9.3 C
Byron Shire
July 24, 2021
Home Tags COAG

Latest News

Beach going, going…

Len Bates, Mullumbimby I have noticed in the last few years that the poly fibre bags being used to protect the...

Other News

Tweed Hospital main priority for new local health board chair

The new chair of the Northern NSW Local Health District board says overseeing development of the new Tweed hospital will be his main priority in the role.

Homeless man to undergo surgery after Byron CBD crash

Byron police were still investigating a crash that left a homeless man in his sixties seriously injured last week, Inspector Matt Kehoe said Monday morning.

Housing, transport and no Dunoon Dam: Cr Basil Cameron’s bid for mayor

Cr Basil Cameron is yet to announce whether or not he has a team of candidates joining him in his election campaign but says he’s running for the position of mayor, joining a competition that as of Tuesday morning featured six men and zero women.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: My Town and The Great Divide

When I walk the streets of my town I feel this. I feel the divide. I watch the masked mingle with the ‘medically exempt’. There’s an unspoken agitation. A sense of ‘them’ and ‘us’. My town is no longer a place of love and acceptance. It is not a place of compassion and kindness. There is an undercurrent of distrust, suspicion and potential violence. We are being taken.

Old Byron Hospital DA on exhibition

Plans are finally in for the redevelopment of the old Byron Hospital that will facilitate its transformation into a much-needed community hub.

Editorial – Free fi fo dumb?

Hans Lovejoy, editor Scientists have warned that now the UK has come out of lockdown on ‘freedom day’ (July 19),...

Stories about "COAG":

Hemp foods and cosmetics tied up in knots by regulations

Hemp Foods Australia CEO Paul Benhaim is raising a glass of hemp tea to celebrate the recent win of common sense over absurd food labelling laws. Even though hemp seed has myriad nutritional benefits it has been banned for human consumption in Australia for decades.

Penurious premiers stonewall Scott Morrison

We had been told that everything was on the table. But when the guests arrived with their carpetbags and wheelbarrows to avail themselves of the largesse, it turned out that Stingy Scott Morrison had removed all but a handful of the goodies.

North coast farmers push for right to say no to CSG

Farmers and landholders in the northern rivers are calling on federal  and state ministers attending Friday's COAG Energy Council  meeting to give them the...

Thus Spake Mungo: COAG comes unstuck

Paul Keating’s famous dictum that you should never stand between a state premier and a bucket of money, and his other advice that you should always back self interest because at least you knew it was always trying, has seldom been more dramatically confirmed.

The truth about Israel

Danny Wakil, Billinudgel Gareth Smith, you are clearly very passionate, but constantly providing incredibly one-sided opinions, and half-truths get us nowhere (14 July). I am factual...

John ‘Strop’ Cornell dies

John Cornell, a character credited with initiating major change in Byron Bay after his purchase of the Beach Hotel, has died at his home in Byron Bay, aged 80, surrounded by his wife Delvene Delaney and family.

Editorial – Free fi fo dumb?

Hans Lovejoy, editor Scientists have warned that now the UK has come out of lockdown on ‘freedom day’ (July 19), it will lead to ‘a...

Snakes monitor radioactive contamination

Ten years on from the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan – the most severe nuclear accident since Chernobyl – researchers are using Japanese rat snakes to measure radioactivity in the Fukushima Exclusion Zone.