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March 8, 2021

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Children approached by stranger in Murwillumbah

Police say a Queensland man has been charged following two alleged child approaches in Murwillumbah today.

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Police exchange gun fire at Dunoon – man arrested

At a media conference outside the Lismore police station this morning, Acting Superintendent Susan Johnston, Commander, Richmond Police Area Command, said that a man has been charged over an incident at Dunoon last night.

Soli becalmed in NSW Pro surf series

Local surfer Soli Bailey has finished in second place at the Mad Mex Maroubra Pro World Surf League Qualifying Series event held at Sydney’s Maroubra beach last weekend.

Parking permits

Liz Levy, Suffolk Park Why has Byron Shire Council decided to impose a layer of digital tyranny for residents wishing to...

Nurses call for an improved aged care sector

A ‘walk with nurses’ was held in Mullum last Friday, and aimed to highlight the concern aged care nurses have around fee structures, safety issues and staff training in order to properly care for our elderly.

Ballina Shire Council meeting wrap-up

The last Ballina meeting was another bruising encounter for some councillors, though there were several unanimous decisions too.

Not quite ‘too late’

Desmond Bellamy, PETA Australia Sir David Attenborough, the world’s most famous naturalist, has just addressed the United Nations Security Council to...

Recent tumultuous changes in the Australian media landscape have left Australians wondering about their future access to quality journalism and the influence of mining and media moguls on editorial policy. Journalists themselves are concerned about their future prospects. Such events make it increasingly important that we have an independent media organisation such as our national broadcaster staffed by quality journalists. Prominent amongst those ranks is veteran ABC identity Kerry O’Brien, who will address the Northern Rivers Friends of the ABC at Bangalow A&I Hall on Saturday 30 June from 2pm. Kerry will draw upon his broad experience as a journalist with the ABC to comment on past and present reportage of current affairs. He will field questions from the audience on these issues. Members of the public are welcome to attend (admission by donation $10 adult, $5 concession).

 

Neville Jennings, president Northern Rivers Friends of the ABC

 


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Police exchange gun fire at Dunoon – man arrested

At a media conference outside the Lismore police station this morning, Acting Superintendent Susan Johnston, Commander, Richmond Police Area Command, said that a man has been charged over an incident at Dunoon last night.

Byron carjacker and stolen vehicle still not found

Police say that a man carjacked a 17-year-old in Byron Bay just before midnight on Friday.

Man arrested after shots fired in Dunoon

A police report says a 63-year-old man man has been arrested following multiple public place shots fired overnight.

Police operation Billinudgel Nature Reserve

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