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‘Hollywood’ drug squads over the top

I guess we have to thank Hollywood for the enduring myth that a black-clad squad of elite 'blokes', preferably with cool helicopters, from the capital are needed to crack down on really serious crime in hick parts of the country like Mullumbimby.

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CWA getting their facts right on the Far North Coast

Members of the Far North Coast Group of the Country Women’s Association of New South Wales (CWA) gathered in Lismore on Saturday for their Group Facts Day.

Facebook fails

Adrian Gattenhof, Mullumbimby American spoilt brat Zuckerberg may have done adults around the world a great favour with his screamy...

Call to protect oceans from plastic and pollution

A new sign has been installed at Main Beach, Byron Bay, calling for increased awareness and collective action on the issue of marine debris and pollution. 

The lunatics have taken over the asylum…

The Zombies of the Climate ApoCOALpse have today swarmed around Queensland's Parliament House this morning to highlight impending climate chaos.

Right to die

James Regan, Myocum Jeff Dawson’s article ‘Celebrating a life and dignified death’ (10 February) highlights the systemic bias that exists...

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault to continue facing trial

A police officer accused of assaulting a 16-year-old in Byron Bay more than three years ago is to continue facing trial this week.

Stories about "Federal Budget":

Breathtaking injustice

Rhonda Ansiewicz, Federal Here we have Morrison on $10,000 a week and a net worth of $48 million, together with Frydenberg on several hundred thousand a...

Momentum gets boost to help DV victims in Ballina

The Rotary Club of Ballina-on-Richmond has teamed up with Momentum Collective in Tamar Street to create ten care packs for women and children escaping domestic violence.

Thus Spake Mungo: ScoMo’s budget and the politics of greed

Scott Morrison’s budget has been greeted as underwhelming, which is probably the way he likes it. There are no real losers, apart from… a basket of deplorables who do not normally vote for the coalition.

What’s in the budget for you?

As always with federal budgets, the devil is in the detail. Lucky for you we have combed through myriad commentaries to find out what really matters: will you get anything out of the budget?

Drug testing to create new trash underclass?

Dorothy Mullins, Byron Bay Dear editor Random drug testing for welfare recipients? This pearl from Budget 2017 makes the brain spin it raises so many questions: basic human...

Unemployed and pensioners ‘collateral damage’ in budget fight

Dr Cassandra Goldie, CEO of the Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS), said on Monday the budget fight looming at the start 45th Parliament...

Community services not coping: ACOSS

A new survey of Australia's community services sector reveals that 80 per cent of frontline agencies are unable to meet current levels of demand...

Let the market work its magic

Dave Lisle, Mullumbimby. For some time now we have been hearing the mantra that ‘the age of entitlement is over’. It’s Joe Hockey’s signature slogan because, at six words, it is too prolix for Tony Abbott. He prefers such concision as ‘stop the boats’, ‘axe the tax’, ‘ditch the witch’.

How to hallucinate a budget crisis

Even after 15 hours of surgery my recovery was not entirely beset by hallucinations. But given the amount of kites, balloons, smoke and mirrors emanating from the government about what will and won’t, might and mightn’t, be in the budget, it may as well have been.

Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

Family Court scrapped

Despite overwhelming opposition from Australia’s family law specialists and advocates, the federal Liberal-Nationals government and cross benchers scrapped the Family Law Court and subsumed it into the circuit courts last week.

Cavanbah centre gets a taste of 3×3 basketball

The Byron Beez basketball team in collaboration with the U League hosted a 3x3 tournament at the Cavanbah centre at the end of January that attracted 30 teams.

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault acquitted

Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.