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Calls to reverse NSW anti-protest laws

The harsh sentencing of Deanna ‘Violet’ Coco for stopping a lane of traffic on the Sydney Harbour Bridge in April this year has led to a range of protests and the call to reverse NSW anti-protest laws by lawyer and Greens NSW Legislative Council Member Sue Higginson.

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Ending corporate abuse 

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Besmirching Julian Assange

In reply to John Donnellan’s latest shrill attempt to besmirch Julian Assange’s character, it is important to highlight that...

Development risk

Thank you, Aslan for your editorial. The public are to suffer a great deal in the future if all...

Disco Byron style

Groove Terminator and Rodd Richards are proud to present for the very first time in Byron Bay, France’s very...

Incredible screenings at Bangalow Film Festival

Bangalow Film Festival adds more incredible films to the 2023 program and, with a stack of special screenings still...

Migrant workers exploited and ripped off

Unions NSW say that a firewall between the Fair Work Ombudsman and the Department of Home Affairs is needed to protect migrant workers from deportation when they report exploitation, as new data reaffirms rife underpayment across Australia.  

Stories about "public art":

Skating meets art in Lennox

Ballina Council has commissioned NITSUA to paint a mural at the Lennox Skate Park, and he's teaming up with a bunch of local kids to do the work.

Art panel: lighthouse sculpture artist should be given chance to finish the job

Byron Council’s public art panel has recommended that the artist behind the much-discussed lighthouse sculpture on the Bayshore Drive roundabout be allowed to ‘finish the job’, at an estimated cost of up to $45,000.

Lighthouse is its own best work of art

Clive Jeffery, Mullumbimby. The Council, Councillors and the Public Art Panel are all surely joking! Aren’t they? Commissioning a sculpture 12.0 metres high in the form...

Cubby house ordered to be removed by Council

The quirky, the different, the things that make Byron Shire unique – can they be considered art? Could art be the way support unique elements of the shire remaining rather than being eliminated as part of the red tape brigade?

Forum for public art

Having secured funding, Creative Mullumbimby are looking at innovative and community-integrated public-art Ideas for the town. Malcolm Price is the president of Creative Mullumbimby....

Make your way into the heart of the labyrinth

In this photo by Daniel Cordero of CASJ Photography, commissioned by Byron Shire Council, artist Jacquelina Wills walks the Byron Bay labyrinth in Denning...

Make your way into the heart of the labyrinth

In this photo by Daniel Cordero of CASJ Photography, commissioned by Byron Shire Council, artist Jacquelina Wills walks the Byron Bay labyrinth in Denning Park at the beachfront with visitors and locals at the Closing Ceremony, December 3.

Shine and polish in Lismore’s public art

R J Poole, Lismore. The life-sized shoes that have appeared in various places around Lismore CBD are a fun and (I assume) more cost effective approach than previous attempts to making art accessible in a public place.

Tweed Council secures environmental water sharing during drought

Two items at last week's Tweed Shire Council meeting highlighted the commitment of the council to sharing water with the environment even during low-flow and drought periods. 

Celebrating the life of Jack Paris Crittle

Young DJ and keen surfer, Jack Crittle, was tragically killed in a car accident last week. A celebration of his life will be held this Monday, 12 December at 10am.

Mullum’s Federation Bridge closed again tonight

Mullum and hinterland residents and visitors are reminded that Federation Bridge will be closed again tonight from 6pm to 4am for repairs. 

Changing the world with non-violent action

‘Nonviolence  is an intensely active force when properly understood and used.’ These are the words of Gandhi, the man who led nationwide campaigns in his country to ease poverty by creating a movement of resistance that contributed to ending British Rule in India.