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Calls to reverse NSW anti-protest laws

The harsh sentencing of Deanna ‘Violet’ Coco for stopping a lane of traffic on the Sydney Harbour Bridge in April this year has led to a range of protests and the call to reverse NSW anti-protest laws by lawyer and Greens NSW Legislative Council Member Sue Higginson.

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Dune – not bush – regeneration for Byron’s Main Beach

Severe storm-cut erosion is nothing new in Byron Bay. Recorded history describes beach loss back to the coffee rock in the 1800s. Until the town’s tourist potential was ‘discovered’ 100+ years later and our built environment grew seaward, the beach swiftly rebuilt after these regular catastrophic events.

Medal storm for locals at pickleball tournament

Thirty Northern Rivers pickleball players won medals in the first ever NSW regional doubles tournament last weekend in Ballina. The...

Take action against 15 months jail for climate protester

Northern Rivers locals are gathering in Lismore this Saturday to protest the imprisonment of non-violent climate activist Deanna ‘Violet’ Coco who stopped one lane of traffic on the Sydney Harbour Bridge in April.

Lismore Symphony Orchestra

After almost three years’ delay, Lismore Symphony Orchestra is very happy to present their Timeless concert series.  On December 10...

The post office bank

It was a bipartisan vote in 2020 that refused to adopt an amendment to the Financial Sector Amendment Legislation...

From the heart 

I’d just like to mention the fact that your publication has been a stalwart in the background of my...

Sue McLeod, Myocum.

I have sent the following to my local MP, Justine Elliott:

‘As a member of GetUp, I ask you to oppose the Electoral Legislation Amendment Bill on Monday that will force organisations and charities to register with the government and follow new rules that will make their operations near impossible. This will force GetUp to align with one or more political parties and destroy its political independence.

‘The amendment requires that any donation above $4.80, (note not even $5!) needs a formal document signed by a JP with witnesses etc. This will incapacitate well meaning charities as well as groups like GetUp, Change.org and the SumOfUs.

‘It allows the hard right to get away with their agenda of stifling the political voice of the people while allowing the big businesses and the fossil fuel lobby to continue to manipulate the will of the parliament.

‘I hope that the ALP will support the people in blocking this highly contentious bill.’

 

 

 


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Tweed Council secures environmental water sharing during drought

Two items at last week's Tweed Shire Council meeting highlighted the commitment of the council to sharing water with the environment even during low-flow and drought periods. 

Celebrating the life of Jack Paris Crittle

Young DJ and keen surfer, Jack Crittle, was tragically killed in a car accident last week. A celebration of his life will be held this Monday, 12 December at 10am.

Mullum’s Federation Bridge closed again tonight

Mullum and hinterland residents and visitors are reminded that Federation Bridge will be closed again tonight from 6pm to 4am for repairs. 

Changing the world with non-violent action

‘Nonviolence  is an intensely active force when properly understood and used.’ These are the words of Gandhi, the man who led nationwide campaigns in his country to ease poverty by creating a movement of resistance that contributed to ending British Rule in India.