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We all live in a magic submarine…
Several commentators have remarked that, while the mainstream media is locked in furious agreement with the government over AUKUS and the trillion dollar submarines (a guess at the final price tag), social and independent media are telling quite a different tale.
Flood-affected still without assistance
Over a year has passed since the devastating February 2022 floods, but many residents of the Northern Rivers have not received the support to retrofit, raise or buyback their homes, as pledged to them by the federal and state governments.
Man dies in custody in Casino
A critical incident investigation is underway following the death of a man in Casino today.
Victoria offers solutions for a kinder world
Local author, Victoria Thompson, is so passionate about protecting animals that she spent eight years researching and writing the book Animals Are Us – a guide to a kinder world.
Scientists call for urgent groundwater management
Groundwater provides almost one-third of the nation’s water and is worth more than $34 billion to the economy, but results from a recent major review have prompted scientists to call for urgent and better appraisal of groundwater and how we manage it.
Dredging rivers: what are the Ballina candidates’ positions?
A recent Meet the Candidates evening in Ocean Shores saw discussion around how to manage local river systems, which have silted up over generations, and likely contributed to the high flood levels experienced in 2022.
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How big should Byron become?
‘How much is enough’ is the question posed for an upcoming forum that will consider how Byron grows into the future.
Byron Council pursues Butler St residents
Is Byron Shire Council trying to stifle the community’s rights to reject unwanted or questionable development? The question has been raised after it emerged that the council is pursuing court costs from Butler Street residents over their bypass challenge.
CABS responds to Ibrahim’s criticisms
Jenny Coman for CABS. Yes Cr Ibrahim, democracy does include 'divergent opinions' but there is much more to it than that. The Echo gave us a good summary of events at the last council meeting (March 17) and process was clearly very poor in the examples CABS singled out for criticism.
Council faction still failing: CABS
The Community Alliance for Byron Shire (CABS) says it has assessed the recent performance of Byron Council against the Community Charter for Good Planning and found them still to be failing.
Byron council critics intelligent and articulate
Jessie Chapman, Byron Bay. I was touched and inspired at last weeks council meeting listening to the caring, intelligent and articulate representatives of various Byron Shire community organisations speak to council about their dissatisfaction with council’s procedure’s and practices.
Byron council scores ‘epic fail’ on Good Planning Charter
A new peak body of Byron shire organisations has used this morning’s public access meeting to hand the council a ‘report card’ based on what it says is its ‘epic failure’ to adhere to the Community Charter for Good Planning that it signed in 2014.
NSW state election
Could Tweed Hospital see the first patient cannabis consumption room?
Marc Selan of the Legalise Cannabis Party is keen to keep the old Tweed Hospital open and says he would like to see the first patient cannabis consumption room at that site.
Clarence State Electorate
Voting guide to preferencing in the NSW lower house
The NSW election, to be held on Saturday March 25, uses optional preferencing in both houses of parliament.
Homeless koala house hunting in Manly
As the trees continue to fall at the hands of the NSW government's Forestry Corporation in Yarret State Forest Blinky the koala has had to abandon his home.
Residents of Cabbage Tree Island want to go home
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Anger and frustration at not being able to go home saw a group of residents reclaim their properties yesterday on Cabbage Tree Island.