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Comment – National Party encumbrance a problem for Liberals in NSW too

There is no shortage of NSW Liberal MPs out in the media warning they could be next to fall in the push from independent candidates that saw a massive shake up of politics in Australia last weekend. 

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The floods are leaving people homeless and families split

There was a housing crisis on the Northern Rivers, then we had the floods of 2022 and the issue has left increasing numbers of people homeless and struggling to find alternative accommodation.

Richmond candidates 2022: Informed Medical Options Party candidate Monica Shepherd

Monica Shepherd is an organic naturopath based in Ocean Shores. She is running as a candidate for the Informed Medical Options Party in the federal seat of Richmond.

Assange – election

As we think about where to put our mark on the ballot paper in this election, spare some time...

Storylines – Stop the rot and take action

Having spent a long time reflecting on the last 13 weeks since the floods devastated our region, many important issues have come to my attention – loss of homes, possessions, safety, schools suspended from flooding, chaos, death, loss of animals, extreme anxiety and desperation, and so much more.

Lismore community

First let me say how incredibly proud, inspired and supported I feel as part of the Lismore and Northern...

COVID-19 update for the NNSWLHD – May 23

The Northern NSW Local Health District reports that to 4pm yesterday, Sunday May 22, there were 40 COVID-19 positive patients in hospital in Northern NSW, with one of these in ICU.

If A French Butler Called Smith had to sum up their mission statement in one word it would be dance and they’re willing to use any weapon in their artillery of musical genres to get their audiences doing it. Whether its funk, Latin, Gypsy or anything in between make no mistake – you will be on your feet.

These five gentlemen having been gallivanting across the country strutting their unique and infectious sounds to ever-growing audiences, fast gaining a reputation for the best entertainment you can have with your clothes on. Make no mistake,  A French Butler called Smith is a force to be reckoned with and if you’re yet to experience it you better hurry up and get on board for some exhilarating and captivating sounds you won’t find anywhere else!

After blowing audiences away with their explosive performances around the country in 2011 – including Bluesfest, Splendour in the Grass, Queenscliff Music Festival, Caloundra Music Festival and a 30 date national tour – the Butlers ventured into Lovestreet Studios to evolve their unmistakably unique sound into another dimension with a new EP ‘Eating Crow’ to be released early 2012.

With incredible new flavours and the electric energy their live set has become known for, they are ready to take the country and the world by storm – you have been warned. See the Butler at the Currumbin SoundLounge on Friday.


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Up to five times the average rainfall during 2022 in some areas says BOM

The formal record of the extreme rainfall and flooding was released today by the Bureau of Meteorology with some areas of south-east Queensland and north-east New South Wales having five times their monthly average of rain. 

Recognising 50 years of police service

When John 'Jack' Keough moved to Byron Bay police station in 1982 there was still a station sheep that kept the grass down and goats still roamed Cape Byron. Sargent Keough began his career in policing in 1972 when he walked into the Redfern Academy to join the police force. 

The postal vote that never arrived

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Vale big Jez, Mullum troubadour

The Mullumbimby community lost one of the founding fathers of its counter culture last Thursday, when Graham Chambers, better known as Jerry De Munga, passed away at his home with the love and care of wife Chrissy, family and close friends.