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Mud benda rant

Regarding last week’s Splendour Festival and all the ‘haters’ out there. I took along a few seriously fun-deprived teenage...

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Car park housing

In recent weeks the idea by Council to develop the existing car park in Station Street has dropped out...

Bullet Train

A former and unlucky assassin codenamed ‘Ladybug’ is determined to do his job peacefully after one too many gigs...

Flood on Prince Street

It seems that the strongest impediment to the Prince Street temporary housing is the addition of fill to the...

Flat Earth Byron councillors

In face of the facts, an approval of the development application (DA) for a basement car park in Brunswick...

Powerhouse six

Bearfoot is a powerhouse sextet that knows how to dig in and get a crowd bouncing, then brings them...

Pedal power celebrated at Murwillumbah film night

Those with an interest in films and cycling will be in heaven this Thursday night (August 11) when the Regent Cinema in Murwillumbah hosts the Big Bike Film Night.

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Teacher shortage sparks campaign

Overseas and interstate STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) teachers will be the target of a new campaign to boost teacher numbers in NSW public schools.

Murwillumbah TAFE offers new course to meet pharmacy skills shortage

Murwillumbah TAFE has introduced a new course to meet the growing demand for local pharmacy services brought about by COVID-19.

Government offer free courses to upskill

An additional 3,000 training places are now on offer to upskill at home during lockdown, says NSW Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education, Geoff Lee.

Shopfront TAFE to replace real teaching?

Closing TAFE campuses, selling off the land and replacing them with shopfront support centres is the Liberal-National state government backdoor way of cutting services to rural and young people according to Dawn Walker, NSW Greens TAFE spokesperson.

Sparks fly at Wollongbar TAFE

The sparks were flying, and building, and discovering and creating this week at Wollongbar as the TAFE hosted it's annual Bright Sparks program.

Community colleges: funding and role

Further to last week’s comment piece on the government’s attitude towards funding public education providers such as TAFE, Byron Community College director Richard Vinycomb...

Labor leaders call to halt Murwillumbah TAFE sell off

State Labor leaders visited the Murwillumbah TAFE site yesterday calling on the National Party's Lismore MP Thomas George to stop his government selling it off.

Nationals blamed for TAFE closures on north coast

Richmond MP Justine Elliot slammed north coast National Party MPs in federal parliament yesterday for the coalition's controversial plan to sell off TAFE campuses at Murwillumbah and Ballina.

TAFE being cut to the bone by Feds: Greens

North Coast TAFE campuses are suffering a downturn in enrolments and the closure of courses as a result of Federal Government funding policies, according to the NSW Greens.

Greens rally on north coast to secure funding for TAFE

A campaign against controversial funding cuts to TAFE colleges will be launched throughout the north coast tomorrow (Tuesday).

Autocracy or democracy for Byron Shire?

The New Yorker Magazine recently wrote a quote from Mr Rupert Murdoch ‘The truth is authoritarian governments do work!’ Hold that thought. It has been...

Criminalising protest

In another Sstate government descent into criminalising protest, to protect their own government’s sabotage of a liveable planet, last Thursday new laws were passed...

Mullum pods

First, Hans Lovejoy’s article ‘emergency wedged’ was educational, factual and provided valuable information to the community. Michele Grant’s letter (27 July) was emotive overgeneralisations...

Flood residents get $650 from Lismore Council

Lismore City Mayor Steve Krieg today announced that 1,558 residents will receive a grant of $650 from the Lismore Flood Appeal.