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Independent councillor calls for online voting

A manageable and easy-to-navigate system was necessary, Cr Allsop said, one that allowed 'equal presence for all candidates'.

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Snakes monitor radioactive contamination

Ten years on from the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan – the most severe nuclear accident since Chernobyl – researchers are using Japanese rat snakes to measure radioactivity in the Fukushima Exclusion Zone.

US promises to return Assange to Australia a ‘trick’ says father

Lawyers for the US said Judge Baraitser ought to have sought assurances for Mr Assange’s safety in the US prison system during the extradition trial. 

Byron council recognises impacts of STP on local landholders

Following a refusal by Byron Shire Council to communicate with local landholders on the Belongil Catchment Drain Board over the impact of excess water flows from the Sewage Treatment Plant they have finally admitted there is a major problem.

Local government elections postponed – again

NSW local government elections are postponed again due to the pandemic.

The truth about Israel

Danny Wakil, Billinudgel Gareth Smith, you are clearly very passionate, but constantly providing incredibly one-sided opinions, and half-truths get us nowhere...

Community pantry opens in Mullum

Locals can now get quality grocery items for considerably less than the cost of buying them at the supermarket, after the Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Centre opened a new community pantry.

Stories about "elderly":

Helping our elders stay in touch during isolation

There are things we can all do to help our elders during times of isolation – neighbours, family and friends can offer vital digital support to older people during coronavirus pandemic.

Supporting the elderly in Tweed

Supporting people living longer in their homes as they age not only costs less but allows people to live their lives independently and with dignity.

Stepping up to Stepping On

We often hear about elders falling but we never imagine it will happen to us. Statistics show that one in three people over 65 will have a fall this year, and some will have multiple falls.

Aged care suffers under funding freeze

Elderly care facilities are suffering under the federal government’s freeze on the aged care funding with one care provider in Casio and Grafton cutting staff hours significantly.

Community services not coping: ACOSS

A new survey of Australia's community services sector reveals that 80 per cent of frontline agencies are unable to meet current levels of demand...

Byron Farmers Markets temporarily moved to make way for COVID clinic

The Byron Farmers Market is to be held opposite Elements resort on Bayshore Drive this week, while health authorities use the Cavanbah Centre for a drive-through COVID testing service.

A disappointing limbo? Byron candidates on delayed council elections

Mr Dey, incumbent Mr Lyon and four other mayoral candidates were already busy campaigning for the top spot when NSW Local Government Minister Shelly Hancock delayed the election for a second time.

Bumbling Berejiklian

Keith Duncan, Pimlico The chooks have certainly come home to roost for the corruption riddled NSW government and ‘our’ scandal plagued premier. Fair dinkum, this bumbling...

Sovereign citizens have ‘zero’ legal status in Australia, says former magistrate

Can we really tell authorities we ‘don’t consent’ to rules around mask-wearing, public gatherings or, as was more common before the pandemic, traffic and drug offences, and be excused?