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Mick woke up this morning to a great epiphany. So, we’ve decided to forget all our activism, we’re going...

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Israel and Palestine

As an apologist for Israel, Michael Burd (Letters, 12 January) conveniently ignores the harsh truth of Israel’s brutal oppression,...

First Byron Shire Council meeting postponed

Byron Shire Council’s first meeting of newly minted councillors was to take place today, 20 January, however, the storm of COVID-19 that is taking place across the country led to it being postponed.

Can you volunteer to help Friends of the Koala in Lismore?

Lismore’s Friends of the Koala have been on the frontline of saving koalas for many long years and are looking for volunteers to help them keep the species alive.

Disaster prevention pledge welcomed

The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) has welcomed a pre-election commitment from Federal Labor to invest up to $200 million per year in disaster prevention and resilience.

Lismore Women’s Festival cancelled

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis that is sweeping NSW and other states in Australia the Lismore Women’s Festival has been cancelled.

Eva Ramsey says she will be her own woman on Ballina Council

One of Ballina's new councillors in B Ward is independent Eva Ramsey, who was elected as part of Sharon Cadwallader's team and is joining council for the first time. So why now, and what does she stand for?

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Mullum2Bruns not for protesters, say organisers

Organisers of the Mullum2Bruns Paddle, which takes place this coming Sunday (June 27) say they want to avoid the event becoming ‘a platform for protest or activism’.

‘Palestinemobile’ visits local MP Justine Elliot’s office

The Byron Friends of Palestine ‘Palestinemobile’ visited local MP Jusinte Elliot’s office yesterday to 'protest the Labor party’s silence in the face of Israeli...

Israel not an apartheid state

Dr Dvir Abramovich, Chairman, Anti-Defamation Commission.  We write in response to the article “Palestine friends to target north coast MPs, ABC offices” that appeared in...

Palestine friends to target north coast MPs, ABC offices

Byron shire’s supporters of Palestine are ramping up their protest against 'apartheid Israel' with planned actions against federal MPs on the north coast in coming weeks.

Palestine and Israel supporters clash at paddle event

The serene and peaceful Mullum2Bruns Paddle Event last week appears to have descended into scuffles and threats over the contentious relationship between Palestine and...

Byron council singles out Palestine friends

Gareth Smith, Byron Friends of Palestine. It appears that Byron Shire Council rangers discriminate against Byron Friends of Palestine (BFOP) because our unattached trailer carrying pro-Palestine messages was very quickly pounced upon with threats that unless it was immediately moved it would be impounded.

Boat people we are

We here in this country, now called Australia, need to be reminded that we started off as ‘boat people’. The First Fleet arrived (including my...

Israel and Palestine

As an apologist for Israel, Michael Burd (Letters, 12 January) conveniently ignores the harsh truth of Israel’s brutal oppression, while claiming there are two...

Greens Mandy Nolan to hold community forum in support of nurses and paramedics

Locally and across the state nurses, and paramedics are struggling in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as they are being asked to do double shifts and manage effectively in health system that is struggling to cope. This has led to an increasing number of nurses and paramedics resigning.

NSW COVID update on COVID deaths – vax stats and comorbidities

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet again opened his COVID update with condolences to families who have lost loved ones, and thanks to the  ‘inspirational work of our health workers'.