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Festival/Council relations strained, motion passes

The operations manager of the Byron Music Festival says her attempts to run the event this year were cruelled by Byron Council staff, who allegedly provided organisers with false information and spoke to them like they were ‘idiots’.

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Ballina calls for more SES funding – again

The Ballina Shire Council has agreed to prioritise upgrading of its State Emergency Services base and to call for a new shire-wide incident control centre.

Concerns raised over heritage demolition proposal in Byron

The Byron Bay Historical Society has supported concerns raised by residents around a DA that proposes to demolish a home listed in a heritage area.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: War on the Wombs

The right to safe abortion is the cornerstone of the women’s movement. It’s the ground on which we stand to become lawyers and academics and policy writers and journalists and activists. It’s allowed us reproductive freedom and put us on equal footing with those without wombs; mainly cis men who, for centuries, saw our bodies as countries to rape and pillage. Our wombs were colonised – the cock was the flag that ploughed deep into our stolen earth.

Committee to examine teacher shortages

The NSW Upper House’s Education Committee say they have commenced an inquiry into teacher shortages in NSW.

People with peace in their hearts?

In reference to the full page advertisement (it clearly states that it is an advertisement, and really is nothing...

Honours shared in premiership football derby

Byron Bay FC were fourth placed on the Football Far North Coast premiership ladder after a 3-3 draw playing away against Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC in round seven of the competition.

Stories about "crown land":

Byron council removes beach shower on Crown land

Michael Balson, Upper Wilson’s Creek.  Last Friday I was about to wash the sand off my dog at that fabulous shower in the reserve opposite the...

‘Bulldozer Baird’ now sets sights on Crown land

John Young, 
Architects for Better Planning
. The handling by Bulldozer Baird's governmentof Crown Land in NSW has the potential to explode suddenly, like a hidden land mine or IED in Afghanistan or Iraq.

Nat MLC opposes Suffolk Park land sale

North coast Nationals MLC Ben Franklin says he has today met with education minister Adrian Piccoli to express his ‘strong opposition to any plan to sell off open space in Suffolk Park owned by the Education Department.’

Labor, Greens call for end to govt Suffolk Park land sale

Labor’s north coast spokesperson has today called on the Baird government to abandon plans to sell Byron Shire land currently used for playing fields and a community garden to property developers.

Secret Crown land sell-off plan under fire

A parliamentary report has found that government plans to sell off Crown lands are strongly opposed by communities, including those on the northern rivers.

Coalition wants to privatise our Crown land

Lindy Smith, Tweed Heads. The government's addiction to privatisation is to spread to our Crown lands by stealth which will see these very precious social, economic and environmental resources lost to the people of NSW forever.

Minister admits to misleading parliament over Crown land

In a rare and embarrassing back down for the NSW government, the Minister for Lands has apologised to Parliament for providing incorrect information on Crown Land leases that have commenced since 2012.

Stable door left open on Crown land

Ronni Hoskisson, secretary, Tweed Heads Pony Club. Without a wink or a nod to west and south Tweed residents, NSW deputy premier Andrew Stoner has opened the doors on Crown Reserve lands known as Tweed Heads Pony Club by freeholding the lands.

Nimbin’s ‘paper trail’ to stay on paper

Lismore City Council’s controversial plan to take over a ‘paper trail’ in the Nimbin area and turn it into a walking and cycling track has been ditched before a planned community consultation.

Bruns public land to be fenced, gated then sold?

Michele Grant. We constantly hear about the dangerous and irresponsible behaviour of young people, but it’s our political and business leaders that are the real vandals, destroying our towns and communities with inappropriate, sub-standard, poorly planned developments.

Govt considers underwriting small energy retailers after Enova’s collapse

In the wake of the collapse of local green energy retailer, Enova, the NSW government say they are considering underwriting small energy retailers who face unfair market competition from large retailers who also generate electricity.

Byron Council report card

Did you know it’s been six months since councillors were elected? They have another two years to go, and while a usual term is a gruelling four years, this time, it’s shorter, owing to a disrupting bat virus.

Main Arm Upper school are excited to be going ‘back to school’

It has been hard for many young people as they have managed the impacts of COVID over the last few years but for students at Main Arm Upper Public School the flood has meant they've been out of their school for almost half a year.

Lismore Lantern Parade – Vale John Lush

Once again the community of Lismore came together to celebrate with the Lantern Parade on June 25.