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Beach going, going…

Len Bates, Mullumbimby I have noticed in the last few years that the poly fibre bags being used to protect the...

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Our water future – Rous County Council

Hugh Nicholson, The Channon A spokesperson for Our Future Northern Rivers (OFNR), explains clearly why the OFNR position on water...

Criticism of Ballina Cr Cadwallader’s water election tactics

The Ballina Environment Society (BES) has accused Ballina Councillor Sharon Cadwallader of politicising water security by using ‘the Dunoon Dam as one of her key concerns in her bid for mayor in September’s local government elections’.

Byron council recognises impacts of STP on local landholders

Following a refusal by Byron Shire Council to communicate with local landholders on the Belongil Catchment Drain Board over the impact of excess water flows from the Sewage Treatment Plant they have finally admitted there is a major problem.

Editorial – Free fi fo dumb?

Hans Lovejoy, editor Scientists have warned that now the UK has come out of lockdown on ‘freedom day’ (July 19),...

Community pantry opens in Mullum

Locals can now get quality grocery items for considerably less than the cost of buying them at the supermarket, after the Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Centre opened a new community pantry.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the Week Beginning 21 July, 2021

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Thus spake Mungo: sex, religion and politics 100 days after ScoMo’s win

The showdown over religion could well provoke a serious schism, speaketh Mungo. Trouble is brewing in the mess.

Thus Spake Mungo: Fizzler with little new budget sausage 

A somewhat exasperated Bill Shorten accuses Scott Morrison of playing games over the election date – and so he is. 

Thus Spake Mungo: Morrison soft pedals on Hanson 

Scott Morrison would have been happier and clappier than usual when he went to his Horizon Pentecostalist Church last Sunday. 

Thus Spake Mungo: Shorten hedging his bets on Adani

By Mungo MacCallum Bill Shorten has finally taken a firm position on the Adani coal mine: procrastination. The opposition leader tells us that when (not if...

Thus Spake Mungo: And the rorts continue

As even the most avid reformers admit, you can’t legislate for morality. There will still be politicians who endeavour to wriggle through the loopholes. But at least the net will be harder to evade. Perhaps the silly season has not been wasted after all.

Thus Spake Mungo: PM’s plebiscite on the nose

So much for Malcolm Turnbull’s great fortnight in parliament, followed by his triumphant march through the marbled halls of New York and Washington. His claque of supporters raved, of course, but the paying customers – the voters – remained resolutely unimpressed.

In the battle between baddies and worsies, there’s no clear strategy

It is easy to be cynical about the outcry over the corpse of four-year-old Aylan Kursi, found washed up on a beach just a little over a week ago. He was just one of many victims of the wars in Syria and Iraq, but he was the one that mattered, writes Mungo MacCallum.

The inevitable decapitation of Bronwyn Bishop

Mungo: Even her most obstinate, deluded and purblind supporter (Tony Abbott) eventually realised that he would have to wake up from the nightmare that was engulfing the parliament, his government and most importantly himself.

Praise for Mungo’s obit on Tom Uren

T. Sharples, Tweed Heads. Not a reader of Murdoch's The Australian, I was however drawn in by the stories published last Tuesday on the passing of Tom Uren and just wanted to publicly say I thought the obituary written by our Mungo MacCallum one of his finest pieces.

Thus Spake Mungo: Reality mugs PM

There are times when our Prime Minister get mugged by reality. But it doesn’t mean that he has to like it.

The truth about Israel

Danny Wakil, Billinudgel Gareth Smith, you are clearly very passionate, but constantly providing incredibly one-sided opinions, and half-truths get us nowhere (14 July). I am factual...

John ‘Strop’ Cornell dies

John Cornell, a character credited with initiating major change in Byron Bay after his purchase of the Beach Hotel, has died at his home in Byron Bay, aged 80, surrounded by his wife Delvene Delaney and family.

Editorial – Free fi fo dumb?

Hans Lovejoy, editor Scientists have warned that now the UK has come out of lockdown on ‘freedom day’ (July 19), it will lead to ‘a...

Snakes monitor radioactive contamination

Ten years on from the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan – the most severe nuclear accident since Chernobyl – researchers are using Japanese rat snakes to measure radioactivity in the Fukushima Exclusion Zone.