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Have your say on Byron Bay’s foreshore 

Byron Council staff have proposed options and a ten-year vision for the much-used space, including the removal, or partial removal, of the carpark overlooking Main Beach. 

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The stuff of stars

Australia’s favourite gathering of astronomers, space enthusiasts and science-forward friends is finally back again in 2024. The organisers are bringing back many of the speakers they had planned before the pandemic cancelled the last event.

Why have NSW Labor failed to hold their promised drug summit?

On budget eve the banner ‘Premier, you promised. Drug Summit Now’ was dropped across from NSW Parliament calling on NSW Labor to set a date for the long awaited NSW Drug Summit.

Winter fest at Byron High, June 18

To celebrate the creative and artistic talents of students, Byron Bay High School is holding its annual Winter Arts Festival (a.k.a the WAF) showcase evening on Tuesday, June 18. 

270 ready to contest Seas The Day women’s surfing at Kingscliff

The world’s largest female participation surf event Seas The Day is returning for its second year at Kingscliff Beach...

Driven with soul

Under a different stage name Milo Green is an award-winning songwriter and musician who has supported iconic artists like Diesel, Dragon, Josh Pyke, Glen Shorrock (Little River Band) and more.

Wiggle it for the solstice

A full moon ‘Winter Wiggle’ is on Saturday as the solstice tribe connect. They will be rocking Durrumbul Hall from 6pm till midnight with local legendary DJs: Pob, Halo, Ria Listic and 4 Eyes; plus special guests Daddy Issues  – making a road trip from the Central Coast; and Avaxa – will be slipping in a wiggle in her world festival schedule, flying up from Melbourne.

Stories about "GST":

Breaking bad promises

It’s so hard to introduce urgently-needed reforms in today’s fevered media climate that governments tiptoe around problems and hardly dare to act.

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.

The danger years for food allergies

A University of Queensland project aims to make the teenage years safer for Australian children diagnosed with life-threatening food allergies. 

Byron Writers Festival 2024 Program

A vibrant program packed with high-profile literary luminaries, and new voices to discover, has been released by the Byron Writers Festival. The event will be held August 9 till 11.

A picnic is more fun with painting

It’s that time of year again when baguettes and olives are embraced along with your cerulean blues and your crimson lakes, for the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre’s annual Community Picnic and Artist Paint Out on Sunday, June 30.

Questions remain unanswered over Mullum’s water strategy

Council’s Water and Sewer Advisory Committee (WSAC) members Ben Fawcett and Elia Hauge say their concerns around Mullum’s future water strategy were never discussed,...