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Rains, drains, floods

The ABC news and Guardian recently published reports of the potential return of La Niña in 2024 bringing similar...

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Short stay accommodation saga at Ballina Council

The last Ballina Council meeting saw a straightforward request from staff for more information about the short term rental accommodation situation in the shire (as it relates to NSW government policy) turn into an elaborate saga.

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation wins major international prize

Australia's Indigenous Literacy Foundation is the 2024 recipient of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for children’s literature – a global award given annually to a person or organisation for their outstanding contribution to children’s and young adult literature.

Speed limits

I’m surprised to see that when you drive from Bangalow to Lismore via Clunes and Bexhill the speed limit...

Bangalow Chamber Music Festival relocates to Qld 

After two decades, Bangalow Chamber Music Festival organisers have announced they will be moving the event to Mount Tamborine, Qld, after ‘increased costs and lower than average ticket sales’.

Weighing in on Gaza and Israel

I’ve hesitated to weigh in on the ongoing debate about Gaza and Israel, but Michal Schiff’s pain over the...

After school care phased out 

Byron Council will cease providing out of school hours care (OSHC) in the shire after deciding that the cost and regulatory burden is too great to bear.

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MardiGrass returning in May

Nimbin is gearing up for its 32nd annual MardiGrass, the cannabis law reform protest and gathering held on the first weekend in May.

Adam Guise the Greens’ candidate for Lismore

As the jostling for position in the 2023 state election ramps up, the Greens have announced Lismore City Councillor and climate change activist Adam Guise as their candidate for Lismore. 

Call to see documents relating to John Barilaro

The questions and controversy over John Barilaro’s appointment as the Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner to the Americas, highlights a growing web of wheeling and dealing behind closed doors.

NSW Labor and Coalition vote against Great Koala Park

Koalas in NSW were listed as Endangered on 20 May this year as their number dwindle across the state. Yet yesterday (7 June) both...

Nurses strike for safe health ratios as NSW Health threatens ‘action’

Around 5,000 nurses and midwives marched on NSW Parliament yesterday with thousands more joining in around the state, including at Lismore, to seek safer staff-to-patient ratios in the public health system.

Cusack and Faehrmann talk to Traditional Owners about the Dunoon dam

A meeting in The Channon yesterday will go down in history as one of the major turning points in the fight against the Dunoon/Channon dam.

Tweed Greens highlight the plight of koalas

Protecting koalas is still at the forefront of conservation efforts in the Northern Rivers and Greens chair of the NSW government koala inquiry Cate Faehrmann MP recently visited Murwillumbah.

Drug tests taken over Nimbin MardiGrass weekend ‘invalid’ says MP

The validity of the roadside drug tests (RDT) conducted over the Nimbin Mardi Grass weekend in early May has been questioned after police were recorded breaching testing protocols during the weekend blitz.

Government fails to protect koalas

Greens MP and Committee Chair Cate Faehrmann said the Government’s response to the NSW Upper House Inquiry into Koala Populations and their Habitat, released yesterday, indicates it has no intention of acting upon many key recommendations made by the Committee in order to stop koalas becoming extinct in NSW before 2050.

Why RDT (roadside drug testing) is failing

Why, you might ask yourself, is there roadside drug testing (RDT)? The answer on most people's lips – that it improves safety on the roads and reduces accidents – would be the logical answer; yet former magistrate David Heilpern recently made it abundantly clear that this is not the case.

Peace

Elimination by people-power voting is necessary to remove dictators from Russia, Israel, China, Iran, wannabe (again!) North Korea, to avoid what is heading toward...

Itching for a Mullum flea market?

A new flea market will launch this Saturday, April 13 from 8am until 2pm at the Mullum Community College campus.

Bangalow Chamber Music Festival relocates to Qld 

After two decades, Bangalow Chamber Music Festival organisers have announced they will be moving the event to Mount Tamborine, Qld, after ‘increased costs and lower than average ticket sales’.

Success for Queensland’s first drug testing at Rabbits Eat Lettuce festival

The sun was peeking through the clouds as festival-goers arrived at the Rabbits Eat Lettuce festival in Queensland over the Easter weekend.