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Latest News

NSW Labor candidate announced for Ballina

Andrew Broadley has been named the NSW Labor candidate for Ballina for the March 2023 election.

Other News

Warning: Northern Rivers Rail Trail not ready yet

Love or hate it, the Northern Rivers Rail Trail is under construction and the community is being urged to wait until it is safe for public use.

NSW Labor candidate announced for Ballina

Andrew Broadley has been named the NSW Labor candidate for Ballina for the March 2023 election.

Monash report: women will wait 200 years for income equity

The first Australian Women’s Health and Wellbeing Scorecard: Towards equity for women from Monash University found that at current rates it will take 70 years to reach full-time employment equality with men, and more than 200 years to reach income equity.

Brunswick, Belongil and Tallows wait for Emergency Response Beacons

In early November two men were saved from drowning at Dreamtime Beach, Fingal Head when a women activated the Emergency Response Beacon, alerting the Surf Life Saving NSW State Operations Centre that the men were drowning. There are three waiting to be deployed in Byron Shire.

Gulihl Art exhibition – bringing First Nations artists and their connection to Country to you

Byron’s ‘pop-up’ Firefly Art Gallery is presenting the work of local First Nations artists in the upcoming Gulihl Art exhibition in Marvell Hall.

NSW Forestry challenged over failed forestry practices in precedent-setting case

What makes bushfires worse, causes native species collapse and creates forest dieback?

Cartoon by Ewan Willis

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1 COMMENT

  1. Re David Lowe’s Report Cardon the Federal Labor Government: While the current Labor government appears to be far more benign than its Neo-Liberal predecessor, it is just a lapse back to “Have-Their-Cake-And Eat-It-Too”policies prevalent in governments world-wide that facilitate domination by powerful Corporate interests to the detriment of the general populace. Albo et al are evidently regarding the heavy vote for TEAL Independent candidates as a hiccup, despitetheira heavy loss in primary votes and the massacre of the Liberal Party, generated by Joe & Josephine Public’s now heightened awareness that all is not well with Oz Democracy. They must look instead at the Election returns; they had to sweat for Independents’ preferences to secure government, and revise their policies and practices accordingly. The trends have been established and won’t go away through their current term; if they don’t make some real changes for the better, the best they can hope for by the next election will be a minority government heavily reliant on the cross bench – to the point where they can’t rely on a bipartisan vote to defeat them and bring down the wishy-washy legislation we have witnessed so far. The World is facing drastic problems requiring strong solutions – the nettles must be grasped. The warnings are evident, they must act.

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