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Gort claims singles tennis title at Mullumbimby

Mullumbimby Tennis Club Championship finals were held last weekend and culminated with the open men’s singles where Steve Gort...

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Besmirching Julian Assange

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Stories about "fundamentalism":

The violence written into religious texts

Adrian Gattenhof, Mullumbimby. Civilisation is advanced by, among other things, pushing back against the claims of religion, not by bowing to them. Islamic fundamentalism is pushing the other way, against secular humanism, diversity and tolerance, not just in the Middle East but wherever it commands sufficient adherents.

Burqa-wearing is a right

L Andrews, Byron Bay. Australia is a democracy and as such we should be entitled to worship (or not) how we wish and wear (or not) whatever we choose without government interference.

Beheadings and the Islamic State

Michael Weatherhead, Mullumbimby. Beheading an aid worker in Syria by the Islamic State or anyone else is a terrible thing and should not have happened. Killing between half a million and a million people in a war against Iraq was a terrible thing and should not have happened.

All power to the gays of darkest Africa

Gordon Balfour-Haynes, Federal. Anti-homosexual African nations claim that homosexuality is contrary to their culture — but this [was] imposed on them by colonising and missionary types.

Medal storm for locals at pickleball tournament

Thirty Northern Rivers pickleball players won medals in the first ever NSW regional doubles tournament last weekend in Ballina. The local club secured nine gold,...

Local waterpolo team thriving on friendship

The Byron Bay Bullsharks women’s waterpolo team have played their way into second place on the Far North Coast competition ladder after bagging five...

The Menu

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_uTkUGcHv4   Do chefs wield too much power in this world? The power over life and death in fact? In The Menu, Julian Slowik (Ralph Fiennes),...

Your Witches are Back!

It’s the longest day and the shortest night: 22 December is the summer solstice, a time to transition from action to nourishment. It’s a...