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West Byron flooding

All east coast communities are now daily regularly warned by the ABC radio/TV, by the Bureau of Meteorology, to...

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Sue Higginson introduces bill to ban fossil fuel ads

Greens NSW Upper House MP Sue Higginson has today given notice of a bill set to ban fossil fuel advertising in New South Wales.

Odd row of lights

Just following up the letter from Sarah Smith in the August 31 issue. It was a Starlink satellite train....

Drop-in info sessions tomorrow re Ballina temporary housing

Anyone with questions about the second state government temporary housing village for flood and landslide survivors in the Ballina Shire can attend a drop-in information session on Wednesday.

Connecting with the tribe

Spring Wiggle – Equinox Tribe Connect is on this Friday and Saturday at the Durrumbul Hall. A top-shelf Crystal Grid production, the Spring...

Who’s a good dog?

Guide Dogs Australia has today revealed the best performing fundraising collection dogs, with Coles Mackay in Queensland taking out the honour of having the top fundraising coin Collection Dog in the country. Liverpool won the NSW category.

Will degrowth be forced upon us?

For decades, we have been engaged in the old cold war battle between capitalism and communism.

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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.

Odd row of lights

Just following up the letter from Sarah Smith in the August 31 issue. It was a Starlink satellite train. My webcam captured the scene. Michael...

Trampling of the graves of the murdered: reply to Will Liley

As I read Will Liley’s response to my article in dedication to my late uncle, I recalled the poem in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s novel Clandestine in Chile:

Murwillumbah mega-school merger public meeting on Monday

Opposition to the merger of the four Murwillumbah Schools, which includes two primary and two high schools, remains strong. Monday will see Leader of the NSW opposition MP Chris Minns and local MP Janelle Saffin joining concerned parents, students and community members at a town hall meeting in Murwillumbah on Monday at 5.30pm.

Byron Council looking at rain damage

Byron Shire Council says they have staff out and about across the Shire today assessing damage from the rain.