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The Red Heart project helps African women recycle pads 

Something that we don’t always stop to think about is how African women access menstrual and hygiene products – pads, tampons, moon cups, sponges or other ways to manage that monthly bleed. 

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Reconstruction Authority review submissions deadline extended

The closing date for submissions to a statutory review into the NSW Reconstruction Authority Act 2022 has been extended until Monday, 17 June.

New in-language coercive control campaign launched

The NSW government has expanded its public awareness campaign on coercive control to include an in-language campaign for culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

Legal system fails to keep kids safe

Fifteen years ago, Karen Bell’s three children – Bon 18 months, Maddie 5, and Jack 7, were found with their dead father Gary Bell in a vehicle at Perico – a collapsed hippy colony on the NSW far south coast.

Nearly 700 new EV stations for NSW

Nearly 700 new public kerbside electric vehicle charging stations are to be installed across NSW, in what the government says is the largest rollout in the country.

MP Saffin clarifies claims around flood recovery

The office of Lismore Labor MP, Janelle Saffin, has made the claim that ‘No government, state or federal, has cut the funding promised for Resilient Homes and Resilient Land programs’ for 2022 flood recovery – see letters page 11.

Kinship Festival returns Saturday 25 May to Murwillumbah

The Kinship Festival – a free North Coast cultural festival led by First Nations people – will be held in Knox Park, Murwillumbah on Saturday, 25 May.

Call it for what it is, murder and violent assault.

The terms ‘domestic violence’ or worse ‘DV’ appear to give this abhorrent situation some kind of special case connotation.

If men were doing this to other men would it be tolerated? Think again.

Platitudes, and announcements, throwing more money to various education programs have been tried – and are not working well or fast enough.

Let’s look at what does work and make a real difference in our society – consequences!

If a person breaks bail conditions or ignores an AVO (apprehended violence order) they should go on remand instantly until their court date. Build remand centres with the available money.

The one-punch laws and consequences have made a difference, high-speed chase laws have made a difference. Drink-driving consequences have made a difference as have speeding laws.

Do something fair dinkum please!

I am not a letter writer usually, but we need to: ‘Take arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing, end them.’

Susan Meehan, East Ballina

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