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February 8, 2023

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Iron Gates development in Evans Head land owners go into administration – again

The Iron Gates development, that is on flood- and fire-prone land near Evans Head, has been fought by the community for over 30 years. The current company that owns the site, Goldcoral Pty Ltd whose director is Graeme Ingles, has now been placed into administration.

Other News

New SES Zone Commander for the north

The NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) has appointed a new Zone Commander for the northern part of the state.

Corporate governance breaches

I totally agree with Warren’s comments on our system of free-market capitalism in Australia, (28 January). This is despite...

A big month in the House

Back by popular demand is the Moontide Ensemble in their farewell show before heading overseas. The Moontide Ensemble returns to the Brunswick Picture House to perform their highly regarded audiovisual show. 

Flood rebuilds hampered by ‘like-for-like’ insurance clause

Attempts by flood-affected homeowners to retrofit their homes with flood-resilient materials are being cruelled by insurance companies and builders, a local resident says.

Choose your own (piano) adventure

The audience ‘chooses its own musical adventure’ determining the playlist from a selection of works by composers ranging from J. S. Bach, Frederic Chopin and Claude Debussy to George Gershwin, Bill Evans – and more. A list of musical choices will be made available on the day, and audience members can submit their choices via their phone.

Basketball camp for youth mental health

Recently the ASK Youth team was in action at the Ballina Indoor Sports Centre, delivering the 'Optimise Me' basketball camp to a large group of local kids.

Justices of the High Court of Australia: (standing, left to right) Justice Heydon AC, Justice Crennan AC, Justice Hayne AC; (seated, left to right) Justice Kiefel, Justice Gummow AC, Chief Justice French AC, Justice Bell.
Justices of the High Court of Australia: (standing, left to right) Justice Heydon AC, Justice Crennan AC, Justice Hayne AC; (seated, left to right) Justice Kiefel, Justice Gummow AC, Chief Justice French AC, Justice Bell.

Is anyone out there the slightest bit surprised that political parties are Australia’s least-trusted institutions.

Australia’s most trusted organisation remains the High Court, although it’s copped a hammering, slumping 17 per cent from a peak of 74 per cent support since March 2013.

The latest Essential poll of 1835 Australians found a meagre 13 per cent totally trusted political parties – actually a one per cent improvement since March 2013.

For business groups it was 22 per cent (down four points), unions 22 per cent (down three), federal parliament 25 per cent (down nine) and environment groups 31 per cent (down 10).

The ABC remains Australia’s second most trusted institution, with 54 per cent support (down 16), followed by the Reserve Bank with 52 per cent (down 12).

Despite the continuing lurid headlines about clerical child abuse, religious organisations still enjoy 26 per cent total trust, a fall of just one point.

 


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Far North Coast branch of NSW Farmers launches

The new NSW Farmers Far North Coast Branch, that will be representing farmers from the Tweed and Byron Shires, launched yesterday.

New Lismore refugee support group starting up

A local group from the Lismore area, the Lismore Region Refugee Settlement (LRRS), have come together to support refugees settling in the area. 

A tribute for Richard Moloney

Byron Shire has lost another of its colourful characters, the irrepressible Richard Moloney, who died suddenly but peacefully in his home at the end of January.

Flood rebuilds hampered by ‘like-for-like’ insurance clause

Attempts by flood-affected homeowners to retrofit their homes with flood-resilient materials are being cruelled by insurance companies and builders, a local resident says.