We’d like to welcome you to INQ, Crikey’s ambitious new inquiry journalism initiative. Starting June 24, INQ investigative reporting — lifting the rocks, connecting the dots, following the money trail and exposing misuse of power — will appear regularly in Crikey.
We look forward to sharing this exciting new phase with you.
Tamsin Creed, Publisher
Welcome to For Your Information. Today, Helen throws a shaka at Byron Bay.
If you thought being an author on the panel of the Byron Bay Writers Festival was a glam affair, Tony Martin will prove you wrong. There's little signing of autographs or selling books, but lots of jealously for Bret Easton Ellis' popularity.
Coastal erosion happens constantly and has many causes. Spits and points grow too and bays and inlets shallow or disappear completely. Climate change isn't completely to blame, writes Crikey naturalist Lionel Elmore.
We should all be thankful that the Greens council which makes the decisions at Byron Shire isn't in charge of Venice, writes Ian Evans.
Believe it or not, there is sometimes very strong scientific evidence to support the use of herbal remedies. Ray Moynihan and Miranda Burne report on a recent conference in Byron Bay that mixes herbs with humour.