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Investment fraud charges – Gold Coast

Detectives from the Financial and Cyber Crime Group have arrested and charged five people in relation to an alleged ‘boiler room’ investment fraud operating on the Gold Coast.

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Byron Bay local is 2024 Glover Prize Finalist

Local watercolourist Dave Sparkes has been selected as a finalist in the 2024 John Glover Prize, Australia’s prestigious landscape award.

Woman missing from Evans Head

Police are asking the public for help finding a woman reported missing from the Evans Head area but also known to frequent the Ballina area.

Appeal following attempted abduction – Tweed Heads

Investigators are appealing for public assistance as investigations continue into an attempted abduction in Tweed Heads at the weekend.

Silence broken on gender pay gaps

The exposure of the gender pay gaps in large Australian organisations is a turning point for gender equality, but more must be done to hold employers to account, says a University of South Australia researcher.

Mullumbimby men’s team well placed to defend local water polo championship

The Mullumbimby men’s water polo team sit on top of the Far North Coast competition table after beating their major rivals, the Alstonville Rattle Snakes 8–4, earlier this week.

4,000 failed

I attended the flood forum held at the Ballina RSL last Monday and was aghast to hear some of...

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Tamara Smith announces new Wollongbar preschool

Tamara Smith MP, Member for Ballina and NSW Greens Early Learning Spokesperson, has welcomed an announcement from the NSW government to build a new public preschool adjacent to Wollongbar public school.

Community sports uplifting Wardell

Wardell's Community Courts have transformed a dying tennis club into a multi-sport dynamo of activity since taking a new direction late last year, enhancing the physical well-being of local residents of all ages and strengthening the social fabric of the village, which has faced some serious challenges recently.

Greens Ballina MP slams Labor’s net zero climate bill

Greens Member for Ballina Tamara Smith has slammed Labor’s recent climate bill success as a ‘waste of time’ and says her party will introduce their own next year.

Second tranche of flood funding on its way, says MP

A second tranche of $100m in government funds to help 2022 flood-affected residents is expected to rollout soon, says Ballina MP, Tamara Smith (Greens).

Win for Cabbage Tree Island community

Member for Ballina Tamara Smith MP has secured a review of the NSW Labor Government’s decision which dispossessed the Aboriginal community of Cabbage Tree Island from their traditional lands, with Minister for Aboriginal Affairs David Harris now committing to a 'future on the island' for residents.

No amendments, no support, say Greens

The NSW Greens will be voting against the government’s proposed climate laws unless amendments are agreed to that set more ambitious emissions reductions and require the government to actually achieve the targets.

MP Tamara Smith calls for halt on Cabbage Tree Island dispossession

Member for Ballina Tamara Smith MP is today calling on the NSW Premier and the Aboriginal Affairs Minister David Harris to undertake an urgent and independent review of the NSW government’s decision not to allow the residents of Cabbage Tree Island to return to live on the island after the 2022 floods.

‘A step backwards’ says MP Tamara Smith

Tamara Smith MP, Greens Member for Ballina, has today criticised the NSW government’s proposed Climate Change (Net Zero Future) Bill 2023, as residents of the Northern Rivers experience more frequent extreme weather events.

Northern Rivers Wildlife Hospital attracts supporters from across spectrum

The first sod was turned yesterday for construction of the new $2.8 million Northern Rivers Wildlife Hospital on five acres at Lindendale Road, Wollongbar, attracting supporters of all political stripes and other well-wishers from across the wildlife care community.

Ballina MP accuses Labor state budget of failing social housing needs

‘Basically, I get less than $2 million for my electorate for social housing,’ Greens Member for Ballina Tamara Smith said in response to this week’s state budget announcement.

How to supply water to the increasing population?

It is predicted that the next 40 years will see the demand for water increase by 50 per cent in the local government areas that Rous County Council supply with water.

Protections can’t wait another seven years for NSW critical habitat 

Protections are needed now for native habitat in NSW as the state has seen a significant increase in native habitat clearing following the NSW...

Appeal following attempted abduction – Tweed Heads

Investigators are appealing for public assistance as investigations continue into an attempted abduction in Tweed Heads at the weekend.

Floodplain fury

With the two-year flood anniversary being recognised this week, Council appears to be pushing on with its plans to seek approval from the state government for floodplain development in Mullumbimby.