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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Listening to the truth tellers

A long time ago my husband had to attend a meeting in Redfern. He works in the health and academic sector and it was a consultation with some First Nations clinicians and community workers. He arrived a little earlier for the meeting to the centre – not your typical clinical setting but a regular house. On arrival he was greeted by an older woman who led him to a table and offered him a cup of tea. They chatted. Had a laugh. She offered him a biscuit.

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Happiness

Mick woke up this morning to a great epiphany. So, we’ve decided to forget all our activism, we’re going...

Casino’s winning tap water ways

Yesterday Casino was announced as the winner of the Water Industry Operators Association of Australia’s Ixom 2021 Best Tasting Tap Water in Australia competition.

Free Skills for Recovery course available

Byron Community College say they have received NSW Government funding as part of the Skills for Recovery initiative.

Vax the child

I am writing about the upcoming COVID-19 vaccinations for children. I am and remain a vax-sceptic. My reasons are...

Rainbow Temple squeezed by Lismore Council 

For two decades, the Rainbow Temple in Rosebank has stood as a striking reflection of the region’s proudly beating spiritual heart.

How two local farmers’ markets are supporting young farmers

With everyone talking about the empty shelves in the supermarkets at the moment, it’s reassuring to know we have...

Stories about "capitalism":

Why is Modern Monetary Theory important?

Since the federal government has no nominal limitations on spending, it means that it can always afford to buy anything for sale in its own currency, including labour. As such, unemployment is a political choice, not an economic imperative.

Living on thin ice…

This Earth crisis, you could say, is capitalism’s final product. Built on a promise, that wealth would trickle down. At the geographical north pole, the sun rises and sets once a year. A timelessness exists and in this ineffable quiet you can hear a quickening trickle of a glacier melting pass by your feet.

Political parties and corporate interests intertwined

Hayo van der Woude, Mullumbimby. Senator Eric Abetz argues that the media unfairly criticise Christian politicians. The teachings ‘love thine enemy’ and helping the poor, contradict with the harsh scriptures that justified persecution of non-believers in the past.

Lennox Head forge ahead across four grades in local cricket

Local cricket is approaching the midway point of the 2021–22 season and sees Lennox Head playing strongly across all four senior grades.

Sunrise paddler with Rainbow Dragons offers new era for seasoned campaigner

Former long-distance paddling champion Brooke Harris has found new sporting life with the Rainbow Dragons and likes to take advantage of the new 6am Sunrise session in Ballina.

Far North Coast Comedy

Lots of comedy to laugh out loud at

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 26 January, 2022

There's still loads of stuff on in the Byron Shire and beyond