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Move Beyond Coal turning up heat on government

Move Beyond Coal says it will be staging protests at Labor MP offices around the country over the next week to 'turn up the heat' on the government to stop approving climate-wrecking coal and gas projects.

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Solo exhibition by Judi Reynolds-Baxter

A solo exhibition of works by international and local artist Judi Reynolds-Baxter will be held at the Byron Bay Service Club this Saturday to raise funds for the Middle Earth Gardens Animal Sanctuary at Ewingsdale. There will be art for sale, monster raffles and a performance by percussion vocal group, Agapanthus.

Byron Bay march to focus on Hamas attacks on women

A women’s march is being organised by Northern Rivers group A Mother's Cry in solidarity with Israeli women and girls, and as a response to what the group describes as the UN's 'disturbing and harmful silence, following the brutal Hamas terror attacks in Israel’s south on 7 October.'

Team Cadwallader’s environmental war

At the November Ballina Council meeting, Cr Bruem (Team Cadwallader’s unofficial media advisor/spin doctor) continued his attack on the...

Minister Stephen Kamper – it’s time to talk about the Dirawong Reserve

Dear Minister I am writing this Open Letter to you as Minister responsible for Crown Lands. Previous letters to you...

Another Casino greyhound death

The second racing death of a greyhound at the Casino track in November has highlighted the failures of the racing industry’s safety initiatives, say animal welfare advocates.

Ballina rally against domestic violence this Friday

Police and Rotarians are inviting people on the Northern Rivers to wear purple and join them in speaking out against domestic violence this Friday in Ballina.

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Lismore Council privatises waste and keeps debate confidential

Possibly one of the most curious aspects of last night’s Lismore Council meeting was item 13.1 regarding the Waste Operation Review. The not-unexpected result of the vote swinging the way of the Mayor’s voting bloc.

Exceeding height limits, again

A proposed holiday unit development in the heart of Byron Bay that has been twice knocked back by Council due to height breaches is set to get the green light at this week’s Council meeting.

Nimbin released from water restrictions

Though much of the state is looking at bringing water restrictions forward in the face of El Niño, Level 2 restrictions in Nimbin will be officially lifted from next Monday, October 23. 

Editorial: Submission on Council’s Housing Option Paper

Byron Shire Council is asking residents to comment on its Housing Options Paper, which is currently on exhibition at www.byron.nsw.gov.au until November 6.

Lismore Council votes against planning support motion for flood impacted residents

At Tuesday’s Council meeting in Lismore Councillor Adam Guise moved a motion that Council hold a public briefing identifying existing and potential planning mechanisms that support flood-impacted residents to rebuild or relocate post-flood. 

Lismore Council – you can’t beat the six pack

One of the hottest issues at Lismore Council this year was an application to further extend the life of the Santin quarry at Monaltrie. Among accusations of favours for friends, the application was approved.

Ciggie butts tops in litter prevention project 

A litter prevention project has been a success, say Byron Shire Council staff, with 1,450 pieces of litter being prevented from flowing into the Cape Byron Marine Park over a two month period.

Are you for trees or not for trees? That is the question

Cr Andrew Gordon did his best to not let Lismore Council talk about trees on Tuesday evening, in what has become a tradition of epic monthly meetings needing to be carried over to another day in the Goonellabah chambers.

Tweed Conservation Strategy on exhibition

Tweed Council are hoping residents will help shape the future of the Tweed’s natural environment by providing feedback on Council’s draft Tweed Conservation Strategy.

Will Lismore Council purchase RTRL land?

The Richmond Tweed Regional Library Committee has resolved to sell vacant land at 1 Lancaster Drive Goonellabah. On Tuesday Lismore Councillors voted unanimously to try to purchase the area which is surplus to the Library’s requirements.

Industrial relations reform bill passes parliament

New industrial relations laws have passed NSW parliament today, which the government says will create the structure needed to deliver meaningful improvements to wages and conditions for hundreds and thousands of workers in the state.

Fire ant update in the Tweed

There were information sessions this morning for local businesses and industry members impacted by the detection of Red Imported Fire Ants (RIFA) at South Murwillumbah, with the opportunity to find out more information about the strategy that the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) are using to contain and eradicate the fire ants.

$15 million to subsidise habitat destruction?

The recently-released NSW Forestry Corporation’s annual report, which shows that taxpayers will again be asked to spend $15 million to subsidise native forest logging, has today been labelled ‘a damning indictment on our state’.

Lismore Council unveils latest upcycled Christmas tree

Lismore City Council has unveiled its iconic sustainable city Christmas tree. This is the eighth year of Lismore’s upcycled Christmas tree being proudly displayed on the corner of Keen and Magellan streets, following a one-year hiatus after the 2022 flood disaster.