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The solution is absolute transparency

Heilpern's great comparison (20 July) of wars in Ukraine and Iraq, illustrates the USA and all participants commit great...

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Have your say on aged care facility in Kingscliff  

The developers of new $150 million redevelopment ‘designed to meet the growing and evolving needs of seniors in the region’, are inviting Kingscliff residents to take part in community consultation.

Criminalising protest

In another Sstate government descent into criminalising protest, to protect their own government’s sabotage of a liveable planet, last...

Evans Head, Iron Gates DA public planning meeting coming

The current development application (DA) for the flood and bushfire-prone site of the Evans Head, Iron Gates development will go before the Northern Rivers Planning Panel (NRPP) on 30 August.

Revoke Splendour consent

The legislation that gave Splendour consent has been revoked. Splendour’s consent should also now be revoked.  Originally Byron Council gave...

Flat Earth Byron councillors

In face of the facts, an approval of the development application (DA) for a basement car park in Brunswick...

The COVID-19 Booster: Latest news from the pandemic

The COVID-19 Booster is Cosmos Magazine’s weekly shot of the latest research, news and data from the pandemic.

Stories about "guns":

NSW Police destroy tonnes of guns

NSW Police say that more than three tonnes of firearms are being destroyed this month after being seized and gathered by police across the state.

Firearms and drugs charges – Bilambil Heights

Tweed–Byron police say that a man has been charged with firearm and drug-related offences following a search warrant at Bilambil Heights. Just before...

Firearms Amnesty draws huge response in NSW

Since July this year, NSW Crime Stoppers have been encouraging residents to hand in or register unwanted, illegal, and unregistered firearms as part of the National Firearms Amnesty.

Additional charges laid following firearm theft investigation – Richmond PD 

A man has faced additional charges following an investigation into a break and enter in Casino.

Toxic masculinity, terror and Tim Winton

It’s been five years since Winton’s last narrative offering. His latest book The Shepherd’s Hut is a stunning meditation on masculinity and power, violence and self-restraint, and on forgiveness and kindness as ultimate acts of love.

50,000 guns on the north coast: Greens

The NSW Greens have claimed gun owners are amassing private arsenals, with 50,000 guns registered on the north coast alone. Greens MP and Gun Control Spokesperson David Shoebridge said one person in Ballina owns 237 guns.

Ten firearms stolen from Crabbes Creek

Police are appealing for information after 10 firearms were stolen from a property in the state’s north.

Sydney man ‘made guns’ with 3D printer

A Sydney man will face court tomorrow charged over the alleged manufacture of firearms using a 3D printer.

Guns stolen from Greenridge property

Police are appealing for information following the theft of six guns from a property near Casino.

MacLeans Ridges man arrested over stolen car, drugs guns

A man has been charged over a stolen vehicle, weapons and drugs found during a raid at a property east of Lismore yesterday.

Veteran big band sounds coming to Ballina

The Royal Australian Navy Veterans Band is coming to Ballina RSL on Thursday, with a concert raising funds for the Northern Rivers Flood Relief Fund, by donation. They will be joined by the Royal Australian Navy Band, from Sydney, for what will be a big sound in a great cause.

Some truths

In answer to David Lisle’s letter – Backlash Echo Aug 3, 2022. Our rail corridor was only ‘disused’ because of purely political and so-called economics!...

Alarming footage of devastation in Ellis State Forest

Today north coast conservationists say they are shocked and alarmed at footage of the devastation being wrought in Ellis State Forest south of Grafton.

Mental health explored at Ballina symposium

250 people attended the first free Community Mental Health Symposium last Thursday at Ballina RSL, with a range of expert speakers from various organisations explaining the dimensions of the problem and how best to move forward.