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Global Ripple Op Shop in Byron destroyed by fire

The much-loved Global Ripple Op Shop in the Byron Arts & Industrial Estate has suffered major damage in a fire that also struck Byron Bay taxis and the Suby pop up cafe.

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The politics of climate are a changin’ 

When Tony Abbott won the Liberal Party leadership in 2009, he said the politics of climate had changed. He was referring to soaring electricity prices and his belief that blaming these price hikes on the Rudd government’s proposed climate change commitments would bring him electoral success. 

Vehicles on beaches

Some Ballina councillors have their heads in the sand about vehicles on beaches! I ask them to think about...

Interim Lismore GM John Walker withdraws application for GM

Lismore Mayor Steve Krieg has announced today that the current General Manager (GM) of Lismore City Council has withdrawn...

Fingal Foreshore Park ready for holiday fun

The Tweed Shire Council is very happy to unveil a new playground at Fingal Foreshore Park that celebrates the rich cultural history of the Tweed coastal village.

Planning for Casino and Urban Growth

Richmond Valley Council is seeking community feedback on two key strategic documents - the draft Richmond Valley Growth Management Strategy and Casino Place Plan.

Byron paramedics

Our health services are seriously under-resourced, wait times at emergency departments are out of control, nurses have been on...

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Fight for the Bight paddle out protest Saturday

Support the fight to stop oil mining in the Great Australian Bight at this Saturday's paddle out in Byron and around the country.

Norwegian oil giant refuses to rule out mining the Great Australian Bight

Norwegian oil giant Equinor, have voted down a motion to cease all oil exploration in sensitive frontier areas such as the Great Australian Bight. Drilling in the Bight has the potential to lead to extreme extinction outcomes.

NSW SES continues its efforts on International Volunteers Day

NSW SES volunteers continue to assist flood impacted communities across inland NSW as extensive flooding moves to downstream locations.

4WD restrictions at South Ballina beach to stay

Moves towards use of a smart phone app to help control 4WD access to South Ballina’s beach have failed in a recent Ballina Shire Council meeting.

Assange sought asylum

The controversy over the actions of Julian Assange seems to miss a crucial point. His motive for seeking asylum at the Ecuadorian Embassy was...

Climate change likely to bring more compound disasters

The 2022 floods have caused $5.3billion in damage. Black Summer bushfires caused almost $2.5 billion in damage. Three consecutive La Nina events, or multiple droughts and heatwaves likely to become more common.