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Councils ‘bullied’ with increased NSW govt burdens, say LGNSW

NSW councils have been ‘set up to fail’ with their annual audits ‘because the NSW Government is forcing them to carry the depreciation cost of assets they neither own nor control’, claims the peak body representing councils, Local Government NSW.

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Warning: Northern Rivers Rail Trail not ready yet

Love or hate it, the Northern Rivers Rail Trail is under construction and the community is being urged to wait until it is safe for public use.

Byron Council’s renewable energy projects uncertain

Two major renewable energy projects promised by Byron Council are now facing an uncertain future, after an unsuccessful bid for federal funding left the Council struggling to pay for both of them.

Assange sought asylum

The controversy over the actions of Julian Assange seems to miss a crucial point. His motive for seeking asylum...

Cumbalum shops and affordable homes one step closer – by car

Cumbalum is one step closer towards having some local shops and five new officially affordable homes in perpetuity thanks to council approval of preliminary planning requirements.

Your Witches are Back!

It’s the longest day and the shortest night: 22 December is the summer solstice, a time to transition from...

Council imposes development restrictions on Linnaeus

The plan to rezone part of Broken Head’s Linnaeus Estate in a bid to prevent further development proposals on the site has taken a step forward, with Byron councillors unanimously supporting the move.

Stories about "Domestic violence":

Lack of hard data on LGBTIQ+ people and family, domestic and sexual violence

A lack of hard data on the rates of family, domestic and sexual violence in LGBTIQ+ relationships, means LGBTIQ+ people are at risk being forgotten in policy, planning, funding and new projects.

Christmas packs for Ballina families in need

Christmas will be a little brighter this year for numerous families experiencing domestic violence, thanks to family packs from the Rotary Club of Ballina on Richmond being distributed by Momentum Collective.

Anti-DV umbrellas launched in Ballina

Rotary have partnered with NSW Police to design and distribute 150 umbrellas with a very clear message: 'Say NO to domestic violence'.

Ballina walk to say NO to domestic violence

The Rotary Club of Ballina-on-Richmond is commemorating 100 years in Australia with a public walk in Ballina on 27 March saying NO to domestic violence.

Healing hearts fundraiser at The Cove

There are a few tickets left for a special fundraising luncheon this Sunday, 6 December, to help victims of domestic violence in Ballina.

Momentum gets boost to help DV victims in Ballina

The Rotary Club of Ballina-on-Richmond has teamed up with Momentum Collective in Tamar Street to create ten care packs for women and children escaping domestic violence.

The road less travelled in the Queensland courts

Recently the subject of an episode of 60 minutes, domestic violence survivor Jacqui Barker teamed up with Queensland barrister, Clem van der Weegen, to mount a criminal case against Ms Barker’s former partner Mark Jacobs. 

A lesson in moving forward after DV

Local woman, Jacqui Barker, felt compelled to air the gritty details of her relationship with her former partner in the hopes of highlighting the unjust outcome of a violent act.

Family Court dedicated COVID-19 list

With increased reports of family violence and other issues caused by the pressure put on communities during the pandemic, it was announced yesterday that the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia are establishing a special court list.

Home schooling in a DV environment

One of the biggest threats facing children during the COVID-19 pandemic is not the virus itself, but the risks of living in a highly stressed and unstable hom

Cumbalum shops and affordable homes one step closer – by car

Cumbalum is one step closer towards having some local shops and five new officially affordable homes in perpetuity thanks to council approval of preliminary planning requirements.

Mullum’s zebra crossing win hard fought by residents

A zebra crossing is being installed at a pedestrian safety blackspot near the centre of Mullumbimby, following a long-running campaign by a group of local residents.

The Aboriginal identity explosion

So, who are Aboriginal people, what is the three-pronged definition and perhaps more importantly, who decides? 

NSW Labor candidate announced for Ballina

Andrew Broadley has been named the NSW Labor candidate for Ballina for the March 2023 election.