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Two Byron councillors from different political parties have accused the Greens of being divisive with Australia Day… while also being divisive themselves.
Both the meaning of Australia Day and the date that it is celebrated on each year were once again brought into question last Friday, January 26, when people took to the streets in ‘change the date’ marches around the country as well as celebrating it as Survival Day.
Byron shire mayor Simon Richardson got down and dirty with the Arakwal Bundjalung Bunyarra dancers at Apex Park for Survival Day on Tuesday, 26 January, to mark the continued survival of aboriginal and islander culture in the face of the dispossession and genocide against first peoples in Australia.
Byron Shire has lost another of its colourful characters, the irrepressible Richard Moloney, who died suddenly but peacefully in his home at the end of January.
Attempts by flood-affected homeowners to retrofit their homes with flood-resilient materials are being cruelled by insurance companies and builders, a local resident says.