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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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Stories about "Bluesfest 2019":

Bluesfest thrills performers and punters

The festival has got off to an exciting start – Stay tuned for photos that will be uploaded throughout the Bluesfest weekend.

Bluesfest busking show-down

Last night was the Bluesfest busking finals showdown at The Beach Hotel and was quite something to see.

Blues brotherhood sticks together through thick and thin

If local band Brotherhood of the Blues needs any emotional inspiration when they step onto the stage at Bluesfest next month, they need only reflect on the ups and downs of the past two years.

Bluesfest in court over paid parking

Byron Bay’s Bluesfest has been taken to court by a frustrated ticket holder over its controversial decision to introduce parking fees at this year’s festival.

Look who’s on Bluesfest’s latest line-up announcement

Aussie icon Tash Sultana will return to Bluesfest to help celebrate its 30th Anniversary over Easter. And she'll be in good company, with three other great acts announced today.

Iggy Pop to play Byron BluesFest

Byron Bay blues will be at their best in 2019 with Iggy Pop, Norah Jones and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats being just some of the great acts that will grace the stage for the BluesFestival.

Bluesfest turns 30 and it is time to celebrate

It’s official Bluesfest has turned 30 and to celebrate that have just announced their first set of artists that will be taking to the stage during their Easter 2019 (April 18 – 22) anniversary festival.

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.