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Locals to fight back with a series about the REAL Byron Bay

News that Netflix was planning to film a vacuous docudrama in Byron Bay brought a collective snort of derision across the Shire.

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Cartoon of the week – 16 June, 2021

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Yes! Chupacabra fiesta

S Haslam Chupacabra are coming up to their third birthday, and to celebrate all the ups and downs they are...

Morrison’s craven cave to the QAnon cult – can he squirm out of this one too?

Monday night’s Four Corners program on ABC explained that two Australian lackeys of the American cult called QAnon – Tim Stewart and his son Jesse – are pushing the cult’s terrible excuse for a belief system.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: The End of an Era

As the Entertainment Editor I have interviewed some very interesting people. Like the multi-orgasmic man; a Dutch orgasm coach living in a yurt, and Tim (Pricasso) who paints with his penis. I have also interviewed musicians. Probably not quite as interesting as the aforementioned group, but whose stories and chats have formed a wonderful part of my week over the last two decades. I have had the privilege of talking to some of my heroes.

Mental health workshop for girls in Lennox

The mental health organisation Beautiful Minds is holding a one day workshop for pre-teen girls in Lennox Head on Sunday 27 June 2021.

Anatomy is destiny

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre Five members of Byron Friends of Palestine visited Justine Elliot to discuss whether the...

Stories about "gonski":

Holding the line on education reforms

The saying goes that if you are reading this then thank a teacher. But local teachers, according to the Mullum network of Parents and Citizens (P&Cs), will be struggling with resources if the federal government’s proposed changes to educational funding go through parliament.

Gonski 2.0 bastardised: Greens

NSW Greens education spokesperson and Ballina MP Tamara Smith has condemned what she calls ‘the Turnbull government’s latest act of bastardisation in suggesting that he is delivering the original Gonski reforms.’

Gonski supporters to rally outside Hogan’s office

Supporters of needs-based Gonski funding will protest outside the office of Kevin Hogan today over the lack of support for Gonski in this year’s Federal Budget.

Hogan could be gone if he doesn’t support Gonski

A ReachTel survey conducted in Page on Tuesday night shows sitting Nationals MP Kevin Hogan in serious trouble, with ALP contender and former incumbent Janelle Saffin ahead by 56 to 44 per cent on a two-party preferred basis.

Teachers to lecture Hogan about Gonski

A number of teachers and even school principals from schools across the electorate of Page will be lining up outside the office of federal Nationals MP Kevin Hogan today.

Government’s Gonski commitments in question

Northern NSW-based Nationals MLC Ben Franklin has announced an increase in needs-based funding for three high schools in the Ballina electorate but parents are still questioning the government’s commitment to the so-called Gonski reforms.

Abbott giving our education money to the church

Sue McLeod, Myocum. After slashing Gonski promises and passing the buck to the states, it seems that the 'age of entitlement' is yet to end for private education.

Education cuts a major breach of trust

Justine Elliot, Member for Richmond. Tony Abbot’s Liberal National Party cuts to education are a broken promise to the families of the North Coast.

Coalition betrayed community over Gonski

Dawn Walker, Tweed Greens. Our local schools will suffer if the Abbott government walks away from the Gonski reforms.

Come the election, give a Gonski

Letter to the Editor: Come the election, give a Gonski

Vaccine passports

David Warth, Byron Bay Vaccine passports, aka certificates, are now sitting in the wings waiting to be taken up by state governments. There was no bill...

Failure after failure

Keith Duncan, Pimlico One policy failure after another; what does it take for ‘shifty’ Morrison to come clean, show leadership, and finally accept responsibility? He had three...

New case of COVID-19 in Brisbane

Queensland has recorded one new case of COVID-19 in the community yesterday, with contact tracing underway after an international cabin crew member tested positive.

Mental health workshop for girls in Lennox

The mental health organisation Beautiful Minds is holding a one day workshop for pre-teen girls in Lennox Head on Sunday 27 June 2021.