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New venues of concern in Ballina

The Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of new venues of concern associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

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Tweed Council says ‘No’ to State government taking their developer income

Tweed Shire Councillors have rejected a proposal by the NSW government, that would reduce the ability of local councils to collect infrastructure contributions from developers.

NSW Regional Housing Taskforce to recommend holiday rental regulation changes

Regional Housing Taskforce Chair Garry Fielding says recommendations around short-term holiday letting regulations will feature in his report to planning minister Rob Stokes later this month.

New venues of concern in Ballina

The Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of new venues of concern associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

Long COVID and the science, so far…

Increasing COVID-19 vaccination rates as quickly as possible is currently a major focus for Australia.

Biggest corporate greenwashers revealed by Greenpeace

According to a new analysis by Greenpeace, most of Australia’s highest-emitting companies that have implemented net-zero emission commitments do not have any will to meet their target.

Ring of steel called for as Byron and Tweed locked down – again

Councillors and members of parliament from across the region are calling for greater restrictions on who can come to the Northern Rivers and other vulnerable regional areas from COVID hotspots in NSW.

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Alcohol related violence in Byron Bay drops 60 per cent

The Byron Liquor Accord has welcomed a 60 per cent drop in alcohol-related incidents (ARIs) since 2012. Alcohol-related incidents have dropped from 4,277 in 2012 – above the NSW average – to 1,342 incidents in 2016.

OLGR reveals Byron venue breaches

The Office of Liquor Gaming & Racing has finally detailed the nature of some 10 breaches by five licensed premises in Byron Bay on the October long weekend, although it has yet to name the venues.

Byron Bay Liquor Accord conditions ‘not breached’

Byron Bay Liquor Accord's Hannah Spalding says the licensing condition breaches detected at five venues during the October long weekend were not related to the voluntary conditions agreed to by the group's members.

Licensing blitz finds more breaches in Byron Bay venues

A swoop by the Office of Liquor Gaming and Racing (OLGR) on Byron Bay venues over the Labour Day long weekend found a number of breaches, prompting one campaigner to call for an end to self-regulation of the industry.

Pub lockout laws may not work: study

A new study challenges the effectiveness of controversial lockout laws from bars and clubs, such as were implemented in Byron Bay in 2013.

Byron Council to oppose Aldi liquor licence

A submission from Byron Shire Council will be made to the Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority objecting to the proposed liquor licence for the Aldi supermarket in Byron Bay.

Call to oppose Byron ALDI liquor licence

Byron Greens Councillor Duncan Dey will ask council on Thursday to submit an objection to the granting of a liquor licence to Byron Bay’s ALDI store.

Byron street violence down: police

The assault rate on the streets of Byron has dropped 13 per cent in a year and police say it is due to the conditions of Byron Bay's Liquor Accord beginning to bite.

Police union calls for earlier lockouts

Police and harm-prevention campaigners have called for tougher alcohol-trading restrictions in Byron Bay to tackle the grog-fuelled violence problem in the town.

Alcohol-violence working group formed

Byron Shire Mayor Simon Richardson says the new group needs to 'develop a whole-of-town response', to Byron's alcohol-fuelled violence, 'rather than fighting over individual aspects'.

Byron Bay beach party end in PINS and a charge for biting

Police say a woman has been charged and four Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) issued following a beach party in the Byron Bay area overnight.

Fundraising for koala signs for Bangalow

As the koala mating season has started, Bangalow Koalas has set up fundraising to create incorporate more koala road signs. Bangalow Koalas, who keep a watch...

Nuclear Submarines – just a foot in the door

In the next few months we will hear a lot about how superior nuclear-powered submarines are. Vice Admiral Mike Noonan is even claiming superior stealth characteristics – which is simply not true. Yes, they tend to be faster. This is great if you want to go thousands of kilometres in a matter of days. But they are also much more expensive.

Compost back on Lismore’s gardening menu

Lismore City Council says that their BIOCycle Compost is again on sale from the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre and Nimbin Transfer Station, after a two-year break.