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Cartoon of the week – 30 November 2022

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Stories about "Last Drinks At 12":

Last Drinks at 12 not divisive: detractors are simply intransigent

Tony Brown, Byron Bay. I was once again afforded the honour of being invited by the large and courageous Last Drinks at 12 Byron community group to participate in their meeting of supporters on 4 December 2013.

Mayor breaks ranks with Greens over Last Drinks

A rift has emerged within the Byron Greens, with the local convenor Tom Tabart criticising mayor Simon Richardson for failing to support Last Drinks at 12.

Last Drinks attacks Byron NYE plan

The Last Drinks at 12 coalition has taken the extraordinary step of opposing Byron Shire Council’s plans for a safe and sober family New Year’s Eve, which it has described as ‘a very costly, reactive approach’,

Byron mayor calls for more police on NYE

Carefully laid plans for a safe and family friendly New Year’s Eve in Byron Bay are in tatters after Roads and Maritime Services have withdrawn permission for roadblocks at entry points to the town.

Sobering reading

Dr David Moss, Byron Bay. The Australian National Council on Drugs report, which was released this week, makes for pretty sobering reading

No compromise on Last Drinks at 12

Mick O’Reagan, Last Drinks at 12. Last Drinks at 12 has not reached any agreement with the Byron Shire mayor to water down its position of ceasing the supply of alcohol after midnight.

Alcohol-violence working group formed

Byron Shire Mayor Simon Richardson says the new group needs to 'develop a whole-of-town response', to Byron's alcohol-fuelled violence, 'rather than fighting over individual aspects'.

Public defender call over liquor bids

Former Byron shire mayor Jan Barham has urged an alcohol forum in Sydney to establish a public defender's office under the liquor law so communities can fight any unwanted bars, nightclubs and bottle shops.

Queensland drunk cops $550 fine

A 27-year-old drunk Queensland male copped a $550 on-the-spot fine for refusing to leave Cheeky Monkeys when he was ordered to by security staff and police.

Byron Bay’s club scene snubbed

Byron Bay’s late-night club scene has come under fire in an airline magazine while its alcohol-fuelled violence has been noted in the Northern Territory parliament.

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

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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.