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Mud benda rant

Regarding last week’s Splendour Festival and all the ‘haters’ out there. I took along a few seriously fun-deprived teenage...

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Powerhouse six

Bearfoot is a powerhouse sextet that knows how to dig in and get a crowd bouncing, then brings them...

Revenge

The Fischer–Spassky 1992 Twentieth Anniversary Rematch was in fact Russia and Spassky’s revenge. Russia knew that Bobby Fischer was unstable,...

Byron Council to vote on major flood recovery works  

Major drainage enhancements in flood-affected areas, and the employment of a Council officer to help residents rebuild and return to their homes, are among a raft of measures proposed by Byron Council under the latest round of disaster funding.

Flat Earth Byron councillors

In face of the facts, an approval of the development application (DA) for a basement car park in Brunswick...

Lismore Council votes against supporting Assange

At Tuesday's Council meeting Councillor Guise proposed a motion that Council writes to the Federal Government, Prime Minister and relevant Ministers denouncing the extradition of Julian Assange from the UK and urging the Prime Minister to make a public statement denouncing the extradition.

Bullet Train

A former and unlucky assassin codenamed ‘Ladybug’ is determined to do his job peacefully after one too many gigs...

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Lismore Council votes against supporting Assange

At Tuesday's Council meeting Councillor Guise proposed a motion that Council writes to the Federal Government, Prime Minister and relevant Ministers denouncing the extradition of Julian Assange from the UK and urging the Prime Minister to make a public statement denouncing the extradition.

Council acknowledges desire for house relocations, buybacks and land swaps

Last night Lismore Council looked at House Relocations, Land swaps and Buy Backs when Councillor Adam Guise’s moved a motion that “Council acknowledges flood impacted ratepayers' desire for house relocations, buybacks and land swaps."

Lismore Council on gender equity in management

Last night Lismore Council met for their monthly meeting and Councillor Big Rob asked a question about gender equality in the upper echelons of Council.

Goonellabah koalas win after rescission lost

One of the contentious pieces of business at Tuesday’s Lismore Council meeting was the rescission motion moved by Councillors Steve Krieg, Andrew Bing and Andrew Gordon on Council's June 23 decision to refuse the DA at 226 Invercauld Road, Eastwood Estate extension.

What Lismore Council has to do to get $20,000,000

Item 16.1 on Lismore Council’s July meeting agenda turned into a show stopper on Tuesday evening at Goonellabah, as councillors discussed $20,000,000, and what they’d have to do to get it. It emerged that a crucial document relating to Lismore's future had been signed by General Manager John Walker with no discussion. Was this administration by stealth?

Lismore Council’s omnishambles July meeting

Steve Krieg’s campaign slogan was We are the change, but many in the Lismore community are wondering what the ‘change’ actually means. People are at a loss to know what is happening in council – and they not getting what they bargained for?

‘Soft stabilisation’ works for Byron beaches

Byron Council will undertake a major dune recovery operation at Main and Clarke’s Beach, after securing much-needed government funding for the project.

Tweed Council to sponsor community events

With disasters like fires, floods and pandemics, still smouldering in our recent memory, Tweed Shire Council wants to know if you have an event that will help the Tweed community reconnect and celebrate after tough times?

Lismore Council votes to workshop temporary dwellings

With so many prongs currently on the disaster response fork, it's hard to know if Lismore Council is robbing Peter to pay Pauline as voting on leapfrogging issues means there is a possibility that everyone could lose – or win.

Lismore Council votes on the Future Water Project 2060 – again

Looking at Lismore's the never-ending issue of water – not enough or too much – there was yet another vote about its future on Tuesday evening.

Autocracy or democracy for Byron Shire?

The New Yorker Magazine recently wrote a quote from Mr Rupert Murdoch ‘The truth is authoritarian governments do work!’ Hold that thought. It has been...

Criminalising protest

In another Sstate government descent into criminalising protest, to protect their own government’s sabotage of a liveable planet, last Thursday new laws were passed...

Mullum pods

First, Hans Lovejoy’s article ‘emergency wedged’ was educational, factual and provided valuable information to the community. Michele Grant’s letter (27 July) was emotive overgeneralisations...

Flood residents get $650 from Lismore Council

Lismore City Mayor Steve Krieg today announced that 1,558 residents will receive a grant of $650 from the Lismore Flood Appeal.