In Christian Petzold’s superbly deft drama, a fugitive steals someone else’s identity with deeply disturbing results By Peter Bradshaw Christian Petzold is the film-maker renowned as a modern master of suspense and a poet of Germany’s divided self. Of his recent work, I loved his Stasi thriller Barbara (2012) but […]
The diseases most people die of have been attributed to unhealthy lifestyles. But evidence now suggests bacteria are to blame, heralding a revolution in medicine By Debora MacKenzie FOR decades, health experts have been lecturing us about our bad habits, blaming them for the surge in “lifestyle diseases”. These often […]
The Clarence Correctional Centre at Lavadia south of Grafton is expected to house its first inmates by mid 2020. The Minister for Corrective Services, Anthony Roberts toured the $700 million jail precinct’s recently completed minimum security wing for male inmates yesterday. The prison, a public-private partnership (PPP) is due to […]
In a decision handed down two days ago in the NSW Land and Environment Court the Coffs Harbour City Council was ordered to pay costs of almost $4.5million to Noubia Pty Ltd. The case of Noubia Pty Ltd v Coffs Harbour City Council (CHCC) related to the Lakes Estate area […]
Despite the prime minister’s pledge, there are plenty of challenges facing the country’s waste recovery efforts By Sarah Martin In 2016-17 Australia generated an estimated 67m tonnes of waste, almost 2,700kg for each person. Only 12% of plastic waste is recycled. Photograph: Carly Earl/The Guardian Scott Morrison has vowed to […]
Migrants make an incredible contribution to Australia. By the AAP. In fact, there are more than seven million migrants living in Australia helping to stimulate growth, create more jobs and slow the ageing of the Australian population. Every town and suburb in Australia has their own migrant success stories. Many […]
Bellingen Council puts forward motions on biodiversity, climate change and waste management for LGA conference.
The main policy-making and priority-setting event for the local government sector, the annual Local Government NSW conference, is being held mid-October in Sydney, and Bellingen Shire Council has decided to put motions forward on biodiversity, dealing with climate change and managing waste. Crs Dominic King, Steve Klipin, Jennie Fenton, Toni […]
The above is a Facebook post by Chris Hines – posted the morning of Wednesday 14 August 2019.
The expectation, based on the past, that we should get richer and richer may have reached its use-by date By Paddy Manning Wages are stagnant. Wealth is falling. House prices are down. Consumers aren’t spending. Businesses aren’t investing. Interest rates are at record lows and may be heading for zero. […]
For many people the proposed Civic and Cultural Space has become a very emotive topic. By Ann Leonard For some we are at a point of seeing a long held dream of a standalone Multipurpose Cultural Precinct being overshadowed by a grand new council administration building. For others, those employed […]