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Councils ‘bullied’ with increased NSW govt burdens, say LGNSW

NSW councils have been ‘set up to fail’ with their annual audits ‘because the NSW Government is forcing them to carry the depreciation cost of assets they neither own nor control’, claims the peak body representing councils, Local Government NSW.

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Migrant workers exploited and ripped off

Unions NSW say that a firewall between the Fair Work Ombudsman and the Department of Home Affairs is needed to protect migrant workers from deportation when they report exploitation, as new data reaffirms rife underpayment across Australia.  

The last curtain…

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

The Aboriginal identity explosion

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

Dogs – stay out 

Byron’s Main Beach and playground is a no-dog area. About ten signs clearly state this and unless someone is...

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.

Follow the school buses

In Byron Shire and beyond, we have a regular, convenient and reliable public transport system moving thousands of commuters...

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How can your health service be improved?

What do you need from your local health services? An online survey to find out what the needs for local and regional health services are on the north coast opens today

Medics, teachers against draconian Border Force Act

Dr Rachel Heap, specialist in intensive care medicine, Lismore Base Hospital. Last Saturday, doctors, nurses, health care workers and teachers from the northern rivers gathered at Belongil Beach and joined their voices in the protest against the Border Force Act, in support of health professionals working in detention centres, and to support and advocate for those seeking asylum.

Cumbalum shops and affordable homes one step closer – by car

Cumbalum is one step closer towards having some local shops and five new officially affordable homes in perpetuity thanks to council approval of preliminary planning requirements.

Mullum’s zebra crossing win hard fought by residents

A zebra crossing is being installed at a pedestrian safety blackspot near the centre of Mullumbimby, following a long-running campaign by a group of local residents.

The Aboriginal identity explosion

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

NSW Labor candidate announced for Ballina

Andrew Broadley has been named the NSW Labor candidate for Ballina for the March 2023 election.