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Protests against Violet CoCo’s 15 months imprisonment

On Friday environment activist Violet CoCo faced the Magistrates Court, at the Downing Centre in Sydney for peacefully protesting climate inaction. She was sentenced to  15 months imprisonment, with a non-parole period of eight months for engaging in non-violent protest.

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Urine sample test: new way to detect and screen for early stages of Alzheimer’s disease

When it comes to Alzheimer’s disease, an early diagnosis – one made well before signs of irreversible dementia are apparent – is key to providing effective intervention and treatment.

Brunswick, Belongil and Tallows wait for Emergency Response Beacons

In early November two men were saved from drowning at Dreamtime Beach, Fingal Head when a women activated the Emergency Response Beacon, alerting the Surf Life Saving NSW State Operations Centre that the men were drowning. There are three waiting to be deployed in Byron Shire.

Gulihl Art exhibition – bringing First Nations artists and their connection to Country to you

Byron’s ‘pop-up’ Firefly Art Gallery is presenting the work of local First Nations artists in the upcoming Gulihl Art exhibition in Marvell Hall.

Vehicles on beaches

Some Ballina councillors have their heads in the sand about vehicles on beaches! I ask them to think about...

Ballina council to kick-start waste reduction policies and projects

The Ballina Shire Council has voted unanimously to adopt a newly drafted policy aimed at waste reduction.

Byron’s historic jetty engine unveiled

A piece of Byron Bay history, the old Green Frog jetty engine, has been restored and is now on permanent display at the Byron Bay Railway Station.

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Developer denies letter to minister was an ‘ultimatum’

One of Australia’s wealthiest developers, who wrote to the premier lobbying for the new Tweed hospital to be built on a site that he owns, denies it was an ultimatum.

Tweed mayor wins defamation case

Tweed shire mayor Katie Milne has been awarded $45,000 in damages plus costs after winning a defamation case against billionaire developer Bob Ell.

Tweed mayor alleges developer defamed her

A defamation action by Tweed mayor Katie Milne against the Tweed's biggest developer was heard over several days in the Supreme Court in Sydney this week.

Kings Forest gets green light to clear koala habitat

The federal environment department has given billionaire developer Bob Ell the right to clear almost 15 hectares of koala habitat during the construction of his controversial Kings Forest development near Kingscliff.

Judges reject appeals by developer and Tweed councillor

The long-running defamation case by billionaire property developer Bob Ell against Greens Tweed Shire councillor Katie Milne has come to an end, with three appeal court judges rejecting bids by both of them to overturn the original Supreme Court judgements.

Tweed councillor’s email not malicious: judge

Billionaire property developer Bob Ell has been awarded $15,000 in damages in a defamation action he brought against Tweed Cr Katie Milne over an email she sent alleging he had a scandalous association with a murdered Sydney hitman.

Developer ‘tried to buy favours’

Luis Feliu The property tycoon behind the Tweed’s two biggest ever housing developments tried to buy favours of the state government and the local shire...

Monash report: women will wait 200 years for income equity

The first Australian Women’s Health and Wellbeing Scorecard: Towards equity for women from Monash University found that at current rates it will take 70 years to reach full-time employment equality with men, and more than 200 years to reach income equity.

So you think someone needs a puppy for Christmas?

If you’re thinking about giving your loved one a puppy as a gift this Christmas, Dogs Australia urges you to think twice.

Handball bouncing kids back after the floods

Following the 2022 floods, Albert Park Public School teacher Troy Davies had an idea to bring about a bit of much-needed fun into students’ lives by suggesting the handball competition to beat them all.

Pianos delivered, for the people!

Following the devastating 2022 floods, Pianos for the People answered the call to bring music to the people of the Northern Rivers.