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Free KYUP! Project workshops

Empowering our next generation to value and champion their safety and well being through self-worth and self-defence is the mission of the KYUP Project who are running free workshops in the Northern Rivers today and tomorrow.

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Ballina’s new Greens councillors ready for action

Although recent local government elections across the Northern Rivers were dominated by the surge of right-leaning candidates, state-wide there was a very successful result for The Greens, with 67 councillors elected (up from 56). Two of these new representatives are in Ballina, Ward C's Simon Chate and Ward B's Kiri Dicker.

Lismore Council chooses costly by-election over ‘countback’ if a council position becomes vacant

New Councillor Big Rob took to the floor of the Lismore Council chambers during the first council meeting (Tuesday...

Under-resourced

A compliance officer working for Byron Shire Council (BSC) has told a Brunswick resident who was attacked by a...

What do you do next if you test positive to COVID?

With more than a third of callers to the National Coronavirus Helpline asking about isolation, healthdirect has launched a guide to help those who are COVID-19 positive know what they should do while isolating at home and when to seek medical help.

Vale Craig Ruddy, passionate artist

Internationally acclaimed Archibald prize-winning artist, and revered icon of the Shire, Craig Ruddy, died suddenly last week, leaving a community in shock and mourning.

Tweed Shire Mayor and Deputy Mayor elected

The first meeting of the new Tweed Shire Council took place yesterday afternoon with the induction of the seven elected councillors and the election of Mayor and Deputy Mayor. 

Stories about "East Timor":

Dili facing double disaster

The capital of East Timor, Dili, is reeling after flood waters swept through the city on the weekend, leaving at least 27 dead. The President of East Timor, Francisco Guterres Lú-Olo, described the floods as a 'great calamity'.

Australia’s backing of apartheid Israel shameful

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre, Byron Bay. Supporters of Palestine are often asked why don't we agitate for Tibet, the Rohinga or Russian gays instead. The reason is simple, Australia backs apartheid Israel ignoring its appalling human rights record just as it backed Indonesia, despite its invasion of East Timor in 1975 and the subsequent loss of one third of its population.

Schoolies raise funds for Timor Leste

Not all schoolies are just out to party. Recent school leavers Adam Hegedns and Alexi Provano walked from Bondi to Byron and raised $17,050 along the way for a school in Timor L'Este.

Seeing Australia’s real shame

Gareth W R Smith, Byron Bay. Last week Fairfax Media linked my 1999 pro-East Timor Parliament House graffiti, for which I paid $16,350 in criminal damages, to the Abbott government’s new anti-terror laws which, if made retrospective, could result in the loss of Australian citizenship for my children and me.

Brandis and ASIO head ‘must go’

Gareth W R Smith, Byron Bay. In 1999 I was one of 400 UN District Electoral officers who volunteered to manage the vote for whether East Timor was to be independent of Indonesia or whether it was to be part of it.

SCU students plan to help Timor villagers

A group of Southern Cross University students are travelling to Melbourne for a competition that could see them complete an important project that would help sustain a Timor Leste village.

Renew Fest hosts May vigil for grief

Renew Fest will host a weekend-long Vigil For Grief in May 2022, and will return with the festival itself in 2023.

BoM tsunami warning for the NSW Coastline

The State Emergency Service (SES) has issued a tsunami warning as a result of an eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apa in the Tongan Islands at 3.10pm AEDT yesterday, Saturday, January 15.

Man dead after Lismore stabbing

NSW Police say a man has died, and two others have been injured, following a stabbing in Lismore overnight.

Lismore Council chooses costly by-election over ‘countback’ if a council position becomes vacant

New Councillor Big Rob took to the floor of the Lismore Council chambers during the first council meeting (Tuesday 11, January) to repeatedly speak...