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Kevin Hogan returns for Page

Though the coalition government he represents is now in opposition, National Party candidate for Page, Kevin Hogan, has been returned to his seat and yesterday he released a statement to all media.

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Bittersweet announcement about koalas

Bitter in its necessity and sweet in the action it might prompt, it has been announced today that koalas have been listed as Endangered under the Biodiversity Conservation Act. 

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.

First residents move in to Wollongbar housing pods

The first residents displaced by the flooding disaster have now received the keys to their temporary housing pods at Wollongbar, Ballina Council says.

Coalition policy

It should be obvious to everyone by now that the Coalition’s insistence that ‘technology’ will drag us across the...

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.

New hinterland whiskey

Winding Road Distillery is based in Tintenbar, and early next week they are due to release their first single...

Lismore-born Rhoda Roberts has been appointed Sydney Opera House’s first head of Indigenous programming.

Announcing the appointment yesterday, arts minister George Souris said, ‘It is fitting that the Opera House – located significantly at Bennelong Point, named after an elder of the Eora people – will be a hub for the development of new, exciting and breakthrough Indigenous arts content.’

Ms Roberts said yesterday the appointment was ‘an absolute honour’.

The proud Bundjalung woman has been a longtime advocate of Indigenous theatre and dance. She was a co-founding member of Australia’s first national Aboriginal theatre company, the Aboriginal National Theatre Trust, and also founded the International Dreaming Festival and was its artistic director between 1995 and 2009.

As part of the role she will oversee an expanded and revitalised Message Sticks Festival at the Opera House and will also establish partnerships with other NSW cultural institutions and other major performing arts companies as well as liaising with an Indigenous advisory group.


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