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Calls to reverse NSW anti-protest laws

The harsh sentencing of Deanna ‘Violet’ Coco for stopping a lane of traffic on the Sydney Harbour Bridge in April this year has led to a range of protests and the call to reverse NSW anti-protest laws by lawyer and Greens NSW Legislative Council Member Sue Higginson.

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Byron paramedics

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

Dune – not bush – regeneration for Byron’s Main Beach

Severe storm-cut erosion is nothing new in Byron Bay. Recorded history describes beach loss back to the coffee rock in the 1800s. Until the town’s tourist potential was ‘discovered’ 100+ years later and our built environment grew seaward, the beach swiftly rebuilt after these regular catastrophic events.

Feel your bliss

After a year’s absence owing to Covid, House of Bliss is proud to present its 9th all-day chant festival...

Changing the world with non-violent action

‘Nonviolence  is an intensely active force when properly understood and used.’ These are the words of Gandhi, the man who led nationwide campaigns in his country to ease poverty by creating a movement of resistance that contributed to ending British Rule in India.

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.

Medal storm for locals at pickleball tournament

Thirty Northern Rivers pickleball players won medals in the first ever NSW regional doubles tournament last weekend in Ballina. The...

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Australian politics transformed

Following an election like no other, Australia looks set to change course on climate and corruption, with the Coalition's Scott Morrison being prised from office and Anthony Albanese about to form a new Labor government with the support of Greens and teal independents.

Your chance to ask Richmond candidates your question

Nearly all ten candidates for the federal seat of Richmond have confirmed their attendance at a Meet the Candidates forum in Byron this month.

Richmond candidates keen to be included in Ballina mayor’s ‘strong plan’

Candidates for the federal seat of Richmond on the Northern Rivers say they’re looking forward to hearing more about Ballina Mayor Sharon Cadwallader’s ‘strong plan’ for her shire.

Political comment: Running for cover

The phoney campaign is over and Australia will go to the polls on 21 May. Can the ALP get over the line? Will Anthony Albanese's old-fashioned John Curtin glasses and new-fashioned waistline cut it?

It’s official: Australians go to the polls on May 21

There has been plenty of action in Australian politics today and though it was commonly known throughout the morning, Scott Morrison didn't make the announcement of a May 21 election until 11.30am.

Labor MPs visit Mullumbimby over housing crisis

With many in the Northern Rivers coming to terms with how much worse the already desperate housing crisis is after the floods, today the Shadow Minister for Housing and Homelessness, Jason Clare, and Member for Richmond, Justine Elliot, were in Mullumbimby to speak to Byron Shire Councillors about finding a way forward.

Mandy Nolan launches her campaign for the seat of Richmond

Last night Greens' candidate Mandy Nolan kicked off her campaign for the seat of Richmond at the upcoming Federal Election.

MP calls for urgent review of bypass process

An urgent review of the environmental approvals by the NSW planning department with the Byron Bypass project has been requested in parliament by recently re-elected Greens NSW MP Tamara Smith. 

Thus Spake Mungo: Where’s Scottie?

Scott Morrison, his office informs us, is taking a short break – off to the country for a bit of biking, boating and fishing. But not shooting; the image of our easy-going prime minister with a lethal weapon in his hands might send the wrong message.

Fix NBN, youth unemployment: Page’s ALP candidate

Successful Labor candidate for the seat of Page, Casino resident Patrick Deegan, may not have had the high profile of his fellow contender but what he does have in spades is a passion for helping the disadvantaged.

Tweed Council secures environmental water sharing during drought

Two items at last week's Tweed Shire Council meeting highlighted the commitment of the council to sharing water with the environment even during low-flow and drought periods. 

Celebrating the life of Jack Paris Crittle

Young DJ and keen surfer, Jack Crittle, was tragically killed in a car accident last week. A celebration of his life will be held this Monday, 12 December at 10am.

Mullum’s Federation Bridge closed again tonight

Mullum and hinterland residents and visitors are reminded that Federation Bridge will be closed again tonight from 6pm to 4am for repairs. 

Changing the world with non-violent action

‘Nonviolence  is an intensely active force when properly understood and used.’ These are the words of Gandhi, the man who led nationwide campaigns in his country to ease poverty by creating a movement of resistance that contributed to ending British Rule in India.