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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.

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Temporary Protection Visas

As part of their pre-election strategy, Ballina Region for Refugees (BR4R) has been working to raise awareness of the...

Creating homelessness

Having lived for 80 years on Argyle Street with a history of family living from number 1 to number...

Election 2022

As we edge closer to the federal election, Australia, like most advanced middle-ranking economies is facing some headwind challenges...

Wallaby death SGB

To the family that allowed their large black dog to repeatedly attack and maul the beautiful wallaby on South...

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.

2022 Community Building Partnership Program

Lismore MP Janelle Saffin is encouraging local not-for-profit groups and councils to apply for their share of $400,000 in grants under the 2022 Community Building Partnership Program.

She may not have captured his trademark mismatched socks but to those who knew late Bangalow identity Michael Malloy, local artist Hilary Herman has undoubtedly captured his spirit.

The portrait of Michael, who died from cancer last year, is one of 55 finalist artworks chosen from 118 entries in this year’s Northern Rivers Portrait Prize.

The ‘Archibalds of the north coast’ will soon be on exhibition at the Lismore Regional Gallery.

The exhibition will be opened on 24 March at 6pm by local member Thomas George. Entries will be judged and announced on the night by former Archibald winner Del Kathryn Barton.

The main prize is $10,000 (acquisitive) and there is also a people’s choice ($500) where gallery-goers can vote for their favourite work.

It runs from 24 March to 6 May, Tues to Fri from 10am to 4pm, Thurs from 10am to 6pm, Sat and Sun 10am to 2pm.


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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.

Review of community response called for as challenges recognised

Local community members stepped forward to help coordinate and respond to the disaster; from people getting into boats and kayaks recusing strangers in Lismore to coordinating local response hubs in the hinterland and local towns. But it wasn't all a bed of roses.

$17m in funds for work on crown lands in NSW

If you are involved in managing crown reserve land and facilities then now is the time to get that application in for a share of the $17 million that is available fro the 2022-3 funding round.