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Criminalising protest

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Bruns underground car park reconsidered 

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Byron flood study ‘too safe’ for some councillors

A flood study for the north of Byron shire has been sent back to the drawing board after Cr Sol Ibrahim accused the authors as using ‘arbitrary’ flood level predictions at last week's council meeting.

Feedback sought for north Byron flood study

A study which predicts, maps and discusses flood behaviour for the entire Brunswick River catchment, including Marshalls Creek and Simpsons Creek, goes on display from Monday for community feedback.

Mullum pods

First, Hans Lovejoy’s article ‘emergency wedged’ was educational, factual and provided valuable information to the community. Michele Grant’s letter (27 July) was emotive overgeneralisations...

Flood residents get $650 from Lismore Council

Lismore City Mayor Steve Krieg today announced that 1,558 residents will receive a grant of $650 from the Lismore Flood Appeal.

Barilaro begs off today’s Upper House committee inquiry

Today's scheduled hearing for the Upper House committee inquiry into the appointment of Mr John Barilaro as Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner to the Americas has been cancelled.

The COVID-19 Booster: Latest news from the pandemic

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