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Police confirm Main Arm drug operation

NSW Police have finally confirmed what pretty much every one in Main Arm already knows – they are conducting drug operations in the north of the Shire.

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Interview with Sarah McLeod

Sarah McLeod is a passionate woman. She’s Aussie rock royalty, front person of The Superjesus and a powerful solo performer. In this interview she talks about her two loves, one new and one gone; her piano and her dog. One found, and one lost, during lockdown.

Spots for kids circus nearly full

Mullumbimby’s Spaghetti Circus kicked off its first term with a record number of enrolments and there is much fun to be had following a difficult COVID year.

‘ATO’ scam wants every last dollar in your account

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is warning about a spike in automated scam calls impersonating the ATO and asking people to transfer all their money to another account.

CWA getting their facts right on the Far North Coast

Members of the Far North Coast Group of the Country Women’s Association of New South Wales (CWA) gathered in Lismore on Saturday for their Group Facts Day.

Elon Musk

David Gilet, Byron Bay Normally I would agree with anything written by Robin Harrison, but I cannot agree with his...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Stories about "political donations":

Editorial – Fossil fools buy seats at leadership table

Conspiracy theories abound these days. Most of them are feeble balloons that can be popped with one or two sharp facts, but a few contain some truth.

Abolish business influence on government

Hayo van der Woude, Mullumbimby. We saw the expressionless party mouthpiece, Julie Bishop, become more like her real self, speaking for women and more closely...

Thus Spake Mungo: Why Turnbull’s xenophobic new laws won’t work

Given that just about all our prime minister’s announcements proclaim the greatest reform since federation, or the most sweeping advance since the second world war, or at least the sexiest makeover since last week, you could be forgiven for not getting over-excited about these.

Fossil-fuel donations loom as Richmond poll issue

The Greens’ candidate for the federal seat of Richmond, Dawn Walker, has called on her Labor rival, sitting MP Justine Elliott, to back their...

Time for a Royal Commission into mining and govt corruption

Charles John Lincoln, Gulmarrad. There once was a saying, ‘all roads lead to Rome’. Now things have changed: now ‘all gifts and brown paper bags lead to the various political parties’ head offices from building developers and mining industries for favours rendered.’

Greens blast big party stance on political donations

Labor has voted with the Liberals and Nationals to block a Senate motion that detailed their failure to return all the political donations that they have received from the CSG company Santos. The motion also called for a ban on political donations from mining and coal seam gas companies.

Experts reject political donations ban

A complete ban on political donations in NSW would not be in the public interest, an expert panel has found.

Greens want coal, gas political donations banned

Following yesterday’s announcement from state Labor that it would end all CSG mining in the northern rivers if elected, the Greens have ratcheted up the debate by calling on political donations from mining and gas companies to be banned.

Money and its influence on politics

Dawn Walker, Greens NSW Upper House candidate

Gas company ‘donated during approval stage’

Calls are being made for work on AGL’s controversial Gloucester gas project should stop immediately pending a full inquiry into the payment by the company of more than $100,000 in political donations while the project was being approved.

Call to protect oceans from plastic and pollution

A new sign has been installed at Main Beach, Byron Bay, calling for increased awareness and collective action on the issue of marine debris and pollution. 

Pottsville’s controversial Men’s Shed extension to be advertised

The controversial Men’s Shed at Black Rocks Sports Fields in Pottsville was granted the opportunity to expand its footprint 12m to the west at last week’s Tweed Shire Council meeting.

A closer look at Byron Council’s fossil fuel investments

Is Byron Council putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to reducing carbon emissions?

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021