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Pottsville policing forum asks the hard questions

Members of the Pottsville and Tweed Coast community say that in response to an increase in criminal activity in the area and their request for increased police presence, they were hosting a police presentation at Pottsville.

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Sally Flannery discovers dark side of ‘Lovemore’

Since declaring her interest in running for Lismore Council, local woman Sally Flannery has been subjected to sustained attacks, both online and upon her property.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: The New Resilience

Resilience is dead. The word has been overused. Some may say the word is no longer resilient. We broke it. It’s unfortunate because it was a really good word.

Unauthorised dwelling capital of the world!

Could Main Arm’s title as the Unauthorised Dwelling Capital of the World be under threat?

SCU celebrates alumni achievements with awards

A group of Southern Cross University graduates who have made extraordinary global achievements in research, community building, healthcare and environmental issues have been acknowledged with the 2020 Alumni Impact Awards.

Electricity ‘fun facts’

Anonymous, Ballina I’m surprised that a part of David Lowe’s online article of March 15 slipped under the fact-check radar (‘Tamara Smith...

Getting the right stuff in your bins in the Tweed

Tweed Council is asking residents to be more careful with what waste they put in which bin – a surprising amount of the area's refuse, both recycling and landfill, ends up in the wrong receptacle.

Our fair dinkum chum Scomo has floated the idea of covering the risk on home deposits and allowing five per cent deposits, saving about $10,000 in mortgage insurance. 

This saving is offset by having to pay more on the actual mortgage, and the fact that in a  volatile housing market a five per cent hedge is a trifle thin. 

Also, the history of these government  interferences is that they tend to favour vendors who just add the saved money on to the purchase price.  

The head of the RBA, the appropriately named Dr Lowe, is moving interest rates ever lower. 

The net result of this will be more debt and less return on savings going towards a home deposit!

Jake Jaquiss 

Goolmangar 


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