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Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

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Random Mullumbimby breath test leads police to cannabis and ketamine

Police say that a random breath test in Mullumbimby has led to the seizure of cannabis and ketamine.

Constitutional referendum/poll for LG elections for Byron Shire?

Is the wards fight back again? Byron Shire Council staff have advised, in the upcoming agenda, that ‘Council may conduct a Constitutional referendum or poll in conjunction with the Local Government Election, to be held in September 2021’.

Coal scuttle

Alan Veacock, Cumbalum After some serious arm-twisting from the rest of the sane world, led by Joe Biden, the ‘marketing...

‘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.

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.

Byron’s new road: the good and not so

After more than 30 years of talk, debate, disagreements, tears and political gridlock, Byron Bay has a new road to divert traffic from the CBD to the southern end of town.

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US Capitol under siege as Democrats win Georgia

Two American cities are in turmoil, with large numbers of pro-Trump protesters invading the Capitol building earlier today in Washington, and also gathering at the Atlanta Capitol in Georgia.

Bail rejected for Julian Assange

Australian citizen Julian Assange will remain in Belmarsh Prison for now, with District Judge Vanessa Baraitser rejecting his bail application overnight in London.

They stab it with their steely knives but they just can’t kill the beast

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have won the US Presidential election by over six million votes. Unlike preceding Democratic vote winners Al Gore and Hillary Clinton, they also won the Electoral College vote.

Trump as cornered feral cat, mayhem looms

America’s presidential election is just 15 weeks away… Today, the Dis-united States of America – aka world’s ‘richest’ country – has nearly four million cases of COVID-19, and over 150,000 deaths attributed to the virus.

Editorial: What 4 Corners missed about Julian Assange

On Monday night, ABC’s 4 Corners did a Julian Assange update. Herewith my four takeaways:

Two narcissists hurling insults across the north Pacific

Michael Balson, Upper Wilsons Creek As if North Korea will launch a pre-emptive nuclear missile strike against the USA. As if we should all be...

What makes Americans think they’re so exceptional?

Australia and America are both destinations for people of the world hoping to start a new life, free and full of possibilities. Both have populations rich in multiple ethnicities and backgrounds. But what do you do if the economy fails to deliver prosperity?

Where is the US on the refugee crisis?

George Lewin, Montecollum. At last the Abbott government has shown it does not have two 'tin ears' when it comes to the huge mood swing in Australia since the recent publication of the heart-rending photos of the drowned Turkish toddler.

Bangalow blackspot puts school children at risk

Will action ever be taken to protect school kids getting on and off the bus on Lismore Road, Bangalow as trucks fly by at 80km/h?

Lifting the lid on plans to build a retirement village in Ewingsdale

The letter sent to the residents of Ewingsdale last year by holiday park owner Ingenia seemed fairly innocuous at first glance...

Byron’s new road: the good and not so

After more than 30 years of talk, debate, disagreements, tears and political gridlock, Byron Bay has a new road to divert traffic from the CBD to the southern end of town.

Interview with Janet Swain

Janet Swain is 14. She’s in love with the tragic and brilliant cellist Jacquleine DuPré. But one day her mother arrives home with a bassoon.