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May 11, 2021

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Lismore Council set to increase fees, cut costs in a bid to balance budget

Lismore City Council is set to increase fees and charges and cut spending in an attempt to overcome a $19.5m operating deficit.

Highway traffic delays after truck rollover north of Byron

There have been two highway crashes north of Byron this morning.

Water strategy

Alan Dickens, Brunswick Heads The people of Mullumbimby would be aware that Byron Shire Council (BSC) intends to hand over...

Any questions?

‘This is a great chance for foodies to ask me anything they want’, says local chef Darren Robertson, who...

Transforming lives, empowering individuals and uniting communities

A Sound Life, Australia’s first charity to transform the lives of people in need through free music, yoga and meditation programs is having an event this Sunday as a fundraiser for the COVID crisis in India.

Creative carbon capture

Desmond Bellamy – Special Projects Coordinator, PETA Australia, Byron Bay Last week, the Australian government pledged half a billion dollars for ‘clean’...

Russell Preston, Brisbane

Annual returns of stock numbers are now being demanded by the LLS (Local Land Services) on certain rural properties, with intimidating threats of fines up to $2,200 for non-compliance.

Really? If you do not graze stock commercially, then such bureaucratic orders are useless.

Friends in Vic and Qld laugh at me when I tell them about this and the notional carrying capacity once calculated to four decimal places when often they have none. But they still put a dollar sign in front of this fictitious figure and you duly pay for nothing.

Just what is wrong with NSW rural land owners’ thinking that they have to comply with this tyranny?

How about an education tax for all those households who don’t report regularly on the number of children in their house?

I and many others don’t agree, or accept court orders and legal costs.

Write to premier Gladys Berejiklian with your ARLS and LLS rate notice, complaining vehemently, and say a very loud NO.

This costly statutory authority should be absorbed into the Agriculture Department, and rates abolished, as in all other states.


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