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Should the Northern Rivers be opening up to mines?

The question of whether or not mining should be allowed in the Northern Rivers has once again been raised and the issue is being brought to the table in the NSW Parliament.

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Big Rob: ‘no comment’

The 2021 NSW Local Government elections will be held on Saturday, 04 December, 2021. Candidates have until noon on Wednesday, November 3 to register with the NSW Electoral Commission.

Paid parking review on the table for Byron Shire Council

Touted as their ‘first detailed policy position ahead of the Council elections’, the Byron Independents have announced their plans to expand pay parking in ‘other towns’ like Brunswick Heads and Mullumbimby.

Mutual obligation or mandatory vax?

There is much being said about the pros and cons of the vaccination. Do we? Don’t we? Must we? Must...

NSW – bad to worse

While Gladys has left the building and we have a new religious fanatic in the top job, things are...

Egotistic rabble

Strident anti-vaxxers claim that COVID-19 vaccination violates their individual sovereignty and freedom. However, there’s not a beep from them...

Julian Assange: the name that cannot be uttered

Since the news came through I have been keeping an eye and an ear out for further reporting in...

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Lobbying over Gaza atrocities

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre. Gaza is again in the news because of Israel's massacre of 32 and injuring of over 1,400 civilian protesters so it is imperative that we have a letter writing campaign and support as much as possible these events.

Australia’s silence on Gaza killings show PM’s true colours

While condemning every killing of an Israeli by terrorists, Australia can't bring itself to say a word when Israeli soldiers deliberately kill unarmed protesters.

Rogue-state Israel continues its ‘murder’

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre, Byron Bay. Israel swapped the blood of the paschal lamb this Passover for the blood of Palestinians but there was no staying of the Angel of Death.

A tale of two cities: Gaza and Byron

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre, Byron Bay. Byron Bay, part of our Rainbow Region, has a proud tradition of supporting human rights and the environment and opposing militarism. The people of Gaza in Palestine deserve our help, so let's take a step in this direction by twinning Byron Bay with Gaza City.

Mike Carlton: Gaza is Israel’s Vietnam

So Hamas wins. No matter how Israel and its friends spin it, the raw fact is that this 'indefinite ceasefire' leaves Hamas unbeaten in Gaza.

Ghosts of Gaza haunt Byron forum

Ghosts were in the air at the forum and fundraiser for Gaza at the Byron Community Centre (BCC) Theatre on Sunday: the ghosts of the more than 700,000 Palestinians evicted from their lands in the 'nakba' (catastrophe) that befell them at the creation of the state of Israel in 1948.

Gaza massacre focus of Byron forum

The Israeli massacre of Palestinians in Gaza will be the focus of talks in Byron Bay tonight aimed at taking local action to highlight the conflict.

Here & Now #64

I live on a community. I hope it doesn't get invaded. I hope it is never unlucky enough to have a resource under its fertile soil (like CSG). Or some religious nut with a book and corporate backing doesn't decide that this land is his, given to him by God.

Paid parking review on the table for Byron Shire Council

Touted as their ‘first detailed policy position ahead of the Council elections’, the Byron Independents have announced their plans to expand pay parking in ‘other towns’ like Brunswick Heads and Mullumbimby.

Community sport warms up as restrictions recede

Amid the uncertainty of COVID-19 and the winding back of public health restrictions, summer sporting codes are doing what they can to get their season underway.

Freedoms and rights

Whilst I agree with most of Adrian Gattenhoff’s assertions in Letters (13 October: Perrotet and Opus Dei) I urge him not to be fooled...

Masters of disasters

If ever alarm bells were sounded for Ballina and ignored, they surely were those of former mayor and West Ballina farmer, Bert Barlow, in...