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Children approached by stranger in Murwillumbah

Police say a Queensland man has been charged following two alleged child approaches in Murwillumbah today.

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Interview with Janet Swain

Janet Swain is 14. She’s in love with the tragic and brilliant cellist Jacquleine DuPré. But one day her mother arrives home with a bassoon.

Man arrested after shots fired in Dunoon

A police report says a 63-year-old man man has been arrested following multiple public place shots fired overnight.

Helping Our Kids, help our kids

The Lismore Samson Fitness Challenge kicks off tonight in Lismore with the express aim of raising much-needed funds for the Our Kids charity.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Dear Brittany

We watched you. We watched you break the silence. We heard the truth shatter like a glass hitting the tiles.

Cartoon of the week – 3 March, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

Suspicion and belief

Fast Buck$, Coorabell My suspicion is that the mayor and the senior staff have been helping Michael Lyon become electable...

Another fascinating and knowledgeable article from the tireless and brilliant Helena Norberg-Hodge.

The evidence is indeed undeniable: we desperately need human-scale relationships and a connection to nature to build a healthy society.

A sustainable future, in all probability, depends on our living in co-operation with each other and our earth, but it needn’t be a choice between global or local. An interconnected global network of environmentally and socially beneficial local communities would give us the best of all worlds.

How we live with each other and our earth is currently dictated by our planning instruments which, in turn, are limited to the available options. Almost all our available options are variations on suburbia which, with the best intentions in the world, can only hope to be a little less unsustainable. Still unsustainable and, by definition, terminal.

We have the knowledge to create environmentally beneficial, community-based development models that are potentially considerably more attractive, affordable, and prosperous than anything else available. A multinational corporate organism marketing these options could provide that interconnected global network of local communities and become an extremely powerful economic force.

Imagine environmentally beneficial living becoming a major global economic entity, which is probably needed if our species is to survive.

Robin Harrison

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Police exchange gun fire at Dunoon – man arrested

At a media conference outside the Lismore police station this morning, Acting Superintendent Susan Johnston, Commander, Richmond Police Area Command, said that a man has been charged over an incident at Dunoon last night.

Byron carjacker and stolen vehicle still not found

Police say that a man carjacked a 17-year-old in Byron Bay just before midnight on Friday.

Man arrested after shots fired in Dunoon

A police report says a 63-year-old man man has been arrested following multiple public place shots fired overnight.

Police operation Billinudgel Nature Reserve

Gary Opit, Brunswick Heads On 22 February residents on Jones Road noticed a major police operation with officers from eight police cars and associated dogs entering...