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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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Govt corps sign MOU ‘to deliver housing across the region’

Two government-run corporations – Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation (NRRC) and Landcom, have agreed upon a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which they say will deliver housing across the region.

The Aboriginal identity explosion

So, who are Aboriginal people, what is the three-pronged definition and perhaps more importantly, who decides? 

Protests against Violet CoCo’s 15 months imprisonment

On Friday environment activist Violet CoCo faced the Magistrates Court, at the Downing Centre in Sydney for peacefully protesting climate inaction. She was sentenced to  15 months imprisonment, with a non-parole period of eight months for engaging in non-violent protest.

Gort claims singles tennis title at Mullumbimby

Mullumbimby Tennis Club Championship finals were held last weekend and culminated with the open men’s singles where Steve Gort...

The last curtain…

By Alan Goldstein  For twenty-one years, on the second Saturday of the month, Federal Films has brought our diverse community...

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.

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NSW government proposes film production extensions

Proposed changes by the NSW government to extend the number of days (past 30) for filming as an exempt development has caused alarm for many local residents who have been affected by filming activity in recent months.

Catching up with Ballina MP Tamara Smith

In the first of a two part series, the Greens MP for Ballina, Tamara Smith, talks about some of the big issues in her electorate.

Discontent rumbles on in Alstonville over film plans

Since the publication of an open letter by a group of community organisations unhappy with Ballina Council's decision to lease the Alstonville Cultural Centre to Byron Studios, these groups remain unsatisfied with Council's response.

Open letter about Alstonville Cultural Centre

Ballina Shire Council's recent decision to turn the Alstonville Cultural Centre community facility over to private film production for two years is continuing to cause angst in the Alstonville community.

Ballina Council agrees to fast-track film production at Alstonville

Byron Studios is a step closer to securing the Alstonville Cultural Centre for filming purposes after yesterday's Ballina Shire Council meeting.

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.