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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...

TGA grants Provisional approval of oral COVID-19 treatments

At last, some good news on the COVID front: the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has provisionally approved the first oral antiviral treatments for COVID-19.

Ocean Shores DA threat to biodiversity, say residents

A proposal to subdivide one lot (2,097m2) into three lots, and build two dwellings and three secondary dwellings, in densly forested riparian land in North Ocean Shores would create ‘Gold-Coast-style overdevelopment’, say residents.

January 21 National Cabinet on Omicron, RATs, vax and treatments

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has issued a media release about yesterday's meeting of the National Cabinet.

Check a charity’s status before donating to a good cause

It wouldn't be the first time generous people have been scammed by fake charities and in the wake of the Tonga disaster, Australia's charity regulator is urging a quick check before donating.

1,051 new cases of COVID-19 for Northern Rivers

The Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) saw 1,051 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed to 8pm last night...

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Election candidates disclose their drug use history

With Greens MP Cate Faehrmann’s admission recently that she has taken illegal substances, what better opportunity to ask the three state election candidates about their own drug use?

The war on a gentle weed is totally absurd

Chibo Mertineit, Lillian Rock. Are we ruled by a holy mob? Just found an article reminding me that in 1998 the UN (United Nations) General Assembly Special Session on Drugs (just had a meeting last week) decided to eradicate the Coca plant, poppy seed plant and the cannabis plant by 2008 for an annual cost of half a billion dollars each of the ten years.

Green talks on drug decriminalisation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbuP1FxEtp4 The Australian Greens will continue a national drug decriminalisation tour this week, holding round table meetings on ending prosecutions for individual user. Greens leader Richard...

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