads over the top

I guess we have to thank Hollywood for the enduring myth that a black-clad squad of elite 'blokes', preferably with cool helicopters, from the capital are needed to crack down on really serious crime in hick parts of the country like Mullumbimby.

Suffolk Park pump track for Cavanbah

Kathy Gleeson, Suffolk Park When I first heard of, and supported, the pump track at the Linda Vidler Park in Suffolk...

Stories about "Australia":

The loneliness of the long distance activist

In Australia, it's not easy being green. There are no monuments to those who have risked their lives and liberty in the defence of Australia's unique and precious ecology.

Food waste up amid pandemic hoarding

Aussie households are wasting more food as a result of the pandemic according to Rabobank’s 2020 Food Waste Report.

Storylines: Advance Australia Where?

Australia, as a nation, is at a crossroads.

Open letter to the year 12 school leavers of 2020

Open letter to the year 12 school leavers of 2020 (because I still haven’t figured out Tik Tok yet) from Professor Nick Klomp, Vice-Chancellor of CQUniversity Australia

Storylines: Surviving a pandemic in the colony

The toilet paper, and a measure of our societal maturity, were the first Australian casualties in today’s COVID-19 pandemic. The madness in the shopping centres were an early indicator that the leaders of the nation would need to step up. But as with the bushfire crisis, they did not.

The big good things we got in the decade gone by

When Galileo said that the Earth went around the Sun, not the other way around, priests tortured him...

Byron and Kylie calling all Poms!

With a tag line: 'Dear United Kingdom, Your besties across the ocean are calling. Love, Your mates in Australia…' a new tourism campaign to entice tourists to the entire country, features a hefty swatch of Byron Bay and the Byron Shire.

Extinction crisis in Australia according to government

Australia’s extinction crisis in regard to its fauna (animals) is under the spotlight and the results are not good.

Roamer trots through the Shire

Terra Roam is on her final leg of her 16,000km walk around Australia and has been traversing the northern rivers via Wollumbin, Huonville, Mullumbimby, Byron Bay and Ballina over the last week as she does her final 800km to the finishing line in Newcastle, where she was born.

Young Indigenous men highest suicide rate in world: report

The rate of suicide among young Indigenous men is the highest in the world, according to a new report. Reporting for the ABC, Siobhan Fogarty...

Bangalow blackspot puts school children at risk

Will action ever be taken to protect school kids getting on and off the bus on Lismore Road, Bangalow as trucks fly by at 80km/h?

Lifting the lid on plans to build a retirement village in Ewingsdale

The letter sent to the residents of Ewingsdale last year by holiday park owner Ingenia seemed fairly innocuous at first glance...

Byron’s new road: the good and not so

After more than 30 years of talk, debate, disagreements, tears and political gridlock, Byron Bay has a new road to divert traffic from the CBD to the southern end of town.

Interview with Janet Swain

Janet Swain is 14. She’s in love with the tragic and brilliant cellist Jacquleine DuPré. But one day her mother arrives home with a bassoon.