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Cinema: Despicable Me 4

With the school holidays fast approaching it’s time to rev up the kids to see the ever-lovable Minions in the first Despicable Me movie in seven years.

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Assange appeal

Yet another year has passed and Wednesday, 3 July is Julian Assange’s 53rd birthday. It will be the sixth birthday...

Vale musician, Ian Walsh

Local muso, Ian Walsh, passed away peacefully at home recently with his long-time partner, Faye, and loyal dog, Louie, by his side.

Big round of local rugby this weekend as top teams get to flex their muscle

There was another round of big wins for the top teams in the Far North Coast Rugby Union first grade last Saturday, but this weekend’s clash between the Byron Shire Rebels (BSR) and Wollongbar Alstonville Rugby (WAR) could see either team suffer their first loss of the season.

$6.8 million Tweed pound contract awarded

The Tweed Shire Council has awarded a $6.8 million contract for design and construction of a new state-of-the-art animal pound and rehoming centre.

Bruns garden for community under threat

Bruns local Toni Storer thought one way to help her neighbours and other locals to survive the economic downturn was to stop mowing and weeding the Council strip at the front of her house and to pop in a veggie garden.

Do gin and art mix?

  If you’re an artist, and want to win $5,000 for having your art and your name featured on a...

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Justine Elliot responds to tax cut announcement

Richmond Labor MP Justine Elliot said that the Albanese Labor Government is delivering a tax cut for every taxpayer on the North Coast starting on 1 July 2024.

Plastic packaging waste tax could raise billions

New research from the Australia Institute shows a European Union-style tax on plastic packaging could raise nearly $1.5 billion each year. The analysis finds the federal government could raise $1,300 per tonne of 'virgin' or un-recycled plastic through a levy on businesses that import or manufacture plastic packaging.

Corporate welfare gone mad? $10.3 billion to prop up fossil fuels

According to new research from the Australia Institute, fossil fuel subsidies cost Australians a staggering $10.3 billion in financial year 2020-21, with one Commonwealth tax break alone exceeding the $7.82 billion spent on the Australian Army.

Unconventional gas bad news for business and jobs

A new report by The Australia Institute shows that local businesses in unconventional gas regions in Queensland believe that gas development led to deterioration in their finances, local infrastructure, social connections and labor force skills.

Will Julie Bishop be remembered as Australia’s stingiest foreign minister?

Australia is one of the richest nations in the world, at arguably the richest point in our history. Yet our commitment to foreign aid is declining. The Coalition government plans to cut aid funding by $1.4 billion per year or 33 per cent by 2017-18.

A very inconvenient report on RET

Richard Denniss Economics and politics don’t really have much in common. While it is the job of politicians to decide what is fair and what is...

Fossil fuel subsidies could have ‘revitalised regions’

Revelations yesterday that the NSW government spent close to $1 billion on supporting the coal, gas and oil industries were not lost on Lock the Tweed’s Michael McNamara.

Do gin and art mix?

  If you’re an artist, and want to win $5,000 for having your art and your name featured on a limited-edition bottle of gin, plus...

The masters of ‘zero to hero’

The masters of ‘zero to hero’ pub rock, The Tenants, are bringing their live show and Aussie humour to Mullum’s Courthouse Hotel for one night only on Thursday, July 4.

Gin with a slice of rainforest

Cape Byron Distillery, the B-Corp certified distillery from Byron Bay has released a gin flavoured with rainforest botanicals carefully selected by the five winning...

Dirty Three with Eleanor Jawurlngali

New expanses to create. New music to share. The legendary trio Dirty Three are coming to The Green Room, Byron.