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Unions meet with Norco over staff stand down

With flood-ravaged Norco in Lismore under scrutiny the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union, the Australasian Meat Industry Employees Union, and the Electrical Trades Union met with management on Thursday to discuss the company’s plans for its Lismore ice cream factory.

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Flash flood alert Tweed, Byron, Ballina and Lismore Shires

At 2.43am a SES (State Emergency Service) text was received by people in the Tweed and Byron Shire warning of ‘Heavy rain, dangerous flash flooding for Tweed Byron area overnight’ with possible ‘flash flooding and rapid river rises’ in ‘low-lying areas’.

Byron Council looking at rain damage

Byron Shire Council says they have staff out and about across the Shire today assessing damage from the rain.

7.30am update from the SES regarding floods in the Northern Rivers

The State Emergency Service (SES) issued a statement a few minutes ago with an update on the flooding situation in the Northern Rivers.

WAR wins another rugby premiership

WAR’s Dan Damen shoots through the Bangalow defence to claim a try in Saturday’s grand final. Photo Vicki Kerry Wollongbar...

Trampling of the graves of the murdered: reply to Will Liley

As I read Will Liley’s response to my article in dedication to my late uncle, I recalled the poem in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s novel Clandestine in Chile:

Will degrowth be forced upon us?

For decades, we have been engaged in the old cold war battle between capitalism and communism.

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The Billys of Bangalow fly again

It was nothing but glorious spring weather for the Bangalow Billycart Derby on Sunday where the main drag was blocked off for a spectacular race day.

GG, Bob Carr, and Morrison

Back page note (7 September) from Bob Carr that the Governor-General (GG) got $18m from Morrison at the same time as the secret signing...

Mangroves keep carbon in the soil for 5,000 years

Marine forests are great long-term carbon sinks. In fact, according to new research on a Mexican mangrove forest, they can keep carbon out of the atmosphere for millennia.

West Byron flooding

All east coast communities are now daily regularly warned by the ABC radio/TV, by the Bureau of Meteorology, to prepare for flooding. The flooding...

Odd row of lights

Just following up the letter from Sarah Smith in the August 31 issue. It was a Starlink satellite train. My webcam captured the scene. Michael...