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Mental health explored at Ballina symposium

250 people attended the first free Community Mental Health Symposium last Thursday at Ballina RSL, with a range of expert speakers from various organisations explaining the dimensions of the problem and how best to move forward.

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West Ballina locals concerned about new flood risk

A large group of West Ballina residents are alarmed about a DA which has been submitted to Ballina Shire Council by the Emmanuel Anglican College in Horizon Drive. The proposal, for a STEM and Digital Technology Centre, is planned for a well-known flood-prone area which previously acted as part of a large retention pond.

Where the Crawdads Sing

Abandoned by her family as a girl in the dangerous marshlands of North Carolina, Kya Clark, otherwise known to...

Comment: Time for another Police Royal Commission? 

It might be time for another investigation into the NSW Police Force, but this time, the police conduct under the microscope would be alleged overreach in the application of certain powers.

The Healthy Minds Club are busy as!

The Lennox-based (and fast-expanding) young men's mental health group are continuing to change lives and inspire the wider community with activities across the region.

Potholes

Who’s with me in launching a class action against Byron and Lismore councils for compensation for us hapless ratepayers...

Tweed Council refuse aged care facility Tweed Heads

The proposed aged care facility at Caloola Drive Tweed Heads (DA20/0712) was refused at the Tweed Shire Council meeting last Thursday.

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Sue Higginson gives parliament another tilt

A casual vacancy has arisen for the Greens in the NSW upper house, and Sue Higginson is hoping to take the place of the vacating David Shoebridge.

The legalities around pork barrelling in NSW

The misallocation of public funds to benefit partisan interest, to the detriment of making such decisions based on merit, is nothing new in the state of NSW. However, the blatant justifications of the practice by the current coalition government are something new.

Naked and told to squat in a corner: a 16-yr-old’s Splendour experience

Sixteen years old, lining up to get into a music festival, separated from friends, taken into a tent and forced to strip.

Public land being sold under market value

The sale of land significantly under its market value by the NSW coalition government in 2015 has lead to questions over its continuing sale of public land.

New figures reveal ‘woeful results’ of drug dog program

Data obtained by the Greens shows the continued failure of the drug dog program with false positive outstripping ‘successful’ searches two to one.

Greens police meeting out of order, says ALP candidate

Ballina’s Deputy Mayor Keith Williams taken a swing at Greens MLC David Shoebridge for hosting a public meeting to ‘call police to account’ following recent social media posts of alleged police beatings of drug affected young people in Byron Bay.

50,000 guns on the north coast: Greens

The NSW Greens have claimed gun owners are amassing private arsenals, with 50,000 guns registered on the north coast alone. Greens MP and Gun Control Spokesperson David Shoebridge said one person in Ballina owns 237 guns.

New NSW law makes police ‘judge and jury’

The Baird Government last night passed legislation that allows punishment to be imposed without charge, trial or conviction, the Greens have said.

Greens MP to host drug driving forums

Greens MP David Shoebridge will be visiting Lismore and Nimbin next week to hold forums on the NSW roadside drug testing regime.

Petition calls on police to end unfair drug testing

More than 4000 people have signed a petition calling on the NSW Police to immediately end their flawed roadside drug testing operations.

Have your say on aged care facility in Kingscliff  

The developers of new $150 million redevelopment ‘designed to meet the growing and evolving needs of seniors in the region’, are inviting Kingscliff residents to take part in community consultation.

Fuel stolen from farmer

The cost of fuel continues to be a major consideration in the budget, particularly in country areas where distances travelled are inevitably further for your average daily needs like accessing shops, schools and other activities.

Developer proposes light industrial in Federal

Tasteful, reasonable and useful? Or noisy, oversized and intrusive? This is the question at the heart of the debate over a light industrial development that has been proposed for the heart of Federal.

‘We’re back!’ Homecoming for The Channon market

The reverberations of the February and March floods reached beyond things most people expected – one of those things was the state of Coronation Park at The Channon where every second Sunday of the month one of the biggest and best markets on the Far North Coast is held.