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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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Cr Darlene Cook: ‘working to restore accountability and trust in our Council’

Current Lismore Councillor Darlene Cook has served one term on Lismore Council and at the December LGA election, she plans to run for Mayor.

NRCG Volunteer Expressions of Interest

Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) is calling for expressions of interest for volunteers to support the gallery through assisting with front-of-house operations, customer service and sales.

#Bigbadbiomass rally at Condong sugar mill

Around 50 people gathered on Friday morning at the big fig tree near the Condong sugar mill to join the world-wide #Bigbadbiomass protest against the use of biomass to create energy and to emphasise that burning biomass is not ‘environmentally friendly’.

Northern Rivers Mud Trail this weekend

Local ceramic artists will be opening their studios across the Byron, Ballina and Tweed Shires over the weekend, as part of the Northern Rivers Mud Trail.

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.

Julian Assange: the name that cannot be uttered

Since the news came through I have been keeping an eye and an ear out for further reporting in...

Stories about "Islamic State":

Police defend tinnie terror plot arrests

Five men suspected of trying to leave Australia in a fishing boat in order to join Islamic State could face charges under counter-terrorism laws.

We won’t eradicate ISIS by bombing them

Conservative governments want to wipe out Islamic State, to eradicate them, but we know from history that this doesn't work, writes Richard Mordaunt who has spent much of his life studying the country.

IS to push for more global attacks: study

Islamic State will push for more international attacks as it faces growing pressure from coalition airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, a new study says.

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.

An open letter to Tony Abbott and Bill Shorten

David Horner, Ocean Shores

Australia’s complicity in war will rebound

Gareth Smith, Byron Bay. There is widespread denial that Australia's complicity in US led state terrorism has domestic consequences.

Beheadings and the Islamic State

Michael Weatherhead, Mullumbimby. Beheading an aid worker in Syria by the Islamic State or anyone else is a terrible thing and should not have happened. Killing between half a million and a million people in a war against Iraq was a terrible thing and should not have happened.

Beheadings and the Islamic State

Michael Weatherhead, Mullumbimby. Beheading an aid worker in Syria by the Islamic State or anyone else is a terrible thing and should not have happened. Killing between half a million and a million people in a war against Iraq was a terrible thing and should not have happened.

Contemplating IS and historical genocides

Michael Bell, Gordonville, NSW. Is the IS (Islamic State) worse than the British in recent history? They killed the Tasmanian Aboriginals and removed the remainder to Flinders Island where they all died.

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.