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Calls for Minister to conduct ‘genuine’ consultation on Murwillumbah mega-school

The Murwillumbah community and SOS (Save Our Schools) are calling on the NSW Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell to...

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Nurses and midwives rally during Health Inquiry in Lismore

Nurses and midwives will be holding lunchtime rallies across the Northern Rivers calling for nurse-to-patient ratios and highlighting widespread issues being exposed at the rural health inquiry, which is due to hear submissions today in Lismore.

Sailor rescued from ocean in overnight operation

In a dramatic overnight rescue far offshore North-East of Yamba, Marine Rescue IIuka Yamba volunteers were able to bring to safety a woman who fell overboard from a dismasted catamaran in the dark.

Local hospitals performing above State average, quarterly report says

Hospitals in Northern NSW performed better than the state average despite recording a high number of emergency department (ED) attendances, according to the latest Bureau of Information (BHI) Healthcare Quarterly report.

Lismore Lantern Parade call-out for volunteers

The organisers of the Lismore Lantern Parade (which is happening on Saturday, 19 June) are seeking volunteers to help with the event, which draws thousands of visitors each year.

Cartoon of the week – 16 June, 2021

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Connor just wants to finish his HSC in 2021

On March 23 2019 Connor Meldrum’s life changed forever and he has spent much of the last two years trying to regain normality – that is, as much normality as you can with only half a skull.

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Coal joins tobacco and asbestos as one of the bad guys

Gloucester herb farmer Karen O'Brien was jubilant at this morning's news from the Land and Environment Court. Photo Tree Faerie. Eve Jeffery Court rules out Hunter...

Geography teacher blockades coal train in ‘self-defence’

Early Wednesday morning 37-year-old Victorian geography teacher Greg Rolles became the third person person to mount a tripod blocking Aurizon's coal railway. Mr Rolles says he is doing it n the hope of saving himself from the risks of premature climate related death. 

Newcastle youth puts future on the line to end coal exports

Early this morning Ballyn Teagle, a 17-year-old from Newcastle, put his freedom on the line to take a stance against the coal industry. He is currently in a ten-metre-high tripod, blocking coal trains entering Newcastle coal port.

Locals unite against Adani

Protesters gathered in Byron on Saturday as part of the National Day of Action organised by Frontline Action on Coal. There were 25 other actions taking place around Australia as people once again made a stand against opening up future coal mines.

Melbourne men drop daks in ‘cheeky’ coal protest

As part of a 30-hour demonstration at the Flinders Street Station intersection, members of Frontline Action on Coal Melbourne bared their backsides under the clocks at Flinders St Station.

Byron mother-daughter activists fined more than Adani

A Byron mother and her daughter have been fined a combined $16,000 for their part in an action that stopped Adani’s Abbot Point coal loading facility for about eight hours in January.

Coal protesters block rail line near Bowen

Two protesters from Front Line Action on Coal are currently blocking Aurizon’s coal railway near Bowen, calling on the Queensland Government to rule out funding for Aurizon.

Peaceful protest halts Whitehaven coal trains

On Sunday peaceful protest, at Willow Tree, NSW, halted Whitehaven Coal's trains from reaching Newcastle Port. Trains were stopped for five hours after 33-year-old Jamie Dunnit scaled, and occupied, the locomotives.

Young animators shine on Ballina’s big screen

A group of up and coming local indigenous animators were excited to see their first films on the big screen at Ballina Fair Cinemas on Tuesday night.

Nurses and midwives rally during Health Inquiry in Lismore

Nurses and midwives will be holding lunchtime rallies across the Northern Rivers calling for nurse-to-patient ratios and highlighting widespread issues being exposed at the rural health inquiry, which is due to hear submissions today in Lismore.

‘Influencers’ – just another advertising platform…

The question being asked by many consumers is 'are influencers genuinely promoting products that they like and believe in, or is it just more advertising?

Professor Offord makes Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Ocean Shores resident and Emeritus Professor, Baden Offord, has been named on the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List, ‘For distinguished service to tertiary education in the field of human rights, social justice, and cultural diversity’.