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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Listening to the truth tellers

A long time ago my husband had to attend a meeting in Redfern. He works in the health and academic sector and it was a consultation with some First Nations clinicians and community workers. He arrived a little earlier for the meeting to the centre – not your typical clinical setting but a regular house. On arrival he was greeted by an older woman who led him to a table and offered him a cup of tea. They chatted. Had a laugh. She offered him a biscuit.

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Bungawalbin primitive bush camp: death by a thousand cuts

Locals are raising concerns in relation to a Development Application for a ‘Community Facilities – Primitive camp ground' near Coraki that they say is a site prone to severe flooding and fire risk.

Band Called Stereo soon to be legends of Byron

A new group out of Byron, Band Called Stereo, have recently recorded and released the first single from their new album. Nothing extraordinary in that, apart from the fact that two of the members have just completed Year Ten and the other two have just complete Year Nine

Biz step up to feed frontline staff

Local paramedics will be able to get free coffee and snacks at selected local cafes, as part of a major community effort to support frontline health workers during the ongoing and increasing COVID-19 outbreak.

COVID-19 update: restrictions extended by a month

The State's COVID-19 restrictions have been extended for a month, as another 29 people with the virus passed away.

COVID update for January 24

Dr Kerry Chant spoke to the media this morning with a COVID update saying that in terms of our hospitals, we've currently got 2,816 People in hospital including 196 People in ICU, of whom 69 are ventilated.

Eva Ramsey says she will be her own woman on Ballina Council

One of Ballina's new councillors in B Ward is independent Eva Ramsey, who was elected as part of Sharon Cadwallader's team and is joining council for the first time. So why now, and what does she stand for?

Stories about "Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse":

Childhood sexual assault: healing at Heartfelt house

Moving forward from childhood sexual abuse and creating a positive life is a challenge – supporting people to achieve this is the purpose of Heartfelt House in Wollongbar near Lismore.

Celibacy to blame for priests’ perversions

Darrell Mcdowall, Byron Bay. Cardinal Pell has given evidence at last. The churches, however, like countries, are often deemed more important than the truth. The immoral reasoning that is used for this action is that the whole, or the many, is more important than the individual and therefore the individual may be sacrificed, along with truth.

Cardinal Pell denies bribing victim of pedophile priest

Cardinal George Pell has moved to 'correct the record' after being accused at the sex abuse royal commission of bribing a victim of pedophile priest Gerald Ridsdale to keep quiet.

Child abuse inquiry needs more time

The child sex abuse royal commission says it will need to extend its final reporting date by two years to December 2017 to finish its job.

Salvos sorry for abuse ‘greatest failure’

The Salvation Army says abuse at its boys' homes in the 1960s and 1970s are the darkest period in its history in Australia.

Lucas defends abuse actions to inquiry

Senior Catholic official Brian Lucas has told a royal commission he has a problem with being accused of covering up sex abuse by clergy.

Abuse royal commission probes the Vatican

The child sex abuse royal commission has asked the Vatican to produce all documents relating to abuse complaints against its priests in Australia.

Anglican abuse register ‘dysfunctional’

More than 50 files relating to abuse complaints against Anglican church staff in the Grafton Diocese have yet to be added to a central register which is still not fully operational five years after it was set up.

Church to audit child sex abuse settlement

Keith Slater, the former Bishop of Grafton, says he is totally humiliated for personally falling 'very short' in dealing with the victims of sex abuse, including dozens of former North Coast Children's Home residents.

One man’s journey to seek justice from the Catholic Church

It would seem that $55,000 is the amount a child should expect to be paid after a teacher repeatedly plays with his penis

Lennox Head forge ahead across four grades in local cricket

Local cricket is approaching the midway point of the 2021–22 season and sees Lennox Head playing strongly across all four senior grades.

Sunrise paddler with Rainbow Dragons offers new era for seasoned campaigner

Former long-distance paddling champion Brooke Harris has found new sporting life with the Rainbow Dragons and likes to take advantage of the new 6am Sunrise session in Ballina.

Far North Coast Comedy

Lots of comedy to laugh out loud at

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 26 January, 2022

There's still loads of stuff on in the Byron Shire and beyond