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Is polluting a lake in a national park to support new housing ok?
From Byron Bay to Evans Head to Casino the questions about how we deal with what is politely termed ‘effluent’, and how that may or may not destroy our local environment, demand real and urgent answers.
Correlation or causation?
I’m sorry Kevin , but garnering votes by instilling fear in the general population won’t get you mine. The...
Closing the Gap on Aboriginal health in the Byron Shire
Close the Gap aims to reduce disadvantage experienced by Indigenous peoples with respect to child mortality, childhood education, life expectancy and health.
Local skateboarders ready for Ballina contest and NCAS tryouts
The Fair Go skate competition will take place at the Ballina Skate Park from this Friday March 31 and...
TEB takes one from two in cricket grand finals
Last Saturday saw grand final cricket action across all grades on the Far North Coast with Tintenbar-East Ballina (TEB)...
Political cosplay for fun and profit
Costume play is not just for Trekkies and Disney fans. If you want to get anywhere in Australian politics, cosplay needs to become a vital part of your skillset.
Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: A fluid God
Why is the ultra-right targeting trans kids? Opportunistic neo-Nazis are using transphobia as their PR exercise. Like abortion, trans issues, and in particular issues around schools and the rights of trans kids, are emotionally charged. For those who have chosen bigotry and fear over acceptance and inclusion, polarised viewpoints create ignition points for hate and violence.
Stories about "deficit":
Lismore Council set to increase fees, cut costs in a bid to balance budget
Lismore City Council is set to increase fees and charges and cut spending in an attempt to overcome a $19.5m operating deficit.
Liberals’ debt and deficit disaster
Keith Duncan, Pimlico. Is it any wonder our terminal federal government now lacks credibility on virtually every issue? The most recent examples are the lies regarding...
Appeal to locate man last seen at Casino on way to Tweed
Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man from Grafton missing from the North Coast area.
Do you still need help to get two rooms fixed after the 2022 flood?
More than 80 Lismore residents have had help getting a few rooms in their flood-impacted homes re-sheeted and habitable following the devastating 2022 floods. The...
$15,000 fine and warnings over illegal logging in Kyogle Shire
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Urbenville-based logging company Rojech Pty Ltd were fined $15,000 earlier this month over logging operations near the entrance to the Border Ranges National Park in Kyogle Shire.
No street gathering policy for Ballina Shire
A majority of Ballina Shire councillors have voted against a Greens-led motion for a new policy enabling resident-led street closures for gatherings and play.