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Why are white Australians even being asked to vote on the Voice?
The fast-approaching Voice referendum is a complete clusterf**k for all Australians. It stinks of failure at each and every...
Call for rails on the steep slope of Tweed rail trail after cyclist’s fall
On Sunday a 75 year-old man fell down the steep side of the Tweed section of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail near Crabbes Creek and breaking his hip.
Revisiting Aquarius: where we have been and where we need to go
It was ‘far out’ to be in Nimbin again for the 50th celebration of the Aquarius Festival.
3.8ML earthquake hits Melbourne’s northern suburbs
Residents in Melbourne and the northern suburbs were woken in the middle of the night as a magnitude 3.8 earthquake shook the darkness radiating out from the town of Sunbury, about 41 kilometres north west of the city.
Search and rescue exercises in Ballina this weekend
Marine Rescue NSW will take part in the first of three regional Search and Rescue Exercises (SAREX) on the NSW North Coast at Ballina this weekend.
Greens call for two-year rent freeze
A new Essential Guardian poll shows 60 per cent of Australians support a freeze on rental increases.
Congratulations to Chris Minns for bringing in the new regulations about so-called VIP rooms in clubs and pubs. It’s...
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Teenage boy accused of robbing Tweed chemists
A teenage boy is due to face court later this month after police accused him of stealing from two pharmacies in the Tweed Shire last week.
Casino teenager charged with murder
An 18-year-old Casino man is to face Lismore Local Court today charged with murder.
Sovereign citizens have ‘zero’ legal status in Australia, says former magistrate
Can we really tell authorities we ‘don’t consent’ to rules around mask-wearing, public gatherings or, as was more common before the pandemic, traffic and drug offences, and be excused?
Trial of former Byron Bay policeman accused of assault to continue in 2021
At one point in the footage, five of six officers can be seen holding the naked and hand-cuffed youth down while a paramedic first removes taser prongs and then sedates him.
‘It’s unfair’: lawyer defending policeman accused of youth assault criticises legal process
The defence barrister told the court witnesses in the LECC inquiry had been ‘cajoled’ into ‘giving answers’ in the earlier inquiry.
Alleged police assault youth victim needed to be ‘detained, taken to hospital’, says Byron officer
Sen-Constable Roach says the boy appeared 'drug affected' and 'could’ve been a danger to himself or the community'.
Alleged youth victim of Northern Rivers police assault testifies
The alleged victim has described what he remembers of the arrest, including its end when he was ‘thrown into a little dark box’.
Advocacy, arrows and activism
Paul Bibby Part one of David Heilpern’s life inside the magistrates’ tent Becoming a magistrate was never part of David Heilpern’s plan. As an advocate for,...
Former midwife fined over climate action protest stunt
Police also charged a 28-year-old Brisbane man, a 20-year-old NSW man and a 22-year-old NSW woman over their parts in the protest.
Congratulations to Chris Minns for bringing in the new regulations about so-called VIP rooms in clubs and pubs. It’s only a small step in...
I love reading Mandy’s Soapbox, she reflects what I’m thinking, and many like me. In the 17 May column titled ‘A crown is just a...
Getting Real About The Voice
Responding to Ian Pratt in an attempt to ‘get real about the Voice’. The proposal does not challenge the historical fact of conquest i.e....
Mandy, you said (Echo, 17 May)]: ‘There’s not many 95-year-olds I wouldn’t be able to overpower if necessary’ and ‘to disarm a 95-year-old with...