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New data reveals NSW social housing waitlist blowout

A fresh analysis by Homelessness NSW reveals where people are waiting the longest for social housing, sparking calls to double the supply of social homes and boost services funding.

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Cr McCarthy versus the macaranga

This morning Ballina Shire Council will hear a motion from Cr Steve McCarthy to remove the native macaranga tree from the list of approved species for planting by Ballina Council and local community groups.

Cape Byron Distillery release world-first macadamia cask whisky

S Haslam The parents of Cape Byron Distillery CEO Eddie Brook established the original macadamia farm that you can see...

Save Wallum now

The Save Wallum campaign has been ongoing and a strong presence of concerned conservationists are on site at Brunswick...

Foodie road-trip paradise: Harvest Food Trail

Calling all food and farm enthusiasts, the iconic Harvest Food Trail is happening soon, over four days from May...

Musicians and MLC support the save Wallum fight

As the drama unfolded between police and protesters at the Wallum Development in Brunswick Heads yesterday, people were drawn to the site by the red alerts sent out by the Save Wallum organisers.

D-day for Bruns pod village pesticide treatment

After two delays, the NSW Reconstruction Authority (RA) will be treating Bruns emergency pods with a pesticide treatment, despite some strong opposition from flood-affected residents.

Stories about "blockade":

Cars block roads as fences go up at Wallum

Dozens of protesters blocked three entry points to the Wallum development in Brunswick Heads this morning as fencing contractors moved in to section off the cul-de-sacs leading into the site.

Tarkine/takayna rainforest defence enters fifth day

Tasmanian police have arrived in the contentious Meunna forest this morning as protests continue. The community campaign to defend remnant rainforest from logging at Meunna on the northern edge of takayna has entered its fifth day as local farmer Cabe McKenzie locks on to logging machinery.

Direct action – antidote to despair

The truth about climate change is alarming to say the least. But I was heartened over the weekend of November 25 and 26 to hear it discussed with great clarity and nuance at the Rising blockade of the Newcastle's coal port.

Protestors find endangered Gliders in active logging zone

Forest campaigners have today stopped work in Styx River State Forest north east of Armidale to protect a Greater Glider and its home.

Activists block ‘facilitation of the climate crisis’ at ports in Newcastle, Brisbane and Melbourne

As part of a coordinated mobilisation of actions in response to what they say is Australia's facilitation of the climate and ecological crisis, there are blockades in port at Newcastle, Melbourne and Brisbane this morning.

Remembering Deb Whitley

On Saturday a large group of friends and family gathered to remember 'eco-warrior' Deb Whitley at her beautiful property in Glenugie, south of Grafton.

Forest protectors determined to save Bulga

Forest protestors at Bulga Forest are nothing if not determined to resist what they say is the logging carnage in the area.

Bulga Plateau locals blockade forest

Locals from the Bulga Plateau have vowed to resist attempts by what they say is the State-owned logging corporation’s carnage in Bulga State Forest, and to that end this morning they blocked access to the logging zone.

The Terania blockade celebrates 40 years on

The Channon Market became a reunion ground on Sunday as those who fought for the forest gathered to acknowledge, celebrate, rekindle and share the stories of the forests and how they came to be saved.

Yeomans leaves XR: a ‘toxic, manipulative cult’

In a blow Extinction Rebellion (XR) local coordinator Sherrie Yeomans says she has walked away from the Byron Bypass blockade. ‘I can no longer surround myself with the toxic, manipulative Extinction Rebellion cult,’

Domestic violence service calls for urgent action to address crisis

Relationships Australia NSW is calling for urgent intervention from the NSW government to address men’s violence against women, following the horrific murder of Molly Ticehurst.

Menacing dog declaration revoked

After an emotional deputation from the owner of the dog involved, Ballina Shire Council has this morning revoked a menacing dog declaration for the kelpie Lilo, which was brought into effect following a bite in July 2022.

More Byron CBD height exceedance approved

Two multi-storey mixed-use developments with a combined value of $36.2 million have been approved for the centre of Byron Bay, despite both exceeding height limits for that part of the Shire.

eSafety commissioner granted legal injunction as X refuses to hide violent content

Australia’s Federal Court has granted the eSafety commissioner a two-day legal injunction to compel X, Elon Musk’s social media platform, to hide posts showing graphic content of the Wakeley church stabbing in Sydney.