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A message for Yamba's funky hair studio Paul

October 18, 2014 - 22:40 -- Admin

Although it's  been quite a while between drinks at the table of knowledge at the local watering hole a quorum of members was in attendance today and, boy-oh-boy, it was a not-to-be-missed occasion.Just one item was raised in general business and, golly gee, it was white-hot.Long-time Yamba resident Cliff, who's been in town since the year dot, told the gathering he and his missus were absolutely blown away when they heard a local hair dresser was seeking to employ a backpacker at a local cut

Why is the NSW Baird Government removing surgical facilities from the new $80 million Byron Central Hospital?

October 17, 2014 - 00:16 -- Admin

In September 2014 it was reported that the early works contract for the new $80 million Byron Central Hospital had been awarded and, that main works construction on the greenfields site was to begin in 2015.On 16 October 2014 the Echo Netdaily reported on the possible privatisation of surgic

NSW Deputy Premier and leader of the NSW Nationals Andrew Stoner walking away from Parliament in 2015

October 16, 2014 - 04:11 -- Admin

Although an increasingly irrelevant rump to the Liberal Party, it is still worth noting a change of Nationals leadership at state level in New South Wales.The Land 15 October 2014: NSW Deputy Premier and leader of the NSW Nationals Andrew Stoner is to retire from politics at the 2015 state election.Hospitality Minister Troy Grant, the member for Dubbo, is the leading candi

Turning state school students into good little Christians in Abbott's Australia

October 16, 2014 - 00:15 -- Admin

Not content with circumventing a High Court of Australia ruling and forcing exclusively religion-based counsellors into the secular state school system, now Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his merry band of mindless ideologues are intent on revising the national education curriculum to place more emphasis on morals, values and spiritualit

The very infantile Tony Abbott......

October 15, 2014 - 00:16 -- Admin

Excerpt from doorstop interview by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on 13 October 2014, in which he foolishly declares he will be physically aggressive during the G20 Conference:I’m going to shirt-front* Mr Putin – you bet I am……I think that there’ll be a lot of tough conversations with Russia and I suspect that the conversation that I have with Mr Putin will be the toughest conversation of all…This y