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Police exchange gun fire at Dunoon – man arrested

At a media conference outside the Lismore police station this morning, Acting Superintendent Susan Johnston, Commander, Richmond Police Area Command, said that a man has been charged over an incident at Dunoon last night.

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Ballina Shire Council meeting wrap-up

The last Ballina meeting was another bruising encounter for some councillors, though there were several unanimous decisions too.

Not quite ‘too late’

Desmond Bellamy, PETA Australia Sir David Attenborough, the world’s most famous naturalist, has just addressed the United Nations Security Council to...

Nimbin medicinal cannabis event, March 27

Two experienced medical cannabis doctors and a retired magistrate who is passionate about changing the drug driving rules will take part in the MEDICAN gathering in Nimbin.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Dear Brittany

We watched you. We watched you break the silence. We heard the truth shatter like a glass hitting the tiles.

Thanks David Gile – but on Musk

Robin Harrison, Binna Burra I want to thank David Gilet for his appreciation of the thoughts I’ve shared here. It’s very...

FB censorship

Dean Jefferys, Mullumbimby I feel concerned about the level of censorship on FB, Instagram, YouTube, MSM, local online groups and elsewhere...

Stories about "Indonesia":

How to avoid pirates and make the long journey home

To sail or to stay? That was the decision that Craig Plummer and Claudia Schick from Bangalow had to make when the COVID-19 pandemic hit and they sailed into an Indonesian port, from Thailand.

Culture and dance provides a platform for youth activism in Kalimantan

In 2014 Emmanuela Shinta had started working for the UN as a translator; watching a training video that looked at indigenous communities using film and video to highlight issues for their communities she realised ‘it’s happening in my place, in Kalimantan’.

Mullum High student wins Indonesian scholarship

Local Mullumbimby High School student Clare Fisher will be participating in a two week intensive language course in Yogyakarta, Indonesia for New Year.

The $100 cup of coffee – how your choices affect the environment

Local scientist and activist Jungle Jenn, aka Jennifer Croes, will be at the Byron library on Tuesday 27 June to talk about her work in the illegal wildlife trade. The talk will look at the role people can play when they go shopping and how their ethical tourism and purchasing choices have an impact on the environment.

Creating connections with Indonesia

The floods may have curtailed the full agenda but the Australian Indonesian Arts Alliance wasn’t to be stopped. Presentations were given by Mark White from the Eco warriors project, Dr Mary Gardner on coastal management to Consul General of the Republic of Indonesia, Yayan Gh Mulyana.

North Coast celebrates ties with Indonesia

This weekend will see a celebration of the cultural and economic ties between Indonesia and Australia in Byron Shire. The Australian and Indonesian Arts Alliance will be bringing together a range of speakers and cross cultural experiences celebrating both the similarities and differences of our cultures.

Thus Spake Mungo: Malcolm’s exciting foreign affairs

The first week of 2017 was dominated by the distraction of Australia’s spat with Indonesia – or more properly Indonesia’s spat with Australia.

Incarcerated in West Papua, my son endured a six-month ordeal

Susan Skyvington Before gaining independence in 1999, East Timor endured 24 years of brutal suffering under Indonesian occupation. Are we aware, do we care that...

Mullumbimby woman helps take netball to Indonesia

The Netball Indonesia Project aims to empower young Indonesian women by introducing them to netball and has been developed by Mullumbimby local Meshia Grant...

Seeing Australia’s real shame

Gareth W R Smith, Byron Bay. Last week Fairfax Media linked my 1999 pro-East Timor Parliament House graffiti, for which I paid $16,350 in criminal damages, to the Abbott government’s new anti-terror laws which, if made retrospective, could result in the loss of Australian citizenship for my children and me.

Byron carjacker and stolen vehicle still not found

Police say that a man carjacked a 17-year-old in Byron Bay just before midnight on Friday.

Man arrested after shots fired in Dunoon

A police report says a 63-year-old man man has been arrested following multiple public place shots fired overnight.

Police operation Billinudgel Nature Reserve

Gary Opit, Brunswick Heads On 22 February residents on Jones Road noticed a major police operation with officers from eight police cars and associated dogs entering...

Thanks David Gile – but on Musk

Robin Harrison, Binna Burra I want to thank David Gilet for his appreciation of the thoughts I’ve shared here. It’s very welcome as I’ve been equally...