Police are appealing for assistance to identify a man wanted in relation to an assault at a Byron Bay pub on Friday night (May 4).
Byron Shire Council has received $50,000 from the NSW Government to light up crime hotspots in the Bay’s CBD in an effort to make the area safer.
Multinational supermarket chain Aldi has moved one step closer to putting liquor on the shelves of its Byron Bay store after lodging an official application with the Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority.
Police are appealing for public help to find the person who killed a 48-year-old man in what they are referring to as 'an altercation' outside a Tweed Heads pub on Saturday night.
Former ALP premier Rees attributes his dethronement for taking on the Obeid faction. One of his key initiatives was the introduction of the 'most violent licensed premises' list.
It’s official: Byron is the place on the north coast where you’re most likely to be bashed or indecently assaulted, according to new statistics released yesterday by the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research.
Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson has called for a freeze on liquor-licence applications in Byron Bay and wants the state government to fund a regular late-night bus service.
Cr Simon Richardson, mayor Byron Shire Council. Judging by the unanimously wonderful responses by the community during Soul Street and First Sun, we achieved what we set out to do.
A new hip-hop video made in Byron Bay contrasts the effects of binge drinking and alcohol-fuelled violence with people enjoying the natural …
A rift has emerged within the Byron Greens, with the local convenor Tom Tabart criticising mayor Simon Richardson for failing to support Last Drinks at 12.
The Last Drinks at 12 coalition has taken the extraordinary step of opposing Byron Shire Council’s plans for a safe and sober family New Year’s Eve, which it has described as ‘a very costly, reactive approach’,
Carefully laid plans for a safe and family friendly New Year’s Eve in Byron Bay are in tatters after Roads and Maritime Services have withdrawn permission for roadblocks at entry points to the town.
For most students, schoolies week means a trip away from home to celebrate the end of final exams with friends — perhaps aided by a little too much alcohol. But for a small group, it's opportunity to incite violence.
Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson is adamant that this New Year's Eve will be a far cry from last year, when drinkers ran wild, 14 people were arrested and tonnes of garbage were collected.
Dr David Moss, Byron Bay. The Australian National Council on Drugs report, which was released this week, makes for pretty sobering reading
Geoff Bensley, Byron Bay. Our beautiful area here on the northern rivers is called the Rainbow Region but I believe the rainbow is losing its colour, awe and attractiveness to tourists.
A mocktail ‘fun-raiser’ will be a highlight of this coming weekend’s Cringe the Binge campaign in the Bay, with Byron mayor Simon Richardson shaking up a storm.
Mick O’Reagan, Last Drinks at 12. Last Drinks at 12 has not reached any agreement with the Byron Shire mayor to water down its position of ceasing the supply of alcohol after midnight.
Byron Shire Mayor Simon Richardson says the new group needs to 'develop a whole-of-town response', to Byron's alcohol-fuelled violence, 'rather than fighting over individual aspects'.
A 27-year-old drunk Queensland male copped a $550 on-the-spot fine for refusing to leave Cheeky Monkeys when he was ordered to by security staff and police.
Byron Bay’s late-night club scene has come under fire in an airline magazine while its alcohol-fuelled violence has been noted in the Northern Territory parliament.
The Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority (ILGA) has put a brake on plans to open a topless bar in Byron Bay and the town's liquor accord has announced it will continue its new trial conditions into the summer.
Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson has called on the state government to change the liquor licensing laws ahead of a parliamentary committee meeting being held in Byron Bay today.
The vice-president of Byron’s tourism organisation VIA Byron has urged the owners of a ‘topless’ bar to ‘come out from behind the shadows of a Gold Coast post office box’.
Di Mahoney, Byron Youth Service. The statistics on a whole range of indicators for Byron Bay – including, but not limited to – the crime statistics show a major problem with alcohol-related harm.