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West Byron flooding

All east coast communities are now daily regularly warned by the ABC radio/TV, by the Bureau of Meteorology, to...

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A Primary Focus

A succession of crafters, woodworkers, surfboard shapers, and artists of all kinds have spent creative time in the original...

Will degrowth be forced upon us?

For decades, we have been engaged in the old cold war battle between capitalism and communism.

Hamster racing and home brew at King’s school

A local man who believes he was the first and possibly the only student to be expelled from the school of the King’s youth, says Charles’ opinion that Gordonstoun in Scotland was ‘Colditz in kilts’, was accurate.

Great soil at Summit

Victoria Cosford Creative writing was what Ryan Bruin had his heart set on. He had planned to go to university...

Odd row of lights

Just following up the letter from Sarah Smith in the August 31 issue. It was a Starlink satellite train....

Putting your ‘Queen’ money where your mouth is

I've never felt much either way about the Queen. I've never held her in as much disdain as I've held some of our prime ministers, and never held her in as much esteem as I have held, for example, Uncle Archie Roach.

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Australia’s gas emissions could cause Paris target failure

A new report by the University of Melbourne Energy Institute has found that unmeasured methane leakage and fugitive emissions from unconventional gasfields could cause Australia to fail its Paris climate commitments.

Five years to zero emissions – Australia’s climate reality check

Just five years to slash emissions to zero – that is the growing reality check for Australian policy makers if they fail to ratchet up the nation’s climate policies between now and 2030.

Thus Spake Mungo: More carbon pollution spin

In one version Anzac was a glorious exploit, in another a disastrous blunder. And given that politics has been described war without blood, the analogy is hard to resist, especially for the present beleaguered Abbott government.

Odd row of lights

Just following up the letter from Sarah Smith in the August 31 issue. It was a Starlink satellite train. My webcam captured the scene. Michael...

Trampling of the graves of the murdered: reply to Will Liley

As I read Will Liley’s response to my article in dedication to my late uncle, I recalled the poem in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s novel Clandestine in Chile:

Murwillumbah mega-school merger public meeting on Monday

Opposition to the merger of the four Murwillumbah Schools, which includes two primary and two high schools, remains strong. Monday will see Leader of the NSW opposition MP Chris Minns and local MP Janelle Saffin joining concerned parents, students and community members at a town hall meeting in Murwillumbah on Monday at 5.30pm.

Byron Council looking at rain damage

Byron Shire Council says they have staff out and about across the Shire today assessing damage from the rain.