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Len Bates, Mullumbimby I have noticed in the last few years that the poly fibre bags being used to protect the...

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Queensland and NSW border – hard closure 1am Friday, 23 July

The Queensland government has declared all of NSW a COVID hotspot and will close its border to NSW at 1am Friday, 23 July for four weeks.

Community pantry opens in Mullum

Locals can now get quality grocery items for considerably less than the cost of buying them at the supermarket, after the Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Centre opened a new community pantry.

Lulu’s Café still open after five COVID-19 visits

Rumours that popular Lulu’s Café in Mullumbimby was ordered to close due to non-compliance with public health orders weren’t true, the owner said Monday afternoon.

Ballina Hospital

Virginia Black, Byron Bay On calling my friend in Ballina recently, I discovered she was having an asthma attack. Living...

Lismore Hospital redevelopment site temporarily closed after COVID-19 exposure risk

Work at the Lismore Base Hospital Stage 3C redevelopment site was temporarily paused late on Tuesday 20 July over COVID exposure risks.

The legalities around pork barrelling in NSW

The misallocation of public funds to benefit partisan interest, to the detriment of making such decisions based on merit, is nothing new in the state of NSW. However, the blatant justifications of the practice by the current coalition government are something new.

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NSW Labor MP calls for legalised cannabis, abortion

NSW Labor MLC Rose Jackson calls for for marijuana to be legalised and the legalisation of abortion in Parliament.

Safe space for women to bring their big decisions into the light

Tucked away in the backyard of Chelsea Corlett’s Mullumbimby home is a beautiful little yurt with a big and beautiful purpose. 

Vote against Greens bill ‘keeps abortion a crime in NSW’

National Party MLC Ben Franklin has defended voting down a Greens bill in parliament yesterday which aimed to decriminalise abortion in line with other states and territories.

Abortion law reform: historic NSW vote today

A Greens' sponsored abortion law reform bill is set to be debated from 9.30am this morning in the Upper House of NSW Parliament. If passed on a conscience vote the bill will bring NSW into line with Victoria, ACT, NT and Tasmania.

Poll shows abortion law reform support

Greens MP and spokesperson for the status of women, Dr Mehreen Faruqi, on Sunday released polling that shows there is overwhelming support for abortion...

The truth about Israel

Danny Wakil, Billinudgel Gareth Smith, you are clearly very passionate, but constantly providing incredibly one-sided opinions, and half-truths get us nowhere (14 July). I am factual...

John ‘Strop’ Cornell dies

John Cornell, a character credited with initiating major change in Byron Bay after his purchase of the Beach Hotel, has died at his home in Byron Bay, aged 80, surrounded by his wife Delvene Delaney and family.

Editorial – Free fi fo dumb?

Hans Lovejoy, editor Scientists have warned that now the UK has come out of lockdown on ‘freedom day’ (July 19), it will lead to ‘a...

Snakes monitor radioactive contamination

Ten years on from the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan – the most severe nuclear accident since Chernobyl – researchers are using Japanese rat snakes to measure radioactivity in the Fukushima Exclusion Zone.