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Shenhua gone and Breeza breathes again

In a much-hoped-for move, the NSW Government and the China Shenhua Energy Company Limited have reached a $100 million agreement in which Shenhua will withdraw its mining lease application and surrender its development consent for the Shenhua Watermark Coal project at Breeza on the Liverpool Plains.

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Interview with Dave Callan

Dave Callan is a big hairy Irish bloke. He’s funny. You would have seen him on Rove and heard him on Triple J – but now you get to see him dance! With backup dancers and a show full of spectacular choreography and a hairy Viking, catch A–Z of Dance at Byron Comedy Fest. Dave told us a little more…

Paramedic pay

Sue McLeod, Myocum  I was saddened by the plight of our paramedics and their union’s frustrated attempts to seek a pay...

Shenhua gone and Breeza breathes again

In a much-hoped-for move, the NSW Government and the China Shenhua Energy Company Limited have reached a $100 million agreement in which Shenhua will withdraw its mining lease application and surrender its development consent for the Shenhua Watermark Coal project at Breeza on the Liverpool Plains.

An insult, Poppa

From what I can understand, Poppa Veet Mayo’s letter seems to imply that this latest COVID scare is a...

Local youth among those hardest hit by housing affordability crisis

A 20 per cent spike in rents is driving an increase in youth homelessness across the North Coast, the organisers of a national campaign to end homelessness say.

Pandemic plate lickers release lockdown dessert

The 2020 pandemic lockdown meant the entire entertainment industry was cancelled, but making music cannot be cancelled.

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Problems at the border for hospital staff and patients

Both the Health Services Union (HSU) and a Tweed Shire Councillor are urging the New South Wales and the Queensland governments to make border crossing easier for hospital staff.

Police find cocaine and MDMA in cross border op

Police seven people have been arrested following a six-month investigation into the supply of MDMA and cocaine on the NSW Far North Coast and south-east Queensland.

Queensland border pass changes

The Queensland police say that an improved border pass system to streamline the process of entering Queensland will be introduced tomorrow.

Drug bust at Tugun border check point

Police say two men have been charged after officers located eight kilos of cocaine during a vehicle intercept at the border checkpoint in Tugun last Friday.

20 PINs issued following weekend breaches of COVID rules

Police have issued 20 Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) following a number of alleged breaches of Ministerial Directions under the Public Health Act across the state at the weekend.

Border bubble to expand on October 1

Annastacia Palaszczuk MP announced this morning that the Queensland’s border 'bubble' zone will expand from 1am on Thursday, October 1 to include Byron, Ballina, Lismore, Richmond Valley and Glen Innes council areas.

Lismore survey shows community suffering from border closure

Lismore council have been conducting an online survey about the restrictions which has seen the New South Wales/Queensland border closed.

Parties work together on border bubble relief

The challenging issues surrounding the ‘border bubble’ are causing a lot of confusion and in some cases, headache and heartache for residents in the Tweed area

Queensland border: who and where, can and can’t

With restrictions and border lines changing almost daily, you could be forgiven for being confused about who can and can't cross the border from New South Wales into Queensland and what postcodes are considered border towns.

Border restrictions expanded for NSW hotspots

Police say that cross-border commuters are being requested to update their border declaration passes following the announcement of a new COVID-19 hotspot in New South Wales from today.

Pandemic plate lickers release lockdown dessert

The 2020 pandemic lockdown meant the entire entertainment industry was cancelled, but making music cannot be cancelled.

5MW solar farm funding under question

A 5MW solar farm proposed for Myocum, located near the Byron Resource Recovery Centre, poses a ‘high degree of risk’, and could jeopardise funding for other large Council infrastructure projects, according to a staff report, to be tabled at this Thursday’s meeting.

Tony Barry, Ben Chifley and FD’s Four Freedoms

Local actor-vist, Tony Barry, has taken on a lot since he moved to the Northern Rivers, and though cancer took one of his legs, Tony still manages to put in the hard yards for social, environmental and human rights causes.

Government bullying and hidden agendas

Frank Ball, Tweed Heads The treatment of Christine Holgate while CEO of Australia Post is nothing short of scandalous. Not only is it a prime example...