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Calls to reverse NSW anti-protest laws

The harsh sentencing of Deanna ‘Violet’ Coco for stopping a lane of traffic on the Sydney Harbour Bridge in April this year has led to a range of protests and the call to reverse NSW anti-protest laws by lawyer and Greens NSW Legislative Council Member Sue Higginson.

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Cumbalum shops and affordable homes one step closer – by car

Cumbalum is one step closer towards having some local shops and five new officially affordable homes in perpetuity thanks to council approval of preliminary planning requirements.

Waste solutions

Australia has a waste problem. Take plastic for example. Australians throw away around 179 million empty bottles of shampoo,...

Govt corps sign MOU ‘to deliver housing across the region’

Two government-run corporations – Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation (NRRC) and Landcom, have agreed upon a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which they say will deliver housing across the region.

Pianos delivered, for the people!

Following the devastating 2022 floods, Pianos for the People answered the call to bring music to the people of the Northern Rivers. 

As a bloke who has besmirched Julian

As a bloke who has besmirched Julian Assange’s reputation, my humble opinion probably doesn’t mean much, but it won’t...

Medal storm for locals at pickleball tournament

Thirty Northern Rivers pickleball players won medals in the first ever NSW regional doubles tournament last weekend in Ballina. The...

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For whom the bell tolls

They say you shouldn’t ask ‘for whom the bell tolls’ but St Martin's Anglican Church in Mullumbimby has been ringing its bell at midday on Friday for the last few weeks and we couldn’t resist asking why.

Cape Byron goes blue to get kids off Nauru

Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner high school students have joined the campaign #KidsOffNauru to highlight the inhumane treatment of innocent children jailed by successive Australian governments.

Lismore rallies to get kids off Nauru

On Saturday about 150 people rallied in Lismore to support the campaign to get ‘Kids Off Nauru’ with their families. They were standing up for people who are voiceless and defenceless.

Tweed Council secures environmental water sharing during drought

Two items at last week's Tweed Shire Council meeting highlighted the commitment of the council to sharing water with the environment even during low-flow and drought periods. 

Celebrating the life of Jack Paris Crittle

Young DJ and keen surfer, Jack Crittle, was tragically killed in a car accident last week. A celebration of his life will be held this Monday, 12 December at 10am.

Mullum’s Federation Bridge closed again tonight

Mullum and hinterland residents and visitors are reminded that Federation Bridge will be closed again tonight from 6pm to 4am for repairs. 

Changing the world with non-violent action

‘Nonviolence  is an intensely active force when properly understood and used.’ These are the words of Gandhi, the man who led nationwide campaigns in his country to ease poverty by creating a movement of resistance that contributed to ending British Rule in India.