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Koala chlamydia and Wildlife Hospital funding boost for Northern Rivers

As the pressure mounts from the NSW Labor state government to increase the amount and density of housing, and as a result increase the population, across the Northern Rivers the impact on wildlife will continue to grow. 

New board announced for Dirawong Reserve – no former members selected

A new community board has been appointed to oversee the management of the popular Dirawong Reserve at Evans Head.

Appointments for free breastscreen van in Mur’bah next month

Around ninety per cent of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history of the disease.

Just what the doctor and nurses and midwives ordered

It seems like nurses and midwives are always struggling under the weight of poor patient-to-staff ratios. It is hoped that an influx of new workers could help ease the load. This will be a welcome relief for local staff.

River to the sea

Here we go again. Another example of the antisemitic slur ‘from the river to the sea’ from Mary McMorrow...

Housing density study to be undertaken

Byron Shire Council have been allocated $239,239 by the NSW Labor government to undertake an ‘urban design-based housing density study, that will examine the residential areas surrounding the Byron Bay town centre and support the delivery of 700 new homes’

Stories about "gun control":

Greens call for removal of ‘semi semi automatic’ weapons

The Greens have called for the state and federal governments to ‘put community safety before the political demands of the gun lobby’ and ban two rapid-fire guns that they say have an ‘unequalled rate of fire’.

Agents of change: ‘We are children and we are dying’

A predictable pattern follows mass shootings in the United States. This unofficial protocol reserves the immediate aftermath of a shooting as a time for thoughts and prayers,not political recrimination. It’s certainly not the time to talk about legislative action to curb gun violence: tragedy must not be politicised.

National Rifle Association of America is a terrorist-support body

Vince Kean, Murwillumbah. If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck and has feathers like a duck, it’s a duck. There seems to be some serious reluctance to characterise mass murder events in the USA as terrorist attacks.

Punishment

There is a justice problem in criminal assault cases if a person who claims to have been assaulted makes a formal complaint, such that...

Lighthouse Road

The section from the bus stop on Lighthouse Road to the divide of the road to Byron Bay, is totally unacceptable. It’s putrid for...

4,000 failed

I attended the flood forum held at the Ballina RSL last Monday and was aghast to hear some of the facts presented. 4,000 people...

Knitting Nannas get behind Save Wallum campaign

With porcelain tea cups, lace-covered tables and plenty of knitting the Knitting Nannas Against Greed (KNAG) headed to the basecamp of the Save Wallum...