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Tweed Council to write to government for more housing support

With a shortage of affordable housing in most areas of the Far North Coast, it is not surprising that Tweed is also feeling the pinch and Council has declared a housing emergency in the area owing to a lack of availability and affordability.

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Byron Council formally opposes ‘Byron Baes’ TV show

Paul Bibby Byron Council will write to streaming giant Netflix stating its disapproval and opposition to the filming of controversial...

Cartoon of the week – 21 April, 2021

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You Donne good

Liz Levy, Suffolk Park I’d like to thank whoever decided to reprint John Donne’s beautiful poem ‘No Man is an Island’...

Understand climate?

Peter Olson, Goonengerry Have you noticed it getting a bit chilly at night recently? Do you think we will have a...

Electricity ‘fun facts’

Anonymous, Ballina I’m surprised that a part of David Lowe’s online article of March 15 slipped under the fact-check radar (‘Tamara Smith...

Byron Bay wants Byron Baes to back off

Faster than speeding reality TV producer, members of the Byron community have swiftly mounted a multi-pronged attack against the proposed ‘influencer’ based Netflix show Byron Baes.

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COVID: infectious sisters visit Byron Bay

As Brisbane prepares to go into another three-day lockdown Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says it is a necessary measure to stop the UK variant of COVID which is highly infectious.

The Greater Brisbane lockdown restrictions

Queensland Health has clarified transit restrictions in place from 6pm last night (Friday, 9 January), limiting incoming and outgoing movements from the Greater Brisbane Area.

XR disrupts Brisbane CBD during cycle against social collapse

Extinction Rebellion Brisbane/Meanjin’s Cycle Against Social Collapse caused significant disruption to peak hour traffic yesterday in the Brisbane CBD.

Emergency alert issued for Brisbane suburbs

Emergency alerts from Queensland Health have been issued for residents in multiple suburbs in the south, south-east and south-west of Brisbane.

Editorial – Civil liberties: good or bad?

With attention fixated on injustice, policing and black lives, the NSW Council for Civil Liberties (NSWCCL) is just one voice of sanity in a country awash with racism and bigotry.

Former midwife fined over climate action protest stunt

Police also charged a 28-year-old Brisbane man, a 20-year-old NSW man and a 22-year-old NSW woman over their parts in the protest.

Brisbane former midwife says climate emergency is killing children

The Brisbane midwife said couldn’t stand by as the government ‘harmed children by continuing to ignore the climate emergency’.

XR activists shut down Brisbane bridge in peak hour

Protestors said they stalled peak hour traffic in both directions and police later arrested 35-year-old activist Sean Nolan before releasing him in the early afternoon.

28 arrests as Extinction Rebellion protest in Brisbane

Brisbane has again been disrupted by Extinction Rebellion activists as they highlight the climate disaster that, according to the scientific community, needs immediate action from governments around the world.

Brisbane peak hour traffic stopped for climate crisis

Extinction Rebellion used non-violent protest in Brisbane this morning at around 7.30am to highlight the need to take action on the climate emergency.

Simon Richardson steps down as Byron Shire Mayor

In an eventful day for Byron Shire Council, pot-stirrer Fast Buck$ was ejected from the council chambers yesterday and later Cr Simon Richardson announced that he will be stepping down as mayor from the end of next week.

Pay parking for Lennox Head?

Yesterday's Ballina Shire Council meeting saw councillors raise the spectre of paid parking at Lennox Head, and possibly elsewhere in the shire.

They will not be forgotten…

In the wake of the pandemic restrictions, ANZAC Day will be commemorated in a COVID safe fashion and some areas will ask residents to...

East Ballina Lions desperately needs new members

East Ballina Lions Club has given over thirty years of service to numerous community programs and initiatives, but if it doesn't get more members soon, it will have to close.