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To sail or to stay? That was the decision that Craig Plummer and Claudia Schick from Bangalow had to make when the COVID-19 pandemic hit and they sailed into an Indonesian port, from Thailand.
In 2014 Emmanuela Shinta had started working for the UN as a translator; watching a training video that looked at indigenous communities using film and video to highlight issues for their communities she realised ‘it’s happening in my place, in Kalimantan’.
Local scientist and activist Jungle Jenn, aka Jennifer Croes, will be at the Byron library on Tuesday 27 June to talk about her work in the illegal wildlife trade. The talk will look at the role people can play when they go shopping and how their ethical tourism and purchasing choices have an impact on the environment.
The floods may have curtailed the full agenda but the Australian Indonesian Arts Alliance wasn’t to be stopped. Presentations were given by Mark White from the Eco warriors project, Dr Mary Gardner on coastal management to Consul General of the Republic of Indonesia, Yayan Gh Mulyana.
This weekend will see a celebration of the cultural and economic ties between Indonesia and Australia in Byron Shire. The Australian and Indonesian Arts Alliance will be bringing together a range of speakers and cross cultural experiences celebrating both the similarities and differences of our cultures.
The first week of 2017 was dominated by the distraction of Australia’s spat with Indonesia – or more properly Indonesia’s spat with Australia.
Susan Skyvington Before gaining independence in 1999, East Timor endured 24 years of brutal suffering under Indonesian occupation. Are we aware, do we care that...
Gareth W R Smith, Byron Bay. Last week Fairfax Media linked my 1999 pro-East Timor Parliament House graffiti, for which I paid $16,350 in criminal damages, to the Abbott government’s new anti-terror laws which, if made retrospective, could result in the loss of Australian citizenship for my children and me.
The Ballina Croquet Club is hoping to receive up to $300,000 in funding for a new club house at Cawarra Park.
Following the flight of a COVID positive traveller from Sydney to Ballina and the detection of COVID fragments in the Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) both locals and visitors have responded to calls for more testing in the region.