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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Vape Culture
Tobacco companies are in your home and in your school. They are quite possibly in your kid’s school bag. They have their sights set on your children; your precious kids are their future. They need to groom your babies into addiction so that their shareholders can continue to suck in their grubby toxic profits. The lips of the tobacco industry are on the soft fleshy cheeks of your babies and they are sucking hard. They are vaping the life out of your kids.
Scientists call for urgent groundwater management
Groundwater provides almost one-third of the nation’s water and is worth more than $34 billion to the economy, but results from a recent major review have prompted scientists to call for urgent and better appraisal of groundwater and how we manage it.
Russell and Ulf drive a ‘shitbox’ from Rocky to Tassie
Contrary to mythological belief, the Shitbox Rally is not a race, but rather a challenge to achieve the unthinkable – to drive cars worth up to just $1,500 across Australia via some of its most formidable roads, all in the name of charity.
Child protection and DCJ workers ‘feeling abandoned’ in Lismore
The failure of the NSW government to support the most vulnerable people in Lismore and the Northern Rivers a year on from the devastating 2022 floods is being called out.
Seat of Lismore has 1,000 new constituents after Electoral Commission redistribution
There are about 1,000 new constituents in the Byron Shire hinterland who at this Saturday’s election come into the Electorate of Lismore because of a NSW Electoral Commission redistribution.
Violet Coco released on good behaviour bond
It was a long wait from April 2022 until December and an even longer wait from then until this week for climate activist Violet Coco who was released on a good behaviour bond after being sentenced to 15 months jail in December for blocking the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Saffin MP’s community election commitments
Sitting Member for Lismore, Janelle Saffin, has announced election commitments aimed at what she says is making local communities safer, keeping public schools open, protecting our natural environment, and removing a costly regulation from one local government area.
Stories about "detention centres":
Byron Council moves against mandatory detention centres
No Business In Abuse, a movement which aims to pressure corporations that ‘are making billions from the abuse of people seeking asylum’, was supported by councillors at last week’s meeting.
UN warns Australia on Nauru kids
The UN refugee agency says it's greatly concerned by the Australian High Court's decision which could pave the way for children to be deported to Nauru.
Violence against women at detention centres: enough is enough
Pamela Curr, Julie Macken, Sr. Brigid Arthur (Brigidine Asylum Seekers Project), Melbourne. Many women across Australia understand only too well what it is like to live in fear of violence and sexual assault. That’s why we can no longer watch in silence as some of the world’s most vulnerable people confront that horror in the twilight world of Australia’s detention centres.
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Byron’s chocoholics’ Easter destination
The Love Byron Bay boutique has been specialising in unique cocoa encounters for nearly a decade now. In this time they have sourced an...
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Full Moon natural wine festival!
Full Moon Festival by Luna Wine Store welcomes 30 of Australia’s most exciting winemakers and natural wine importers to the region on Saturday, 6...
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Famous plant-based market food
Victoria Cosford Arianne Schreiber has a confession. ‘I pretty much sleep with cookbooks’, she tells me – and I completely empathise! Those for whom cooking...
Swimmers take plunge for mental health
Swimmers took to Byron Bay pool and swam over 2000 laps to raise money to help improve services to support youth mental health. Laps for...