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Knitting Nannas get behind Save Wallum campaign

With porcelain tea cups, lace-covered tables and plenty of knitting the Knitting Nannas Against Greed (KNAG) headed to the...

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Non-alcohol options

Whether you’re going alcohol-free for a period, or just managing your consumption, the better your non-alcoholic drink tastes, the more likely you are to stick to your strategy. While I’m not a big beer drinker, at my local pub I’ll always grab a beer, and the other night I found the Hiatus Non-Alcoholic Pacific Ale, with its classic tropical aromas, but a little bitterness, perfect for the warm summer evening.

Pushing Up the Tempo

Paving her way in the music scene, Yazmin has played alongside some of the biggest artists in the world at venues throughout Australia, Bali and the UK. She has spent her time in the industry supporting the likes of Kaskade, Futuristic Polar Bears, Savage, The Potbelleez, Stafford Brothers, Joel Fletcher, Hilton Caswell and many more!

Tallowood Estate open space deal on hold

Byron Shire Councillors have deferred a decision on whether to accept an offer on a large parcel of forested ridgeline land above the Tallowood Ridge Estate near Mullumbimby.

Tweed BMX freestyler wins national gold

Tweed-based BMX freestyler Will Spedding has backed up a state championship with a national title and is now set...

Plan for looming battery crisis

Industry-led voluntary schemes will fail to address the environmental risks arising from battery disposal, according to the Total Environment Centre, as they release a plan for urgent regulation to establish an effective, mandatory product stewardship scheme to safely collect and recycle all battery types in Australia.

Knock down Byron’s forests

And another FU to the community, from the dominantly pro-development Council. Submissions due by 23 February on the proposed...

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Scott Morrison elected next prime minister

Update: P Scott Morrison  has been elected Liberal Party leader in a 45-40 vote.

Aspiration? Don’t hold your breath

Ziggi Browning, Mullumbimby. Govcorp Inc is media blitzing their latest advertising trademark Aspiration™ in their latest effort to sell us their trickle-down economics theory. That’s right...

Thus Spake Mungo: Malcolm Turnbull doesn’t get it

While desperately playing down the significance of his own 30th Newspoll loss on the unconvincing basis that he wished he hadn’t mentioned Tony Abbott’s, our leader has taken what he apparently considers the high road.

Thus Spake Mungo: Timorous Turnbull and the Newspoll fallout

So the 30th Newspoll has finally dropped, and as he waits for the mushroom cloud to dissipate, just what will Malcolm Turnbull do to manage the fallout?

Thus Spake Mungo: Turnbull’s business tax-slash fails

Malcolm Turnbull spent the last week of the current parliament howling at the moon – baying about just how wonderful his corporate tax cuts would be, the remorseless logic of the laws of supply and demand, the purity of Economics 101.

Thus Spake Mungo: Turnbull turns a trick on Trump’s tariffs

Yet another triumph for our indefatigable prime minister. Now he has saved the nation – maybe the world – from the scourge of The Donald’s dastardly tariffs on steel and aluminium.

Thus Spake Mungo: A clash of pig-headed egomaniacs

Incredibly, it is being counted as a win for Malcolm Turnbull. He has got rid of his errant deputy – Barnaby Joyce will retire to the backbench, just as the Prime Minister advised him to.

Thus Spake Mungo: Turnbull’s economics 101

Our mild-mannered prime minister has become an uncompromising economic fundamentalist. ‘The law of supply and demand,’ he proclaimed, ‘cannot be suspended.’ Well, up to a point, Mr Turnbull; actually it is not a law but something of an ideal.

Thus Spake Mungo: PM refuses to share the love after marriage bill victory

Malcolm Turnbull may not have wished to appear churlish last Thursday after the final vote on the same sex marriage bill, but he had no choice: that was his job.

Thus Spake Mungo: PM eats shit sandwich over banks

Morrison and Turnbull looked like a couple of miscreants being forced to share a particularly smelly shit sandwich, and what’s more to pretend that it was all their idea

NPWS wants to remove beach nudity option

For 26 years, Tyagarah Beach has been an oasis for the region’s naturist community – a space where bodies of all shapes and sizes could roam free without threat of fines or reprimands.

‘Key workers’ removed from Ballina Council’s housing project as Mayor seeks full market rents

Essential workers were the losers at the recent Ballina Council meeting when councillors actively removed the category for ‘key workers’ from their development of rental housing on land it owns in Wollongbar.

Tried catching a bus to TAFE or work in the Northern Rivers – it’s a serious challange

Getting around the Northern Rivers is no easy task without your own transport. Young people are unable to attend TAFE, and you can’t catch public transport to work due to the impossible timing of, and lack of access to, public transport. 

Community tree planting in Mullum Feb 24

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