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Freedoms and rights

Whilst I agree with most of Adrian Gattenhoff’s assertions in Letters (13 October: Perrotet and Opus Dei) I urge...

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4WDs multiplying on Seven Mile Beach?

Beach users in Lennox Head are reporting much higher numbers of 4WDs on Seven Mile Beach recently, along with...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: ‘What’s that, Skip?’

I love Kangaroos. Like most people my age I grew up eating my dinner off a Skippy plate. Seeing Sonny and Skip was a real incentive to finish my dinner. I wanted a kangaroo friend too. I wanted to say ‘What’s that, Skip?’ And Skip would tell me ‘There was a murder down at the gorge’...

Ben Smith leaving Ballina Council

The unique contributions of current Deputy Mayor Ben Smith to Ballina Shire Council are coming to an end, as he's decided to hang up his councillor hat after thirteen years, and not contest the December election.

I’m back!

Over the past few weeks I’ve stayed out of the limelight in order to rest for the election campaign,...

#BigBadBiomass – protesters reject burning trees for energy

North East Forest Alliance (NEFA) and the NSW Forest Defenders have thrown their support behind the protests against the burning of Biomass to generate electricity across Australia ahead of the Glasgow Climate Change Conference (COP) 26.

Stories about "Internet":

Travelling at the speed of lies

When Tim Berners-Lee and others created the architectural foundations of the world wide web, they did so with the vision of openness, idea sharing, and trust. Human nature has a way of making things more complicated, of course.

Three in ten teens contacted online by a stranger

Teenagers are spending around two hours a day online, have four different social media services, and there’s a good chance they have had a negative experience online – including being contacted by a stranger.

It’s National Child Protection Week

This year National Child Protection Week will celebrate its 30th year with the theme: Putting children first…

COVID-19 going viral on YouTube and Instagram

The world has certainly gotten smaller in recent weeks and people turn to the internet for entertainment, interaction, exercise and maybe just company. There is also a world of people out there wanting to share what they have.

Dangerous livestream laws ‘ill-informed’ – Law Council

New federal legislation that criminalises ‘abhorrent violent’ videos has passed into law, despite damnation from the IT sector and the Law Council of Australia.

Miraculous signs of life in 42 BC (Before Cyberspace)

I had a minor meltdown that threatened to erupt as a major tanty when I was in Japan last October. The Tokyo Airbnb that I’d...

Byron residents face a year of ‘zero internet’

Residents of the Byron suburb of Sunrise face more than a year without internet access when their neighbourhood becomes a dead spot after north coast internet service provider Linknet closes on January 31.

Internet history will not be stored: govt

Internet browser history is not metadata and won't be stored under new terror laws, the federal government says.

Mullumbimby now better connected

Slow internet connections may be a thing of the past for Mullumbimby residents following a Telstra upgrade that saw an additional 179 fast ADSL2+ ports added to the town’s exchange last week.

Masters of disasters

If ever alarm bells were sounded for Ballina and ignored, they surely were those of former mayor and West Ballina farmer, Bert Barlow, in...

Waste to energy

On Friday I attended a biomass and waste incineration event, at the Condong sugar mill, held by the Northern Rivers Guardians (NRG) and North...

Byron Bay – Main Beach’s future tabled

The range of options for protecting Byron’s Main Beach look set to be narrowed to three, after the community had its say on the crucial shoreline project.

Byron Council staff push to make Unauthorised Dwelling Policy for ‘internal use’

A contentious draft Unauthorised Dwelling Policy, put on exhibition last year by Council, has re-emerged for this Thursday’s meeting.