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Highway crash heading north from Byron

A crash on the Pacific Motorway heading north from the Byron Shire on Monday morning reduced traffic to a single lane around 11am.

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Alternate facts?

According to David Shoebridge of the Greens in a recent sitting in the senate, the UN has named Australia...

Man charged over alleged robbery – Kyogle

A man will appear in court today charged over the alleged armed robbery of chemist in Kyogle.

Israel

It is difficult in the current situation to see Israel as anything but a malignant force in the world....

Surya McEwen joins Freedom Flotilla Coalition

Surya McEwen has volunteered on Freedom Flotilla Coalition’s voyage to take 5,500 tonnes of food and medicine to the Palestinian people, in one of the most dangerous war-torn parts of the planet.

Antisemitic racism

It takes the death of an Aussie, Zomi Frankcom, to remind Prime Minister Albanese that murdering aid workers is...

Short stay accommodation saga at Ballina Council

The last Ballina Council meeting saw a straightforward request from staff for more information about the short term rental accommodation situation in the shire (as it relates to NSW government policy) turn into an elaborate saga.

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State of destruction

Tasmanians go to the polls next weekend, in an early election brought on by Liberal Premier Jeremy Rockcliff, whose party has fractured during its ten years in office but is currently warning voters not to elect a Labor minority government, which he's been calling a 'Coalition of Chaos'.

Styx Valley forest protest renews call for climate action in Tasmania

With Tasmanians set to go to the polls on 23 March, the Bob Brown Foundation has called for the next Tasmanian government to take real climate action by protecting all native forests that are left standing and restoring degraded forests.

Mayors: popular or peer elected, that is the question

On Tuesday, Lismore councillors debated a motion proposed by Councillor Big Rob to implement a new way of electing the mayor by councillor vote rather than the current method, which is by the popular vote of the constituents.

She’s back! Nolan to run for Richmond in 2025

In what may turn out to be Australia’s longest election campaign, and with barely a moment to come up for air, 2022 Greens candidate Mandy Nolan has announced that she will run again as the candidate for the seat of Richmond at the next federal election.

Are we there yet? NSW election vote count update

The NSW Electoral Commission says that more than four million votes have been counted for the 2023 NSW State election as record postal votes continue to be returned.   

NEFA welcomes the election of a new government

The North East Forest Alliance welcomes the election of the Minns Labor government with their promise to create a Great Koala National Park, and calls for a moratorium on logging within the park proposal until the promised assessment is complete.

Janelle Saffin holds the seat of Lismore

Janelle Saffin is in the lead for the seat of Lismore after yesterday's state election. Although preroll and postal votes are yet to be counted, it’s hard to imagine Saffin’s position changing.

Will Provest win the Tweed seat over Elliot?

It appears that Tweed MP Geoff Provest will retain the seat of Tweed but there are still plenty of votes to be counted.

Tamara Smith returned to Ballina’s Greens seat

Last night a packed Suffolk Park Hotel exploded with cheers at around 8pm when the ABC broadcast computer popped up a Green result for Ballina and the return of Tamara Smith to the seat she has held for the last eight years.

Adam’s second bite at the Lismore apple

The Greens candidate for the seat of Lismore, Adam Guise has run this race once before in 2015, where he gained a notable swing toward the Greens in the primary vote.

Mass tree-planting planned for Bruns River in Mullum

More than five thousand native plants are to be planted along Brunswick River banks in Mullumbimby.

Who is our next GG?

Sam Mostyn has been announced by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese as Australia's next governor-general. So what sort of woman is she, and why has her appointment sent the right wing media into a tizz?

Byron swimmer airlifted to hospital

A man swimming in Byron Bay on the weekend was airlifted to the Gold Coast University Hospital, rescuers said. 

Woodburn: ute hits, kills pedestrian

A 30-year-old woman walking in Woodburn died on Sunday morning when a teenager driving a ute crashed into her, police said.