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Family Court scrapped

Despite overwhelming opposition from Australia’s family law specialists and advocates, the federal Liberal-Nationals government and cross benchers scrapped the Family Law Court and subsumed it into the circuit courts last week.

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TGA obstructs prescription psilocybin, MDMA

Imagine that some crazy professors convince a bunch of participants at a five-day mindfulness retreat to agree to take part in an experiment where half of them are given magic mushrooms, and half of them a placebo.

Loveday wins All Shorts second year in a row

Filmmakers travelled from where COVID allowed this weekend to be part of the 30th birthday celebrations for Flickerfest in...

Police use road spikes to catch speeder

Police say that on Friday at around 10.45pm, they received information that a stolen Hyundai Santa Fe was travelling south of the Pacific Motorway towards the QLD/NSW border.

Council’s power

Matthew O’Reilly I refer to Ian Pickles’ letter, titled ‘Developers’ power’ (Letters, 10 February). Generally, I must agree with most of...

Interview with Sarah McLeod

Sarah McLeod is a passionate woman. She’s Aussie rock royalty, front person of The Superjesus and a powerful solo performer. In this interview she talks about her two loves, one new and one gone; her piano and her dog. One found, and one lost, during lockdown.

Will Ballina Council live up to its promise?

A motion from Cr Jeff Johnson to be tabled at Ballina Shire Council's meeting this week will ask the council to live up to its promise to act on the climate emergency, and divest from fossil fuel investments.

Stories about "coral bleaching":

Water droplets give the reef more time – but climate action needed

As the Great Barrier Reef experiences its third mass coral bleaching in five years innovation can gives us more time to save the reef but climate action is needed.

Yet another bleaching event hits Great Barrier Reef

Several conservation organisations are reporting that the Great Barrier Reef may have suffered yet another coral bleaching event, as climate change pushes water temperatures to dangerous levels. 

Planet Watch: Drowning not waving – tales from a dying ocean

This month Planet Watch explores how climate change will affect the oceans and its creatures.

Scientists call on public to defend coral reefs

The climate emergency is gathering pace as scientists continue to quantify the impacts of a heating planet and the long term viability of sustaining humanity, and the planet, as we know it.

Coral bleaching could happen every two years: report

Under current greenhouse gas pollution levels the Great Barrier Reef could be hit with catastrophic bleaching every two years by 2034, according to a new report.

Stop eating meat to save the reef

Desmond Bellamy, special projects coordinator, PETA Australia, Byron Bay  The Great Barrier Reef, described by David Attenborough as one of the ‘greatest wonders’ on earth,...

Great Barrier Reef section edited out of climate change report

The removal of an entire section on the Great Barrier Reef from an international report on World Heritage and climate change has been justified by the Australian government because of the impact on tourism.

Cavanbah centre gets a taste of 3×3 basketball

The Byron Beez basketball team in collaboration with the U League hosted a 3x3 tournament at the Cavanbah centre at the end of January that attracted 30 teams.

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault acquitted

Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.

Amber alert for blue-green algae at Lake Ainsworth

An amber alert has been put in place for Lake Ainsworth near Lennox Head in relation to the presence of blue-green algae.

Ready for Byron’s latest massive development on Jonson St?

The changing face of Byron as Gold Coast and Sydney developers move in to recreate the look and feel of the town with intense development proposals.