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Mud benda rant

Regarding last week’s Splendour Festival and all the ‘haters’ out there. I took along a few seriously fun-deprived teenage...

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Be alert – koalas are on the move

Yes it's that time of year and Friends of the Koala are urging members of the public to contain dogs at night and keep a lookout for koalas on their properties and when driving, particularly during dusk to dawn.

Our growth under threat, say local distillers

Local independent distillers behind iconic labels Ink Gin and Brookie’s Byron Dry Gin say a longstanding ‘bad’ government policy that taxes spirits unfairly, compared to other alcohol such as wine, is putting thousands of jobs at risk in a ‘dangerous high inflation environment’.

NSW bans public display of Nazi symbol

In an historic moment a new law making it a criminal offence to knowingly display a Nazi symbol in public without a reasonable excuse, has passed NSW Parliament yesterday.

Flat Earth Byron councillors

In face of the facts, an approval of the development application (DA) for a basement car park in Brunswick...

OS Community Garden launches food stall

Members of the Shara Community Gardens gathered on July 31 to launch their new food exchange stall on Shara...

Tweed Council refuse aged care facility Tweed Heads

The proposed aged care facility at Caloola Drive Tweed Heads (DA20/0712) was refused at the Tweed Shire Council meeting last Thursday.

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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

Autocracy or democracy for Byron Shire?

The New Yorker Magazine recently wrote a quote from Mr Rupert Murdoch ‘The truth is authoritarian governments do work!’ Hold that thought. It has been...

Criminalising protest

In another Sstate government descent into criminalising protest, to protect their own government’s sabotage of a liveable planet, last Thursday new laws were passed...

Mullum pods

First, Hans Lovejoy’s article ‘emergency wedged’ was educational, factual and provided valuable information to the community. Michele Grant’s letter (27 July) was emotive overgeneralisations...

Flood residents get $650 from Lismore Council

Lismore City Mayor Steve Krieg today announced that 1,558 residents will receive a grant of $650 from the Lismore Flood Appeal.