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A dumb act of STP

Council is stating that breaches of licence conditions, in part, justifies spending $10m on transferring raw sewage from Ocean...

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Charges laid after police pursuit at Murwillumbah

Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District have been investigating several incidents of stolen motor vehicles from within the Kingscliff area over the past month.

Editorial: Jabby jab jab jabb

As of this week, NSW reached the double vaccination target of 80 per cent!

Reclaim Our Future koalas pay a visit to Federal MP

Today Extinction Rebellion Lismore will make sure the federal member for Page hasn’t forgotten about the black summer bushfires and their devastating impact on NSW’s koala population.

Water Night coming tomorrow

Rous County Council is putting residents of the Northern Rivers to the test by challenging households to take up the Water Night Challenge.

Did we underestimate the health effects of the Black Summer bushfires?

Study reveals the physical and mental impacts of bushfire smoke.

STP inches closer

Paul Bibby’s article ‘Ocean Shores STP (OS STP) inches closer to closure’ (6 October) raises some questions with me...

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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.

Thousands falsely identified by sniffer drug dogs

Thousands of people on the north coast and across NSW are being falsely identified as carrying drugs by police sniffer dogs, which the NSW Greens say is an unjustified invasion of privacy and proving ineffective.

COVID-19 update: 5 new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District, Acting Chief Executive, Lynne Weir, says there were five new cases of COVID-19 reported for the District to 8pm last night, 21 October.

NSW Education responds to Teachers Federation over Murwillumbah Education Campus staff cuts

The NSW Education Department has responded to the NSW Teachers Federation's accusation that Education Minister Sarah Mitchell has only just revealed the extent of staff cuts at the mega school.

The Rebels and the Wraiths visit Nationals: ‘We are facing a planetary crisis’

As part of a fortnight of climate actions and protests with the Extinction Rebellion, over 30 activists visited MP Kevin Hogan’s office in Lismore yesterday pushing ghostly empty white prams.

NSW Legislative Council expresses concerns over push to burn native forests for power

The NSW Legislative Council unanimously passed a motion expressing its concerns over the growing push by industry to burn NSW native forests for electricity and hydrogen production.