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February 25, 2021

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Family Court scrapped

Despite overwhelming opposition from Australia’s family law specialists and advocates, the federal Liberal-Nationals government and cross benchers scrapped the Family Law Court and subsumed it into the circuit courts last week.

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Archibald has knock-on effect in Murwillumbah

The Tweed Regional Gallery is hosting the Archibald Prize and local business people say the event is giving the town of Murwillumbah a significant economic boost.

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Council’s power

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Man rescued from Upper Wilsons Creek causeway

At about 10pm last Friday a man from Mullumbimby was driving his his car along Upper Wilsons Creek Road and was swept into the creek.

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault acquitted

Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.

Spots for kids circus nearly full

Mullumbimby’s Spaghetti Circus kicked off its first term with a record number of enrolments and there is much fun to be had following a difficult COVID year.

The 14th annual Big Scrub Rainforest Day will be held at Bangalow Park on Sunday from 7am.

It’s a full day of rainforest planting, workshops, bird walks and talks, and children’s activities.

The Big Scrub was Australia’s largest subtropical rainforest, which covered 75,000 hectares extending from Ballina in the east to Byron Bay in the north, Meerschaum Vale in the south and Lismore in the west.

Since European settlement the Big Scrub Rainforest has been reduced to less than one per cent of its original size, says Big Scrub Landcare.

The remaining remnants have extremely rich biodiversity and incorporate in their gene-pool 180 million years of evolution from the rainforests of Gondwana. The remnants are listed as endangered because of grave threats to their survival. Saving the Big Scrub remnants is a major activity of Big Scrub Landcare and its 11 partner organisations in the Endangered Lowland Rainforest Restoration Program.

For more visit www.bigscrubrainforest.org.au.

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