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Mud benda rant

Regarding last week’s Splendour Festival and all the ‘haters’ out there. I took along a few seriously fun-deprived teenage...

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A long and chequered career in cooking

When she was just 16, Elizabeth Jackson was kicked out of a home economics class – not because she burnt a pot or had a collapsed sponge, but because she made a black wedding cake.

Only real farmers and real food at Byron Farmers Market

Later this year, Byron Farmers Market will celebrate its 20th birthday. An impressive feat given that when it first...

The Healthy Minds Club are busy as!

The Lennox-based (and fast-expanding) young men's mental health group are continuing to change lives and inspire the wider community with activities across the region.

Recognition for Brunswick SLSC volunteers

Five national medals presented on behalf of Governor General David Hurley were some of the awards given to Brunswick...

Second independent assessment of Iron Gates DA in Evans Head recommends refusal

Two independent reports on the Iron Gates development at Evans Heads have determined that it should not go ahead.

Criminalising protest

In another Sstate government descent into criminalising protest, to protect their own government’s sabotage of a liveable planet, last...

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Why does Murdoch and the government want the ABC gone?

GetUp is getting up Murdoch press and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison with their new film Murdoch & Morrison v. The ABC that details how they have pushed an agenda to undermine Australia’s public broadcaster the ABC.

GetUp! wants to know what you think about losing your papers

Many parts of Australia, in particular, some rural and remote areas were stunned by the closure of their local print newspaper last winter.

It’s an unseat-the-Liberal-Party party!

Resident Laura Doe was inspired to host a Calling Party after going to GetUp’s recent election campaign launch.

Get Up launches election campaign in Bangalow

‘Everyday people want action on climate change, a fairer society and love our ABC. But time and again, the hard right’s toxic politics stand in the way.’

Adani caught out drilling at mine site without permission

Indian-owned mining corporation Adani, which just this week was fined by the Queensland Government over its massive spillage of coal laden water into the Great Barrier Marine Park, has been caught flouting environmental laws again.

Foreign donations bill a wolf in sheep’s clothing

Susie Forster, Ocean Shores. I’ve recently become an active GetUp! member, and I’m trying to help get the new LNP foreign donations bill withdrawn. Heard...

Solar employs over 10,000 Australians

Some 16,042 rooftop PVA systems were installed over January, supporting 5,337 full-time jobs, according to the latest Renewable Energy Index. And another 5,456 jobs are set to be created by large-scale solar farms under construction.

Threat to democracy

Sue McLeod, Myocum. I have sent the following to my local MP, Justine Elliott: ‘As a member of GetUp, I ask you to oppose the Electoral...

Battle of Gloucester comes to northern rivers

Farmers and residents from Gloucester on the mid north coast, under siege from coal-seam gas (CSG) exploration, will be joined by campaigners from Lock the Gate and GetUp! in Lismore and Mullumbimby tomorrow and Saturday to update northern rivers locals on the ongoing fight against the controversial industry.

Campaign to ditch CSG-supporting energy companies

Northern Rivers residents are being urged to ditch energy retailers that support the coal seam gas industry.

Autocracy or democracy for Byron Shire?

The New Yorker Magazine recently wrote a quote from Mr Rupert Murdoch ‘The truth is authoritarian governments do work!’ Hold that thought. It has been...

Criminalising protest

In another Sstate government descent into criminalising protest, to protect their own government’s sabotage of a liveable planet, last Thursday new laws were passed...

Mullum pods

First, Hans Lovejoy’s article ‘emergency wedged’ was educational, factual and provided valuable information to the community. Michele Grant’s letter (27 July) was emotive overgeneralisations...

Flood residents get $650 from Lismore Council

Lismore City Mayor Steve Krieg today announced that 1,558 residents will receive a grant of $650 from the Lismore Flood Appeal.