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ALP puts war power reform on the agenda

The Australian Labor Party will hold a public inquiry into how Australia goes to war if elected to government next year.

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Waking up with a sick feeling in my gut

Horst Tietze, Mullumbimby Thank you to Mandy Nolan for publishing her courageous account of growing up as a young woman...

Rocky Creek Field Day coming in July

As part of the Rural Landholder Initiative, rural landholders in the Rocky Creek area are invited to an Off-stream Watering and Riparian Habitat Field Day.

Poetic plea from Gaza

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre – Byron Bay This heart cry from Gaza, written by Gazan poet and...

Red Cross offers additional bushfire grants

Australian Red Cross is opening a final round of support grants for people affected by the bushfires who are suffering extreme financial hardship.

A man dead after boat capsizes on Ballina Bar

Police have confirmed that a man has died after a boat capsized at Ballina earlier today.

Mullum’s lilac house the subject of Change.org petition

The plight of a Mullum resident has touched the hearts and injustice buttons of people far and wide who feel that a requirement that she repaint her house a heritage colour and possibly pay a fine, not only ridiculous but also petty.


Protecting children is everybody’s business

This year the message of Child Protection Week will be supported by our local favourites the Titans.

The annual Teddy Bears Picnic on September 4 encourages everyone in our community to become involved in spreading the message of safety. Titans’ representatives will be joining us on the day to share a pass with children in promoting awareness and community participation.

Children will have the opportunity to interact with the players and get a few tips for their next big junior league game. Other fun and creative activities will be available such as face painting, and arts and crafts. Parents will also have the chance to learn about the supports available to them in our community.

Performances from local primary schools and Indigenous dance group ‘Kids caring for country’ will highlight the strengths of the children in our community. While the aim is to raise awareness for child protection, it is also a celebration of what our families, children and young people bring to our shire.

The event will be held on Wednesday September 4 from 10am to 12.30pm at Recreation Street, Tweed Heads. It is a free family fun day event.

Play your part is the theme of Child Protection Week September 1–7, 2013, which will be marked with special events across the Tweed shire. Other events highlighting Child Protection Week 2013 locally include: The Child Protection Week Breakfast : Thursday September 5, 8:30–10am, Elevation Church, Tweed Heads; and Youth Art Competition: What safety means to me, open to ages 12–18.

Many thanks are given to event contributors: The Family Centre, Family and Community Services, Elevation Church, On Track Community Programs, Kingscliff Arts School, Brighter Futures and Tweed Valley Women’s Service.

For more information or comments contact: Nicole Julien, The Family Centre on 07 5524 8711.


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Help from Red Cross for flood-affected communities in NSW

With disasters coming thick and fast as the climate emergency worsens, Australian Red Cross this morning launched financial help for flood-affected communities in NSW.

Rocky Creek Field Day coming in July

As part of the Rural Landholder Initiative, rural landholders in the Rocky Creek area are invited to an Off-stream Watering and Riparian Habitat Field Day.

Professor Graham Samuel says dementia care is personal

In a moving address to the National Press Club in Canberra yesterday, Dementia Australia Chair Professor Graham Samuel AC shared his personal experience of dementia – the anguish, bewilderment, frustration and torment experienced by his mother as she descended into the abyss of the disease.

Beware of flood damage scams

NSW Fair Trading is warning consumers about opportunistic tradespeople trying to take advantage during the flood recovery process as the state gets back on its feet.