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Ready for the meta-crisis?

The attempted assassination of Donald Trump has caused shock waves, but it’s sadly not surprising this would happen, with so much hate and vitriol being expressed in the US presidential race.

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Exploring the history of women in music

Following an overwhelming response from audiences and critics alike, Lady Sings The Blues is back with ‘Volume 2’, promising an even more exhilarating journey through the history of music as shaped by legendary women.

Public subs support Mullum’s locally-sourced water supply

Mayor Michael Lyon has criticised the Mullumbimby Residents Association (MRA) and Greens Cr Duncan Dey, claiming they presented a ‘one-sided’ view which ‘certainly swayed current public opinion’ around the future of Mullum’s water supply.

Regen Ag program on offer

Farm entrepreneurs in agrifood, agtech or agriwaste who are in start-up, or scale-up mode, are encouraged to apply for a eight-week, fully funded accelerator program at the Byron Community College.

Wollongbar pod residents to be out by November

The residents of the Wollongbar Pod site have received notices, via text and letter, that they must find alternative accommodation by November leaving many residents distressed and struggling to find a place to live in the area. 

They’re back!

Stone & Wood’s popular Murbah Open Day is back on Saturday, August 3 – they are celebrating a decade of boutique brews and community. Stone & Wood’s Murwillumbah Brewery will open its doors from 11am to 5pm, inviting locals and brew lovers from near and far to enjoy a rare behind-the-scenes experience, with guided tours running throughout the day offering an exclusive insight into the brewing and packaging process.

BayFM lands major grant 

Independent local radio station, BayFM 99.9, has received a major grant from the Community Broadcasting Foundation, enabling it to plan big for the future. 

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Protests take aim at Labor’s coal and gas project approvals

Local Federal Labor MP, Justine Elliot, has labelled those who protested at her Tweed office last week as Greens members, and claimed it was ‘just another cheap political stunt’.

Origin walks away from Beetaloo Basin

In a major victory for community pressure and investor activism, Origin Energy announced yesterday that they would divest 100 per cent of their gas interests in the Northern Territory's massive Beetaloo Basin, along with fracking plans in the Lake Eyre Basin and WA's Kimberley region.

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...

Support Tweed’s rough sleepers in Tweed Heads and join the Community Sleepout

Vinnies and Fred’s Place are asking for the residents of the Tweed Shire to come together for a night and experience what it is like to be homeless.

Cr Dicker calls on Ballina Council to look at future options for Wollongbar pods 

Visiting the Wollongbar pod village over the weekend, after residents were given notice to leave the pods by November, Cr Kiri Dicker said: ‘It’s total waste of taxpayers’ money to tear it down when the shortage of housing is so severe’.

Maintenance work Blackwall Drive, Wardell

Maintenance work is being carried out on Blackwall Drive, Wardell starting Monday 22 July.

Byron’s foreshore future – a closer look

Plans for Byron Bay’s foreshore are on exhibition until July 31 – Council staff propose options and a ten-year vision for the much-used space, including the removal, or partial removal of the carpark around the pool and Fishheads restaurant.