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Tweed Council says ‘No’ to State government taking their developer income

Tweed Shire Councillors have rejected a proposal by the NSW government, that would reduce the ability of local councils to collect infrastructure contributions from developers.

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Tweed Council says ‘No’ to State government taking their developer income

Tweed Shire Councillors have rejected a proposal by the NSW government, that would reduce the ability of local councils to collect infrastructure contributions from developers.

Byron Shire Councillors get behind vaccination push

Public buildings such as the Mullumbimby Civic Hall could become mass COVID-19 vaccination centres, under a proposal put forward by Byron Council last week.

More Byron COVID contact locations

The number of Byron 'venues of concern' associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19 from a worker on I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! has increased.

Pizzaholic love

Over the past 18 years at Earth ‘n’ Sea Pizza, Denise and David have always appreciated the support from...

Woman charged over alleged Public Health Order Breaches – Tweed/Byron

A woman has been charged over multiple alleged breaches of the Public Health Orders in the Tweed and Byron shires.

Byron Shire Councillors vote to raise CBD height

The developers of 33 Lawson Street, Byron Bay, came to last week’s Council meeting asking for permission to breach the building height limit in Central Byron by 38 per cent.

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Will Labor’s loss mean approval for the Adani coal mine?

Will Queensland Labor be able to focus on the long-term need to keep fossil fuels like coal in the ground if that risks them losing government?

Why is Labor so hopeless at defending renewables policy?

Federal Labor has effectively abandoned its 50 per cent renewable energy target after its leaders failed hopelessly to identify the obvious arguments to defend the policy.

Writer Bob Ellis dies, aged 73

Prolific writer Bob Ellis has died at his home in Sydney at the age of 73 after a battle with liver cancer. A Seventh Day Adventist who grew up in Lismore, Ellis wrote speeches for Labor leaders including Paul Keating, Kim Beazley and Bob Carr.

Turnback policy pandering to politics of fear

Paul Power, chief executive officer, Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA). Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and shadow immigration minister Richard Marles are pandering to the politics of fear by supporting the forced turnbacks of asylum seeker boats.

Labor can have a humane refugee policy, without reviving boat arrivals

Given its poor handling of refugee policy when it came to power in 2007, the Labor Party will need to tread very carefully when it formulates a new policy at its upcoming national conference.

Volatile politics stall federal reform

The path towards ‘the new federalism’ is strewn with the corpses of prime ministers far more dedicated to the cause than Tony Abbott, writes Mungo MacCallum.

Two for the price of one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gl7LEQw_CVk The visuals for this election ad are (mostly) by the Liberal Party. The soundtrack is by the ALP. It could easily have been the...

Cadwallader determined to win support for new water science team as part of Dunoon Dam campaign

Cr Cadwallader has taken advantage of a local government rule allowing councillors to reintroduce a failed motion without having to wait three months if they have the signed support of at least two other councillors.

More Byron COVID contact locations

The number of Byron 'venues of concern' associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19 from a worker on I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! has increased.

Ring of steel called for as Byron and Tweed locked down – again

Councillors and members of parliament from across the region are calling for greater restrictions on who can come to the Northern Rivers and other vulnerable regional areas from COVID hotspots in NSW.

A matter of choice

I have chosen to receive a vaccination. Others have chosen not to. Unless we are living in some totalitarian state, that should be the end of...