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May 16, 2022

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Interviews with Richmond candidates 2022: Independent Terry Sharples

Terry Sharples is a retired accountant living in the Tweed Shire and running as an Independent for the federal...

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Local tennis players serve up success

By Ross Kendall Junior tennis players from Mullumbimby and Byron Bay have collected impressive results at the Tweed Heads Open...

Labor MP responds to her party’s pro coal/gas agenda

While the Liberal-Nationals parties are wedded to fossil fuels through political donations, and their employees oscillate between government jobs and the mining sector, Labor have also supported the introduction of new gas and coal mines, despite the urgent warning to reduce carbon emissions by climate scientists.

Comment: Gazing into the electoral crystal ball

The shock of the 2019 election result, when even ABC psephologist Antony Green predicted Labor would win, has pundits nervous and doubting current polls.

Cartoon of the week – 11 May, 2022

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What happens after two years?

The recent floods have left many people homeless. Trying to address this problem, local councils have waived some of...

Temporary accommodation sites for flood-affected communities

The New South Wales Government has this just announced nine temporary accommodation sites across the Northern Rivers region to house flood-affected residents, with more to come.

Celebrating its 57th year, the intoxicating Byron District Orchid Show sent the flower’s passionate lovers into a swoon over the weekend.

Video Sharon Shostak

Music Norman Appel


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Releasing the chokehold on Australia’s water

What the trading of 40 gigalitres of water from the Barmah Choke means for the Murray Darling Basin.

COVID-19 update: May 16

The Northern NSW Local Health District says that to 4pm yesterday, 15 May, 384 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the District, including 82 positive PCR tests and 302 positive rapid antigen tests.

‘Unprecedented’ but not unpredicted – we are now suffering from our failure to listen to scientists’ predictions of the impacts of climate change 30...

As Australians head into another election season just as many parts of the east coast are recovering from ‘unprecedented’ flooding since February, and the national psyche is still reeling from the trauma of the ‘unprecedented’ Black Summer bushfires before that, it is critical now more than ever to vote according to your environmental conscience and fear 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.