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Knitting Nannas get behind Save Wallum campaign

With porcelain tea cups, lace-covered tables and plenty of knitting the Knitting Nannas Against Greed (KNAG) headed to the...

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Wallum: councillors failed to listen to the community

Thank you, Councillors Lyon, Pugh and Coorey for explaining what went wrong with the Wallum development application (DA) process on Facebook. The community f*cked up because they failed to object?

Delivering employment pathways for diverse women

Local organisations in the Lismore electorate can now apply for funding for programs that empower women from diverse backgrounds to thrive in the workforce.

River to the sea

Here we go again. Another example of the antisemitic slur ‘from the river to the sea’ from Mary McMorrow...

Tamara Smith announces new Wollongbar preschool

Tamara Smith MP, Member for Ballina and NSW Greens Early Learning Spokesperson, has welcomed an announcement from the NSW government to build a new public preschool adjacent to Wollongbar public school.

Mullum2Bruns Paddle returns

Exciting news for the 1,000 or so enthusiastic paddlers who come for competition, the dress-up fun, a family outing or showcasing their individual craft – the Mullum2Bruns Paddle returns !

Tallowood Estate open space deal on hold

Byron Shire Councillors have deferred a decision on whether to accept an offer on a large parcel of forested ridgeline land above the Tallowood Ridge Estate near Mullumbimby.

Stories about "Domestic Violence (DV)":

The gift of me

The images from my childhood Christmases play like a super-8 film. They are grainy and disjointed. A sad child with a crooked fringe is in the corner of the frame.

Could smart speakers protect women against intimate partner violence?

New research from Monash University examines the practical, ethical and political challenges of using smart home technologies to protect women from intimate partner violence in their own homes. Should we embrace 'Big Sister'?

Zonta Orange Ladies coming to the Northern Rivers

Eliminating violence against women is the focus of Zonta’s upcoming 16-days of activism that will see Zonta Orange Ladies in key locations around the Northern Rivers.

Reviewing current and proposed sexual consent laws

The Australian Senate is currently conducting an Inquiry into current and proposed sexual consent laws across Australia with submissions highlighting the need for sexual consent to be harmonised across all jurisdictions.

DV reoffence reduced by electronic ankle devices

Reductions in reoffence and new offences have been identified as a result of NSW domestic violence offenders wearing electronic ankle devices in the first year of release from prison.

More resources needed on the ground for Northern Rivers DV services

The domestic violence services in the Northern Rivers were already underfunded and stretched before the 2022 floods. Since then they have been inundated with people needing their help as the pressures from the floods, the previous fires and the covid pandemic took their toll.

V-Day makes a splash

Yesterday, around 115 women came to join the Byron Bay V-Day as part of the mass global action to help stop violence against women and children.

Remembering the latest victim of domestic violence, killed by a man on bail

I granted bail to men who then killed. I refused bail to several who did not last 24 hours behind bars – shot, stabbed, hanged or drowned in their own vomit.

Ballina sees first death from DV in 2023

The first woman to be murdered in 2023 in Australia was Ballina Woman Lindy Lucena. A vigil is being held this Sunday at 7pm.

Man arrested and charged over alleged Ballina murder 

A man has been charged with murder after the body of a woman was located in Ballina yesterday.

NPWS wants to remove beach nudity option

For 26 years, Tyagarah Beach has been an oasis for the region’s naturist community – a space where bodies of all shapes and sizes could roam free without threat of fines or reprimands.

‘Key workers’ removed from Ballina Council’s housing project as Mayor seeks full market rents

Essential workers were the losers at the recent Ballina Council meeting when councillors actively removed the category for ‘key workers’ from their development of rental housing on land it owns in Wollongbar.

Tried catching a bus to TAFE or work in the Northern Rivers – it’s a serious challange

Getting around the Northern Rivers is no easy task without your own transport. Young people are unable to attend TAFE, and you can’t catch public transport to work due to the impossible timing of, and lack of access to, public transport. 

Community tree planting in Mullum Feb 24

Want to help locally to care for our environment and plant trees for our wildlife?