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West Byron flooding

All east coast communities are now daily regularly warned by the ABC radio/TV, by the Bureau of Meteorology, to...

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People with disability twice as likely to be victims of violent crime

A report released today by the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) has found that 17 per cent of people accessing a core disability support were victims of a recorded crime in NSW between 2014-2018

Biodiversity concerns ‘noted’ in favour of new Lennox Head RFS and preschool

Ballina shire councillors voted unanimously at a meeting last week to support a consultancy’s findings regarding suitability of land on Lennox Head for a new RFS station and preschool.

WAR wins another rugby premiership

WAR’s Dan Damen shoots through the Bangalow defence to claim a try in Saturday’s grand final. Photo Vicki Kerry Wollongbar...

Connecting with the tribe

Spring Wiggle – Equinox Tribe Connect is on this Friday and Saturday at the Durrumbul Hall. A top-shelf Crystal Grid production, the Spring...

Flood 2022 – Kingscliff emergency housing failure

Kinglscliff housing-pod fiasco – emergency flood housing anticipated to be available in early 2023 to house displaced residents from teh February 2022 floods.

Surf legends and film coming to Lennox tonight

The award-winning surf documentary, 'Bustin’ Down the Door' will be showcased at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre tonight.

Stories about "Iraq":

In the battle between baddies and worsies, there’s no clear strategy

It is easy to be cynical about the outcry over the corpse of four-year-old Aylan Kursi, found washed up on a beach just a little over a week ago. He was just one of many victims of the wars in Syria and Iraq, but he was the one that mattered, writes Mungo MacCallum.

Australia’s Iraq ‘stalemate’ still stimulating terrorist recruitment

Australia is now mired in an open-ended $300 million a year debacle in Iraq, with no coherent exit strategy except, apparently, to maximise the risk to Australians that the government's campaign against Islamic State is creating, writes Bernard Keane.

Iraq troop numbers ‘under review’: Bishop

Julie Bishop is tight-lipped on whether Australia is about to commit more troops to help Iraq fight Islamic State.

Iraq deal on special forces imminent: PM

Prime Minister Tony Abbott says special forces members could get the legal go-ahead for Iraq deployment within days.

Critical thinking the first casualty of war

'It’s a funny old war, this one -- and the discussion of it is even stranger. As Australia joins the latest Western campaign in Iraq, where’s the debate about what’s supposed to happen?' asks Jeff Sparrow.

Odd row of lights

Just following up the letter from Sarah Smith in the August 31 issue. It was a Starlink satellite train. My webcam captured the scene. Michael...

Trampling of the graves of the murdered: reply to Will Liley

As I read Will Liley’s response to my article in dedication to my late uncle, I recalled the poem in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s novel Clandestine in Chile:

Murwillumbah mega-school merger public meeting on Monday

Opposition to the merger of the four Murwillumbah Schools, which includes two primary and two high schools, remains strong. Monday will see Leader of the NSW opposition MP Chris Minns and local MP Janelle Saffin joining concerned parents, students and community members at a town hall meeting in Murwillumbah on Monday at 5.30pm.

Byron Council looking at rain damage

Byron Shire Council says they have staff out and about across the Shire today assessing damage from the rain.