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Lismore Women’s Festival cancelled

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis that is sweeping NSW and other states in Australia the Lismore Women’s Festival has been cancelled.

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The Greens launch NurseKeeper for nurses and paramedics

The Greens have written to the Premier to ask him to immediately introduce ‘NurseKeeper’ to urgently introduce pandemic pay and bonuses for nurses and paramedics. 

BoM tsunami warning for the NSW Coastline

The State Emergency Service (SES) has issued a tsunami warning as a result of an eruption of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apa in the Tongan Islands at 3.10pm AEDT yesterday, Saturday, January 15.

The Lord and that ‘dance’

Two things happened during the last week that perfectly illustrate the federal government’s position on religious discrimination in Australia.

Friends of Loft

Become a Friend of Loft with their new local loyalty member program. Enjoy member-only benefits and offers, invite-only events, and...

The PM’s report from the National Cabinet meeting yesterday

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has released a media statement about the meeting yesterday of the National Cabinet.

TreadLightly on the planet by recycling school shoes

Most Aussie parents know how quickly kids either grow out or wear out of school shoes. They either get handed down or thrown in the rubbish – adding to the millions of shoes that end up in landfill each year

Stories about "India":

Louise supporting India, on the ground, with love

An emerging NGO in India, headed by Byron Shire resident Louise Harrison, is appealing for assistance after the tourism economy collapsed 16 months ago.

Transforming lives, empowering individuals and uniting communities

A Sound Life, Australia’s first charity to transform the lives of people in need through free music, yoga and meditation programs is having an event this Sunday as a fundraiser for the COVID crisis in India.

Fabulous Clothes Swap Saturday coming up

Once upon a time Graeme Batterby was travelling in India and met a young man who asked for help to build a health clinic in his rural village. This gradually morphed into a women’s empowerment program as he and partner Wendy Royston saw the need.

Think globally act locally – make a difference

In late 2020 the Narendra Modi government in India hastily passed three laws pertaining to Indian agriculture, claiming that they would improve farmers’ lives.

Empowering women in India this Sunday

The film Driving With Selvi showing at the Brunswick Picture House this Sunday is raising money to support the health and education projects in India through the Women's Empowerment in Indian Villages initiative.

Run Pussy Run – survival skills for India’s women

Run Pussy Run is the name of a band. It could well be a desperate strategy to help women survive India’s increasingly misogynistic culture. Run, if you can, from your attackers, is prudent advice. Except for the fact that India’s women have nowhere to run.

Channon protest at India’s ‘growing intolerance’

A ‘pop-up demonstration’ was held at the Channon Market on Sunday to highlight what protesters described as ‘the growing intolerance in India which has seen attacks on minorities, including Muslims, Dalits, Christians and tribals.’

Thousands march against the murder of freethinkers in India

‘You can silence me, but you cannot silence the truth.’ These words by Prof. M M Kalburgi echoed through the streets of Dharwad, Karnataka, India, as thousands of people marched through town on the first anniversary of Kalburgi’s assassination.

Australia bets it all on India’s coal market

Tony Abbott’s commitment to the Anglosphere, increased carbon emissions and the mining lobby has hit spectacular new heights, writes Michael Sainsbury.

Eyewitness to the deity in his church

  John Campbell In the wake of Homework-gate and the carefully scripted corporate-speak that came hard on its heels, the Australian cricket team has one last...

Vale Byron girl, Patricia Marcia Dailhou 

Patricia, better known as Pat or Patsy, was born in Byron Bay in 1933 and was the second eldest of nine, to Horace Cecil Vernon Freeman (better known as ‘Bluey’) and Dorothy Lulu Freeman (nee Daniels). 

Daintree buyback sees more forest retained

Over the last two-and-a-half years the Mullumbimby based Rainforest 4 Foundation has had a mission to buy back parts of the Daintree Lowland Rainforest that were subdivided for sale in the 1980s. 

Over 1,000 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Northern Rivers

There have been 1,099 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) to 8pm 18 January. These numbers include 663...

Localisation shines as supply chains weaken

While Coles and Woolworths struggle with supply chain issues caused by the Omicron outbreak, local farmer’s markets and independent food retailers appear to be coming into their own.