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Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 19 January, 2022

Welcome back to the Brunswick Picture House Brett and Chris from the Brunswick Picture House, and their entire team, believe...

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Mullumbimby Indian Restaurant

The Mullum Indian Restaurant is situated, conveniently, a short drive from town, at the Mullumbimby Golf Club and...

RATs to the rescue: understanding our transition to rapid antigen testing

At-home testing kits herald a new phase of pandemic management – but how do they work? Pivoting quickly from the...

Stop Forestry Corporation causing ‘serious and irreversible harm’ to burnt out State Forests

A leaked report revealed that the independent report from the Natural Resources Commission’s to the NSW government to stop logging areas hardest hit by the Black Summer bushfires had been ignored.

Lung specialist ‘we’re doing the best we can’ and Hazzard lays it on the line for the unvaccinated

At this morning's COVID-19 update press conference, Concord and Nepean Hospitals lung specialist Dr Lucy Morgan gave an update on COVID-19. Dr Morgan says she works as part of a team of people looking after patients with COVID.

Spice Palace: Fresh, local and made from scratch

Rob Cullinan and Duska Jefed are the couple behind Spice Palace. They lovingly make dips, tapenade, dukkah, harissa, chilli...

Psychedelic medical trials to begin

A new clinical trial exploring the impact of psychedelic medicines on brain activity has come a step closer to fruition, after being partially funded and granted ethics approval.

Stories about "GST":

Thus Spake Mungo: Yet another tax tweak

Scott Morrison has inched forward to another interminable episode of tweaking the tax. This time it’s the scales of the returns the states get from the commonwealth’s GST, but, as always, do not hold your breath.

GST spooks backbenchers

A federal government backbencher says some of her colleagues are daunted by the prospect of a community backlash against a rise in the GST.

The latest GST outrage

Roma Newton, Kingscliff. John Howard elicited our votes for a GST with the indelible assurance that 'every state in Australia will have more money, as time goes on, to fund roads, police, schools and hospitals so important to our daily lives'.

GST increase inevitably unfair

John Kaye, Greens NSW MP. NSW premier Mike Baird's proposed hike in the GST rate to 15 per cent will inevitably make Australia's tax system even less fair by increasing the burden on low and middle income households.

The GST has escaped the bag

Benjamin Franklin thought death and taxes were inevitable. Now some Australian pundits are saying the same about an increase in the GST, writes Mungo MacCallum.

Tax holiday letting

Anny Reed, Byron Bay. In all the current discussion about how to increase GST revenue, there seems to be an avoidance of one obvious area into which to expand the tax; short-term holiday letting.

ATO withdraws mobile-home GST proposal

Christmas has come early for thousands of north-coast pensioners after the ATO announced it would not extend the GST to include mobile-home park site rentals.

Plan to slug GST on home park rentals is ‘cruel’ says Richmond MP

A campaign against a controversial plan by the tax office to apply the Goods and Services Tax (GST) to moveable home estates, which will affect thousands of mostly pensioners across the north coast, is picking up steam.

TreadLightly on the planet by recycling school shoes

Most Aussie parents know how quickly kids either grow out or wear out of school shoes. They either get handed down or thrown in the rubbish – adding to the millions of shoes that end up in landfill each year

Friends of Loft

Become a Friend of Loft with their new local loyalty member program. Enjoy member-only benefits and offers, invite-only events, and something special for your birthday. Member...

1,114 cases of COVID-19 in the Northern Rivers in last 24 hours

The Northern NSW Local Health District say that to 8pm yesterday, January 17, there were confirmed 1,114 new PCR cases of COVID-19.

No supply shortage at Byron Farmers Market!

While supermarket shelves around the country are running bare, there’s no shortage of fresh produce at our local farmers’ markets every week. Both Coles and...