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‘Hollywood’ drug squads over the top

I guess we have to thank Hollywood for the enduring myth that a black-clad squad of elite 'blokes', preferably with cool helicopters, from the capital are needed to crack down on really serious crime in hick parts of the country like Mullumbimby.

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Interview with Michael Balson, creator of Ocean to Sky

Local filmmaker helps tell the story of Edmund Hillary’s last adventure, in the film, Ocean to Sky

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: There is no place like home… actually there are no places

Local low income residents in Byron Bay are the human koalas of our Shire. They too have lost much of their habitat. We need affordable housing now, not in three years, or five years, or ten. Now.

Historical Museum shows off its knickers

There is plenty to find out about our ancestors’ ‘intimate apparel’ while you visit the museum and its monthly market, which will be taking place on Saturday.

The value of kindness taught at Wilsons Creek school

Wilsons Creek Public School has joined the Kindness On Purpose movement, which aims to teach children and teenagers how to be kind to themselves and kind to others.

Archibald has knock-on effect in Murwillumbah

The Tweed Regional Gallery is hosting the Archibald Prize and local business people say the event is giving the town of Murwillumbah a significant economic boost.

Craig Kelly quits Liberal Party

Federal Member for Hughes Craig Kelly has resigned from the Liberal Party, technically throwing Scott Morrison's government into minority as it grapples with scandals from within and without.

Stories about "tax reform":

Thus Spake Mungo: Don’t mention tax reform

So the great national conversation on tax reform has begun, and, it would appear, ended. An executive summary: G’day. Let’s have conversation about tax. What do you think about a few reforms to the GST? Piss off, hairy legs.

Work harder, longer to pay for the rich

Michael Trevaskis, Alstonville. What a complete farce it is that the Liberal government is calling for people to work till a greater age so they can save some money. Perhaps it wouldn't so farcical if what they did corresponded to what they said.

Thus Spake Mungo: Let’s talk about tax, maybe

It was inevitable, and entirely justifiable, that Tony Abbott’s plea for a mature debate about tax reform would be treated with derision.

Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

Family Court scrapped

Despite overwhelming opposition from Australia’s family law specialists and advocates, the federal Liberal-Nationals government and cross benchers scrapped the Family Law Court and subsumed it into the circuit courts last week.

Cavanbah centre gets a taste of 3×3 basketball

The Byron Beez basketball team in collaboration with the U League hosted a 3x3 tournament at the Cavanbah centre at the end of January that attracted 30 teams.

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault acquitted

Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.