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Protests against Violet CoCo’s 15 months imprisonment

On Friday environment activist Violet CoCo faced the Magistrates Court, at the Downing Centre in Sydney for peacefully protesting climate inaction. She was sentenced to  15 months imprisonment, with a non-parole period of eight months for engaging in non-violent protest.

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Editorial – Wokie dokey

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Nimbin boil water alert lifted – remains for rural water supply

The Boil Water Alert for the village of Nimbin has been lifted, effective immediately – but remains in place for rural users. 

Urine sample test: new way to detect and screen for early stages of Alzheimer’s disease

When it comes to Alzheimer’s disease, an early diagnosis – one made well before signs of irreversible dementia are apparent – is key to providing effective intervention and treatment.

Unforeseen and unpredicted

I find it very strange that in the New Epoch, 2022, which heralded record-breaking ‘unforeseen, unpredicted floods’, along the...

NSW Forestry challenged over failed forestry practices in precedent-setting case

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Rescue tower one step closer

Cr Jeff Johnson, Lennox Head. A huge congratulations to our local State MP Tamara Smith for helping to facilitate extra state government contributions for our long awaited replacement Marine Rescue Tower.

Ballina’s marine rescue tower gets the green light

Ballina is set to build a new marine rescue tower after more than $400,000 funding was secured for a replacement building this week.

Ballina’s old marine watchtower closes down

Ballina’s ‘leaning tower’ for marine rescue operations will be closed from Monday after it was declared dangerous to volunteers, while mayor David Wright has pleaded with the state premier to urgently fund a long-planned replacement building.

Labor trumps Nats on Marine Rescue tower funding

A Labor state government would commit $1 million towards the construction of a new Marine Rescue tower for Ballina, double what the National Party has offered if returned to power.

Gloves off in north coast election campaign

The heat in the NSW election campaign has ratcheted up a notch on the north coast with Labor calling the Nationals’ promise to partially fund the Ballina marine tower ‘too little too late’ and the Greens accusing Labor of being ‘divided’ over the rail trial.

Ballina marine tower project receives state funds

Ballina has moved a step closer to having a new marine rescue tower. Retiring Ballina MP Don Page yesterday announced $550,000 funding from the state government after an earlier application for funds was refused.

Monash report: women will wait 200 years for income equity

The first Australian Women’s Health and Wellbeing Scorecard: Towards equity for women from Monash University found that at current rates it will take 70 years to reach full-time employment equality with men, and more than 200 years to reach income equity.

So you think someone needs a puppy for Christmas?

If you’re thinking about giving your loved one a puppy as a gift this Christmas, Dogs Australia urges you to think twice.

Handball bouncing kids back after the floods

Following the 2022 floods, Albert Park Public School teacher Troy Davies had an idea to bring about a bit of much-needed fun into students’ lives by suggesting the handball competition to beat them all.

Pianos delivered, for the people!

Following the devastating 2022 floods, Pianos for the People answered the call to bring music to the people of the Northern Rivers.