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Tweed Council rejects Casuarina disability viewing platform

Issues of queue jumping, the allocation of Tweed Shire Council’s resources in both time and money, and responding to...

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Ready for Byron’s latest massive development on Jonson St?

The changing face of Byron as Gold Coast and Sydney developers move in to recreate the look and feel of the town with intense development proposals.

Rail trail

Peter Finch, East Lismore At last someone else has put their hand up to question the fluffery and misinformation surrounding...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: There is no place like home… actually there are no places

Local low income residents in Byron Bay are the human koalas of our Shire. They too have lost much of their habitat. We need affordable housing now, not in three years, or five years, or ten. Now.

Letting the love light SHINE in Lismore

A discovery focused light festival in August hopes to attract locals and visitors to Lismore.

Lismore urges REX to reconsider service cancellation

The regional airline Regional Express (REX) announced yesterday that five services, including its Lismore service, would cease once government support through the RANS program is discontinued at the end of March.

Resilience through biodiversity and awareness

The Byron Shire Resilience and Regeneration Roadshow will be in Brunswick Heads this Saturday, as part of a series of events across the region tackling the question: ‘How do we create more resilient communities in 2021?’

Stories about "education":

Growth pains for Ballina Coast High School?

Ballina Coast High School has announced that demountables will be used to accommodate extra students next year. How could a newly-built $50 million state of the art super-school already be full to overflowing?

Opposition to Education Department’s new behaviour strategy

Three groups who have the welfare of our children in common, have come together have come together to voice their strong objection to the Department of Education’s mishandling of changes to the suspension and expulsion policy.

‘We are not pointless’: fee hikes for the humanities 

An overhaul of fees in Australian universities will see humanity courses cost more than double of what students are paying right now. But what does this mean for Australia and its future?

Students are not citizens – Australia’s new educational policy

Was Australia's education too effective at giving students the tools to become active, knowledgeable citizens? Are young people who are confused, apathetic, and ignorant of political processes what conservative politicians are really looking for?

List of schools closed today due to bushfires

More than 50 schools and TAFE campuses are closed today due to bushfires.

Northern Rivers spelling star to compete in state final

Xavier Morris is from Lennox Head Public School and will compete against 48 other students from across NSW in the spelling bee’s junior section this Friday, 8 November

Cross-dressing Ballina school students sent home to get changed

All year twelve students were sent home to change back into conventional gendered outfits and parents were notified accordingly via text.

Barking books, it’s story dogs!

Dogs can help children learn to read. This is one of the astonishing findings that has led to establishing the nationwide program Story Dogs that sees trained volunteers and their dogs going to schools to assist target children to improve their literacy.

Gonski 2.0 bastardised: Greens

NSW Greens education spokesperson and Ballina MP Tamara Smith has condemned what she calls ‘the Turnbull government’s latest act of bastardisation in suggesting that he is delivering the original Gonski reforms.’

Indigenous campus model ‘irresponsible’

Internationally renowned Indigenous education expert Professor Lester-Irabinna Rigney has warned that providing more funding for Indigenous education to private schools at the cost of...

Bringing down the heat in our ‘hood

How well we survive the future depends on our vision for our towns and suburbs – and on how we bring that vision about.

Resilience through biodiversity and awareness

The Byron Shire Resilience and Regeneration Roadshow will be in Brunswick Heads this Saturday, as part of a series of events across the region tackling the question: ‘How do we create more resilient communities in 2021?’

Housing affordability on agenda at Ballina

With the housing crisis worsening in Ballina and across the Northern Rivers, councillors agreed that something had to be done about the problem at their meeting yesterday.

Final stage of Lismore Base Hospital gets underway

The redevelopment works commenced in late 2016 and the final stage is now getting underway to complete the Lismore Base Hospital refurbishment.