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$3 million for regional news outlets in NSW

The NSW government has announced a new $3 million fund to assist regional communities to have access to trusted news sources covering the stories that matter.

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Environment law fails to protect threatened species

A University of Queensland finding says that the federal environmental laws are failing to mitigate against Australia’s extinction crisis.

They are Hotshots

The two-hour production is a visual feast, choreographed and developed by Australia’s leading professionals and a hand-picked selection of dreamy guys who will have the ladies up from their chairs, screaming for more, night after night. With a totally interactive production, The Secret Fantasies Tour is the perfect night out with the girls.

Local MP mute over PM diary secrecy

Local federal Labor MP, Justine Elliot, has declined to comment on why her government are refusing to provide the diary of Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese, as a public document. 

Federal Drive landslip update

Council staff have updated the status of the hinterland Federal landslip that cut access at Federal Drive, north of Federal village on February 28, 2022. The road that connects Federal to Goonengerry has been closed a year this week.

NSW Greens commit to Truth and Treaty to mark 235 years since invasion

The Greens have announced their plans for Truth-telling, Treaty and dedicated seats in both houses of the NSW Parliament ahead of the 235th anniversary of British invasion in NSW. 

Ballina Shire Council Australia Day Ceremony

Ballina Shire Council is hosting an Australia Day ceremony at Lennox Head Cultural Centre, Park Lane, Lennox Head from 9am–11am.

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No Mr Morrison, we are not ‘confused’ or ‘misguided’

The Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison, has spent much of the election campaign telling the people of Australia that a vote for a small party or an independent is a wasted vote. Or that a vote for a small party or an independent is a vote for instability.

Hemp festival moves from harvest to planting

President of the Nimbin HEMP Embassy, the MardiGrass Organising Body says that Nimbin's annual first weekend in May MardiGrass cannabis law reform protest and gathering has been postponed.

Cannabis benefits recognised but legal home growing still a pipedream

CBD oil will soon be available in pharmacies and a new study is investigating how cannabis helps sufferers of Parkinson’s Disease, causing local growers to question why they’re still unable to legally cultivate marijuana’s benefits at home.

Grow pot, pay tax, create jobs says Eden-Monaro candidate

Cannabis production and consumption is being legalised around the world. It is now time to bring Australian growers in from the cold and give them the opportunity to pay tax, use their knowledge and live legally said Eden-Monaro by-election candidate Michael Balderstone.

It’s not just about getting high – it’s about cannabis healing

It is all about healing and the Nimbin HEMP Embassy is bringing together speakers together to discuss the way in which cannabis can help people this weekend.

Six men charged following cannabis raids

Six people have been charged and 697 cannabis plants seized as part of raids across the northern rivers this week.

Call to cut red tape on cannabis ‘to fill the codeine gap’

Liberal Democrats Senator David Leyonhjelm has called on the federal government to 'quit dithering' and cut the red tape preventing thousands of Australians suffering chronic pain from accessing medicinal cannabis.

Nimbin to host medicinal cannabis workshop

As California appears set to fully legalise cannabis in coming weeks, advocates in Nimbin are holding yet another workshop this weekend to educate people about the plant's medicinal qualities.

Hemp experts to spruik benefits of medical cannabis

A Canadian expert on medical cannabis is one of the keynote speakers at tomorrow's workshop on medicinal marijuana at Nimbin Hall.

Critics slam police cannabis claims

Police have been accused of inflating the value of cannabis plants seized during annual helicopter raids, and of taking 'medicine' away from sick people.

Vale Professor Will Steffen – leading climate scientist

Leading climate scientist Professor Will Steffen has died of pancreatic cancer in Canberra at 75.

Oil spill on M1 near Byron, traffic backed up to Brunswick Heads exit

An accident on the M1 has brought southbound traffic to a standstill from the Brunswick Heads exit at Gulgan Road and Tweed Street.

Four arrested over alleged break-ins, trespass – Casino

Four boys have been arrested by police investigating alleged aggravated break and enter and trespass offences in Casino on Monday, 30 January.

V-Day returns to Byron Bay, February 14

A mass global action, One Billion Rising, which aims to end violence against women and children, is planned for V-Day on February 14, Main Beach, Byron Bay from 7am.