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Council is stating that breaches of licence conditions, in part, justifies spending $10m on transferring raw sewage from Ocean...

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After a long, arduous and uninformed debate… Saddle Road DA approved

Councillors finally ‘got there in the end’, interim Mayor, Michael Lyon, told an exhausted audience after many hours of confused meandering at last Thursday’s Council meeting.

Teacher vax

Dear teachers and community members. I have recently received an email from within my school community that asks me...

Privately owned, but still ‘sacred site’ – Nimbin church burns to the ground

Last night at around 9pm, St Patrick's Catholic Church in Nimbin burned to the ground.

Comment: Court rejects challenges to vax laws

More than a million people tuned into the live stream of  Kassam v Hazzard; Henry v Hazzard via the NSW Supreme Court’s YouTube channel over the past couple of weeks, many hoping for a judgment which invalidates public health orders which mandate vaccines for certain industries, such as healthcare, aged care and construction.

A prisoner of hope – healing possible as Country returned

In a recent conversation, with a dear friend, Gumilaroi educator Professor Bob Morgan, my spirit was lifted when he told me that after 50+ years of struggling for justice and equity for First Nations’ people in Australia and overseas that he remains ‘a prisoner of hope’ despite the glacial speed of progress and change.

Looking for men with osteoarthritis of the knee

Pain from arthritis can be debilitating and ‘is the most frequent cause of disability among adults in the developed world,’ says Professor Stephen Myers from Southern Cross University (SCU).

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Obama called on to help save koala

At the recent G20 Summit in Brisbane, the world’s leaders were all smiles as they had the opportunity to cuddle and take pictures with...

G20 circus makes Abbott the monkey

Having already pre-empted the headlines with his announcement with Xi Jinping at APEC, Barack Obama upstaged everyone with his powerful and wide-ranging speech at Queensland University, where he urged the masses to rise up and demand action, writes Mungo MacCallum.

Ebola is humanity’s greatest threat

Peter Olson, Goonengerry. ‘Being at first sceptical that ebola virus could be an aerosol-transmissible disease, we are now persuaded by a review of experimental and epidemiologic data that this might be an important feature of disease transmission’.

Obama is the Antichrist

Mike Mizzi, Byron Bay. Since WWI, when oil replaced coal as the major form of energy for transport and military applications, the nation that dominates the world oil markets and supplies dominates the world.

Climate change to come up at G20: Abbott

Prime Minister Tony Abbott is coming under increasing pressure to do more on climate change after US President Barack Obama announced an ambitious plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants by 30 per cent by 2030.

COVID-19 update: 5 new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District, Acting Chief Executive, Lynne Weir, says there were five new cases of COVID-19 reported for the District to 8pm last night, 21 October.

NSW Education responds to Teachers Federation over Murwillumbah Education Campus staff cuts

The NSW Education Department has responded to the NSW Teachers Federation's accusation that Education Minister Sarah Mitchell has only just revealed the extent of staff cuts at the mega school.

The Rebels and the Wraiths visit Nationals: ‘We are facing a planetary crisis’

As part of a fortnight of climate actions and protests with the Extinction Rebellion, over 30 activists visited MP Kevin Hogan’s office in Lismore yesterday pushing ghostly empty white prams.

NSW Legislative Council expresses concerns over push to burn native forests for power

The NSW Legislative Council unanimously passed a motion expressing its concerns over the growing push by industry to burn NSW native forests for electricity and hydrogen production.