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NSW Forestry challenged over failed forestry practices in precedent-setting case

What makes bushfires worse, causes native species collapse and creates forest dieback?

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NSW Forestry challenged over failed forestry practices in precedent-setting case

What makes bushfires worse, causes native species collapse and creates forest dieback?

Avoiding parking fees

I have just discovered the solution to avoid parking fees in Byron Bay. Simply buy a motorcycle and park on...

Education shaping up to be a key battleground in NSW election

There is a teacher shortage and both the NSW Greens and Labor are focussing their efforts on highlighting the situation the NSW public education system is in as they campaign for the next NSW election. 

Emergency radio tower

An emergency radio tower is proposed for Teales Lookout, Koonyum Range. It is proposed by the telco authority via Catalyst...

Natural burial site found unsuitable

The long-standing plan to create a natural burial ground for locals who want to be buried sustainably has hit a major hurdle, with the site favoured for this use found to be completely unsuitable.

The unassuming grooves of Bobby Alu

Having just clocked up 50 shows with Xavier Rudd, Bobby Alu is back in town for a solo show...

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.

Urine sample test: new way to detect and screen for early stages of Alzheimer’s disease

When it comes to Alzheimer’s disease, an early diagnosis – one made well before signs of irreversible dementia are apparent – is key to providing effective intervention and treatment.

Gulihl Art exhibition – bringing First Nations artists and their connection to Country to you

Byron’s ‘pop-up’ Firefly Art Gallery is presenting the work of local First Nations artists in the upcoming Gulihl Art exhibition in Marvell Hall.

A gentle day for refugee and asylum seeker families

Promoting community awareness, assistance and support, for asylum seekers and refugees, the Pottsville Refugee Support Group recently hosted refugee and asylum seeker families from Logan at a fun day at the beach.

Brunswick, Belongil and Tallows wait for Emergency Response Beacons

In early November two men were saved from drowning at Dreamtime Beach, Fingal Head when a women activated the Emergency Response Beacon, alerting the Surf Life Saving NSW State Operations Centre that the men were drowning. There are three waiting to be deployed in Byron Shire.