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Housing affordability is a right, not a privilege

Byron Shire Cr Paul Spooner. Anglicare Australia’s Housing Affordability Snapshot makes for scary reading. Byron Bay has zero affordable accommodation available for renting. That’s right, not one house or unit available in the whole town is considered within reach of those on a low income.

Renting in Byron Bay is officially unaffordable

Housing affordability has dropped by six per cent on the north coast over the past 12 months and Byron Bay has fared the worst, with no affordable housing of any kind according to Anglicare Australia.

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We here in this country, now called Australia, need to be reminded that we started off as ‘boat people’. The First Fleet arrived (including my...

Israel and Palestine

As an apologist for Israel, Michael Burd (Letters, 12 January) conveniently ignores the harsh truth of Israel’s brutal oppression, while claiming there are two...

Greens Mandy Nolan to hold community forum in support of nurses and paramedics

Locally and across the state nurses, and paramedics are struggling in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as they are being asked to do double shifts and manage effectively in health system that is struggling to cope. This has led to an increasing number of nurses and paramedics resigning.

NSW COVID update on COVID deaths – vax stats and comorbidities

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet again opened his COVID update with condolences to families who have lost loved ones, and thanks to the  ‘inspirational work of our health workers'.