News from around the web – March 17 2017

Some of the stories from around the web. Remember, if you have anything you think our readers might find interesting, send it in.

Media outlets banned from anti-vax advocate’s appearance
SOME media outlets have been banned from accessing the Byron Shire event by controversial American anti-vaccination and ‘superfoods’ advocate David ‘Avocado’ Wolfe.
https://www.northernstar.com.au/news/media-outlets-banned-from-anti-vax-advocates-appea/3155619/

Two day hearing for shark deterrent inquiry
A two day hearing in the Senate inquiry into shark attack deterrent measures has started in Sydney with representatives from Surf Life Saving NSW addressing Senate committee members.
https://www.northernstar.com.au/news/two-day-hearing-for-shark-deterrent-inquiry/3155716/

Drivers rescued in Lismore after driving through floodwaters
Three people had to be rescued by State Emergency Service crews overnight after attempting to drive through floodwaters
http://www.echo.net.au/2017/03/three-rescued-lismore-driving-floodwaters/

Ballina could soon have its own ‘multi-day festival’
ORGANISERS of a signature Ballina festival are a step closer to realising their dream of creating a nationally recognised, flagship festival on the coast.
https://www.ballinaadvocate.com.au/news/ballina-could-soon-have-its-own-multi-day-festival/3151260/

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