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Tripling water harvesting will leave local communities dry

The NSW government was looking to do catchment by catchment analysis to determine the risk to local water supply and rivers from the new rules on water harvesting rights.

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Gameau’s Regenerating Australia screens May 20

Regenerating Australia, by Damon Gameau, is a short film that looks back at the next ten years from the eve of 2029 and recounts all of the actions we have taken on climate change and ecological degradation.

SCU to house temporary accommodation for flood-affected residents

Temporary homes will be located at Southern Cross University (SCU) Lismore Campus as part of the NSW government's program to provide 800 temporary housing options for flood-affected people.

Implement reforms

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Cost of living and taxes

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Busy time for Ballina Region for Refugees

BR4R has not let the floods and COVID slow things down, with lots of recent happenings and more planned for the future.

Tripling water harvesting will leave local communities dry

The NSW government was looking to do catchment by catchment analysis to determine the risk to local water supply and rivers from the new rules on water harvesting rights.

As media moguls and mining magnates jostle for potential control of Australian media, the time is ripe for people in regional areas to acknowledge the significant role played by our national broadcasters: ABC and SBS.

It is increasingly important for the public to have access to independent media outlets, untainted by commercial imperatives. Together, the ABC and SBS provide a thorough analysis of national and local issues, an Australian perspective on world events, access to foreign-language news and films, high-quality Australian drama and support for local performers, filmmakers and writers. They actively reflect the cultural diversity of our nation.

Without SBS and the ABC there would be little reporting of sports such as soccer, cycling or any forms of women’s sport; there would be little discussion of religion or ethics; little reporting of scientific or rural issues; and limited access to classical music. The vast network of ABC regional stations provides vital information in times of national disaster.

For those who agree with these sentiments, there is a seminar at Bangalow A&I Hall starting at 2pm on Saturday 18 February, where a range of people from the Northern Rivers will express their support for the national broadcasters in the presence of two federal members (Janelle Saffin, MP for Page and Justine Elliot, MP for Richmond). Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Neville Jennings, Kingscliff (President, Northern Rivers Friends of the ABC)


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SCU to house temporary accommodation for flood-affected residents

Temporary homes will be located at Southern Cross University (SCU) Lismore Campus as part of the NSW government's program to provide 800 temporary housing options for flood-affected people.

Secret agreements and done deals

Government and Byron Council refuse to explain details around temporary accommodation plans

Sue Higginson MLC: a woman on a mission

Local mother, grandmother, partner, activist, farmer, and lawyer, Sue Higginson, can now add NSW MLC Senator to her list of hyphenates.

One Nation ‘ghost’ haunting Richmond

Less than a week out from the election, mystery surrounds the One Nation candidate and her connection to the electorate.