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Main Arm Upper school are excited to be going ‘back to school’

It has been hard for many young people as they have managed the impacts of COVID over the last few years but for students at Main Arm Upper Public School the flood has meant they've been out of their school for almost half a year.

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People with peace in their hearts?

In reference to the full page advertisement (it clearly states that it is an advertisement, and really is nothing...

Contentious Bruns DA before Council again

A controversial decision by Byron Council to approve a mixed-use development in Brunswick Heads could be overturned, after a group of councillors who oppose the plan got the numbers for a rescission motion.

Building hei(s)(gh)ts

I also strongly agree with David Gilet and Paul McCarthy on the creeping cancer of increased building heights/heists in...

Opinion: Lettuce end food shortages!

Whoever would have thought we’d need to pay $10 for a lettuce in a supermarket? This is a real sign of the times.

Playing with fire

Victoria Cosford It’s my latest obsession; native thyme infused vinegar. Herby, a little sweet – it’s a knockout – a...

New laws to tackle crime profits and encryption

The premier has announced new police powers and ‘tougher penalties’ for money laundering and unexplained wealth in NSW.

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Moral compass and the former PM

As I reflect on the Morrison government I wonder how it was okay for the former Prime Minister, who fervently professes faith in his God, to treat with such disdain so many people for so long. 

Gladys just doesn’t get it? Bullshit.

The rules are lost to the dark art of time, but when I was younger, we used to play a card game called ‘Bullshit’...

Berejiklian resigns as Premier of New South Wales

It has just been announced that NSW South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian has resigned.

The legalities around pork barrelling in NSW

The misallocation of public funds to benefit partisan interest, to the detriment of making such decisions based on merit, is nothing new in the state of NSW. However, the blatant justifications of the practice by the current coalition government are something new.

Budget cuts force ICAC to beg for funding: PSA

The peak body representing the public service in NSW says independent funding for the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) is needed now, ‘so the corruption watchdog can focus on its investigations rather than trying to find annual budget savings’.

Federal integrity commission needed: Labor

Shadow attorney-general Mark Dreyfus QC stopped by the region last week to spruik Labor’s plans to establish a National Integrity Commission (NIC).

More ICAC needed, not less

Matt Hartley, Byron Bay. I'd like to support ICAC. Megan Latham is quite right, if tasteless, about the importance of putting the blowtorch to corrupt officialdom.

Politicians entitlements should be thoroughly probed

Bruce Apps, Townsend, NSW. Now that the poo has really hit the fans' concerning the political entitlement rorts, it is time for all of us who regularly send in letters to the editors of the various newspapers to push for an ICAC-type inquiry/royal commission.

High Court clips ICAC’s wings in ‘Cunneen affair’

The High Court’s decision to curtail ICAC’s investigation of high-profile lawyer Margaret Cunneen has severe implications for the corruption watchdog’s future.

ICAC refuses to comment on West Byron

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption has refused to answer questions regarding why the West Byron development was never investigated after MLC Jan Barham referred it to them.

Lismore Lantern Parade – Vale John Lush

Once again the community of Lismore came together to celebrate with the Lantern Parade on June 25.

Celebrating NAIDOC Week in the Northern Rivers 

The Northern Rivers encompasses the Bundjalung, Gumbaynggirr and Yaegl nations with celebrations for NAIDOC taking place up and down the coast. 

Man charged following break and enter – Casino

A man has been charged following an investigation into an alleged break and enter at Casino.

Locals tix on offer for Writers Fest

Byron Writers Festival is again offering Sunday locals’ passes, supported for the third time by partners, Stone & Wood.