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Tributes for songstress Sara Tindley

Hundreds gathered at a small rural property at Lindendale last week to say their final farewells to Sara Tindley, a very much loved personality from the Northern Rivers. 

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Looking forward, looking back with Jeff Johnson

Long term independent Ballina Shire Councillor Jeff Johnson reflects on the challenges of the past year, and his priorities for 2023.

Vale Professor Will Steffen – leading climate scientist

Leading climate scientist Professor Will Steffen has died of pancreatic cancer in Canberra at 75.

Ahana Candles

Victoria Cosford Many years ago, Marianni had a dream in which a golden liquid was pouring over her hands. She...

Trove runs out of funding in June. How will the loss of the service affect Australian and Pacific research?

Most of Trove’s 22 million annual page visits come from members of the public: family historians, students, and general browsers interested in the six billion records it houses. But over the past 14 years, the archive has also become a crucial resource for academic work.

V-Day returns to Byron Bay, February 14

A mass global action, One Billion Rising, which aims to end violence against women and children, is planned for V-Day on February 14, Main Beach, Byron Bay from 7am.

Elanora woman murdered – police seek sightings of Ford Laser

Detectives investigating the murder of 61-year-old Wendy Sleeman are appealing to anyone who may have seen or captured vision...

Stories about "ABC budget":

Outbreak of entitlement confuses ABC critics

What Christopher Pyne and the Nationals have in common is an apparent belief in the concept of an efficient national broadcaster. Of course, there is no such thing: you can either make content in every part of the country, or you can be efficient.

Spiteful Scott abandons country listeners

John Dobinson, Balwyn North, Victoria. ABC managing director Mark Scott protects the inner-suburban friends of the ABC and once again regional Australia is abandoned like an old TV left on the roadside by a city person with no respect for the country, by targeting regional areas of the ABC for cuts.

Friends of ABC protest against cuts

Bearing signs carrying slogans including ‘Hands off our aunty’ and ‘Save our local ABC’ dozens of supporters gathered outside the national broadcaster’s Lismore radio studio this morning.

Pyne: an ABC of supreme hypocrisy

Alan Rich, Lennox Head. Minister Christopher Pyne, Adelaide’s own contribution to National-Nastiness, can now add Hyper-Hypocrisy to his list.

It’s not the fossils, it’s the fools 

Humans have been muddling along in cities for around twelve thousand years, says Wikipedia, although if you count using an alphabet of some kind as the criterion of civilisation, the time span drops to a mere fifty centuries.

Swivel flop-flop

Not sure what Cr Swivel is doing. But while he appears to be providing support for both sides of the community/business coin, his support...

Capitalism

Warren Kennedy wrote an excellent letter last week (28 January) pointing out the deficiencies of capitalism as it exists today in the US and...

Lismore trial of recycled crushed glass in concrete

A trial to use recycled crushed glass in concrete as a replacement for sand will be taking place in Lismore at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre.