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Appeal to locate elderly missing woman – Ballina

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate an elderly woman missing on the state's North Coast area.

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Man missing from Cudgen

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man missing from the Far North Coast.

History as she is wrote

It seems that I may have touched a nerve in my attempt to give some background to Byron Greens...

Refugee rally in Lismore this week

The Lismore office of the Federal Member for Page, Kevin Hogan, will be the site of a rally this week to protest the passing of the new Migration Amendment Bill.

Professor Offord makes Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Ocean Shores resident and Emeritus Professor, Baden Offord, has been named on the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List, ‘For distinguished service to tertiary education in the field of human rights, social justice, and cultural diversity’.

Acting Prime Ministers

Last week, Acting PM Michael McCormack managed the tricky feat of making the absent Scott Morrison look good, at least by comparison. Perhaps that's now the Nationals' role in the Canberra circus?

Connor just wants to finish his HSC in 2021

On March 23 2019 Connor Meldrum’s life changed forever and he has spent much of the last two years trying to regain normality – that is, as much normality as you can with only half a skull.

A motion by Cr Cate Coorey (Independent) was supported by all councillors except Cr Alan Hunter at last Thursday’s Council meeting.

The motion ‘Notes the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC); notes the federal government’s latest emissions data showing we are increasing, not reducing, our carbon emissions; declares that we are in a state of climate emergency that requires urgent action by all  levels of government, including by local councils; and acknowledges that Byron Shire is likely to be substantially affected by climate impacts, particularly sea-level rise, bushfires, drought and floods.’

During debate, Cr Hunter asked rhetorically: ‘Our finances are dire. We spend more than we bring in. It isn’t our role at this level. We can have an opinion, but to direct resources… we have too many potholes.’

Yet Greens mayor Simon Richardson insisted, ‘We are on track to be 100 renewable in two years’.

In nine months, we will know if we can reactivate the rails.  An Agricultural officer was just employed. We ha


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