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One million homes to provide affordable housing say The Greens

Local Greens candidate Mandy Nolan is looking to wrest the federal seat of Richmond from Labor to claim the balance of power in the next Federal government. To do it she needs a five per cent swing.

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New freedom party, not Greens

I write with dismay but not surprise at the article ‘Local Greens MP Urges Vaccination.’ As a very Active ex-member...

So long Greens

So, where to now for Greens voters disillusioned with local MP Tamara Smith advocating the big pharmaceutical program? One would...

A concrete solution to carbon capture

A newly developed concrete – made from recycled construction waste and industrial exhaust gases – could reduce construction emissions.

Privately owned, but still ‘sacred site’ – Nimbin church burns to the ground

Last night at around 9pm, St Patrick's Catholic Church in Nimbin burned to the ground.

Teacher vax

Dear teachers and community members. I have recently received an email from within my school community that asks me...

Lismore Council votes to naturalise Browns Creek

At Tuesday’s Lismore Council meeting, Councillor Vanessa Ekins moved a motion to begin the Browns Creek Naturalisation Project, which involves the removal of the existing concrete stormwater drain that traverses Lismore Park from Brewster Street through to Uralba Street, and reconstruction as a more natural watercourse.

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The ‘war on drugs’ failed so where to now? Time to have your say

A special inquiry into the use of the drugs 'ice' and methamphetamine in NSW is calling for submissions from the public on how to manage the impact of the drugs on local communities and individuals.

Editorial: Pill testing not enough

Governments around the world are out of step with advice from experts on how to tackle illegal and recreational drug use. From the police to border control and health experts, the call has been going out long, loud, and clear: drug policy needs to be rethought.

Will the NSW government decriminalise drugs?

While the NSW government is launching an enquiry into the impact, use and response to ice (aka crystal methamphetamine) the real question is will they actually listen to the experts?

Police establish ‘drug enforcement’ squad on North Coast

A specially trained unit tasked with ‘disrupting and preventing drug supply’ will be rolled out across the North Coast, NSW Police announced today.

Call for pill testing after party death

The recent death of Jake Monahan from Nimbin and the treatment and hospitalisation of two other men at the recent rave in Mount Lindesay has sparked debate on the use of pill testing for illegal drugs.

US well ahead on drug law reform

Dr Mehreen Faruqi, Greens NSW MP. As the NSW Greens’ drugs and harm minimisation spokesperson, I will in the coming days embark on a self-funded fact-finding trip to the United States, in part to meet with leading drug law reform experts, advocates and campaigners.

Locals gathering to object to burning forests, plastic, foils, and tyres for energy at Condong sugar mill

A public protest is taking place this Friday meet near the Condong sugar mill, north of Murwillumbah, at the big fig tree on Tweed Valley Way on Friday, 22 October at 10am to object to the burning of trees and ‘forest waste’ by Cape Byron Power to generate electricity at the Condong sugar mill.

Looking for men with osteoarthritis of the knee

Pain from arthritis can be debilitating and ‘is the most frequent cause of disability among adults in the developed world,’ says Professor Stephen Myers from Southern Cross University (SCU).

Teacher vax

Dear teachers and community members. I have recently received an email from within my school community that asks me to place my name on...

Biz smashed by new COVID-19 regime

It was proudly trumpeted as ‘Freedom Day’ by the State Government. But for much of the local business community in the Northern Rivers region, October 11 was anything but.