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A quiet day in Bruns after arrests and lock-ons

Though no machinery arrived at Wallum this morning, contractors and police were on the development site at Brunswick Heads as well as dozens of Save Wallum protesters. 

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Wallum urban development back in court

The company behind the Wallum housing development in Brunswick Heads is once again taking Byron Council to court, this time for allegedly holding up its planned earthworks at the site in an unlawful manner.

A quiet day in Bruns after arrests and lock-ons

Though no machinery arrived at Wallum this morning, contractors and police were on the development site at Brunswick Heads as well as dozens of Save Wallum protesters. 

Northern Rivers rugby league underway for 2024

Senior rugby league got off to a good start for the 2024 season with Byron Bay, Ballina and Mullumbimby teams picking up competition points.

School holidays at the market

Victoria Cosford School holidays shouldn’t only be holidays for children. Parents too are entitled to a break in routine, the...

All those macas and the Festival of Love

This season’s organic nuts have not been harvested so it is a harvest festival where festivalgoers can pick five kilos free as part of their festival entrance fee which is payable in the new paper money being launched at the Off-Grid Macadamia Festival of Love, to be held at Macas Camping Ground where The Elders of Gaia will be discussing how to get back the many freedoms recently lost and get sanity into local, national and global management.

Musicians and MLC support the save Wallum fight

As the drama unfolded between police and protesters at the Wallum Development in Brunswick Heads yesterday, people were drawn to the site by the red alerts sent out by the Save Wallum organisers.

An obstetrician who once worked at Lismore Base Hospital returned to face some of his accusers at a NSW Medical Tribunal yesterday.

Dr Roman Hasil practised at Lismore from 2001 to 2005 despite the fact that he had been the subject of a damning inquiry in New Zealand.

Dr Hasil was suspended from practising in NSW in 2008 after reports in local newspapers, including that he botched surgery, was verbally and physically abusive to women in his care and operated while drunk.

Yesterday the Health Care Complaints Commission alleged a range of malpractices including not wearing gloves, rough handling, inadequate notes and incorrect drug procedure.

The tribunal also heard that he was registered with the NSW Medical Board despite warnings from its Tasmanian counterpart, and that he had failed College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists’ assessments four times.

Yesterday’s hearing heard that despite all the publicity against him, Dr Hasil was only deregistered in 2009 after he failed to pay his fees.


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Wallum urban development back in court

The company behind the Wallum housing development in Brunswick Heads is once again taking Byron Council to court, this time for allegedly holding up its planned earthworks at the site in an unlawful manner.

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Musicians and MLC support the save Wallum fight

As the drama unfolded between police and protesters at the Wallum Development in Brunswick Heads yesterday, people were drawn to the site by the red alerts sent out by the Save Wallum organisers.