Byron Bay mulls midnight call for Last Drinks

By Julian Bajkowski The iconic New South Wales surfing mecca of Byron Bay has become the latest front in a growing push by community advocates and emergency services workers to cut after-midnight liquor trading hours to reduce incidents of alcohol fuelled violence that are giving the coastal town a bad name. A weekend community forum […]

Emergency workers call Last Drinks

Doctors, nurses, paramedics and police officers have formed a potent alliance to push for regulatory changes to liquor laws to reduce harm and improve public safety. This is their argument. Every week, emergency service workers see innocent lives shattered at the hands of alcohol-fuelled violence. Every week another family somewhere in the country learns first-hand […]

A Splendour tale of two councils

By Lilia Guan   Earlier this week, the Mayor of Moreton Bay, Regional Council Mayor, Allan Sutherland launched an online petition to have, the music festival, Splendour in the Grass relocated to Woodfordia at Woodford, Queensland permanently.   Traditionally the music festival had been held in Byron Bay, New South Wales.   Mayor Sutherland said […]


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