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Cars and other items stolen from Brunswick Heads

Local police are warning residents in the Byron Shire to be diligent in maintaining their home security after personal items and vehicles were stolen from Brunswick Heads yesterday.

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Sunshine brings football back to the Northern Rivers

After weeks of relentless rain washing out every game, the sunny days of June have allowed local football to...

Do you have an IF?

When 12-year-old Bea moves into her grandmother Margaret’s apartment in New York, while her father waits for heart surgery in the same hospital where her mother died of cancer years earlier, she chafes against his playful antics, insisting she can handle the situation with maturity.

Occupants of empty buyback homes face eviction day

Members of Lismore’s Reclaim our Recovery community group called for a last-minute gathering of supporters this morning as people continued to occupy otherwise abandoned houses in North Lismore.

Labor announces its councillor ticket for Byron Shire

Labor councillor, Asren Pugh, and South Golden Beach local, Janet Swain will head the Byron Shire Labor team to contest the Byron Shire Council elections on September 14.

Have your say on Byron Bay’s foreshore 

Byron Council staff have proposed options and a ten-year vision for the much-used space, including the removal, or partial removal, of the carpark overlooking Main Beach. 

Butterfly and bee highways created by local schools

Northern Rivers students have created a ‘B&B Highway’ for bees, birds, and butterflies to support threatened pollinators in the region.

Stories about "Liberal leadership spill":

Coalition’s climate-change firestorm

David Norris, Pottsville. What political party faction in their right mind would challenge the prime minister with a candidate who has a pecuniary interest in...

A peek at Rupert Murdoch’s revised walking dead cabinet

Good riddance Turnbull, a PM of massive wealth and ego who left office without much record of accomplishment. Remember when the Libs scoffed as Labor tore itself apart?

Scott Morrison elected next prime minister

Update: P Scott Morrison  has been elected Liberal Party leader in a 45-40 vote.

Vested interests

Joe Monks, The Gap. The current leadership crisis is a perfect example of how vested interests (mining, banks, insurance,  energy etc) can destabilise a country. Each...

How the right-wing media have given a megaphone to reactionary forces in the Liberal Party

The polarisation that is devouring Australia’s politics is reflected in the increasingly stark polarisation of the country’s professional mass media, writes Denis Muller of Melbourne University.

Local Labor MP stands by Shorten

Richmond Labor MP Justine Elliot describes former prime minister Tony Abbott's replacement, ‘Malcolm Turnbull, as 'just another out-of-touch, arrogant leader with a chaotic, dysfunctional and divided government.'

The personal is political in the marginals

Anthony Plesko, Ballina. Why did the Libs change their leader? It had nothing to do with who is better PM nothing to do with good government, nothing to do with the needs and wishes of the people.

Yes, peace is the solution

Both Duncan Shipley-Smith and John Scrivener yet again display the same responses that I talk about over, and over and over again. They do...

Teething problem

I think it’s really stupid and potentially dangerous that the concept of an absorption period of charging a lead acid battery has been transferred...

Rising Tide activists head to Justine Elliot’s office with kayaks

Today saw just over 40 people kayak from John Follent Park in Tweed Heads to Faux Park in South Tweed, before walking close to a one km with their kayaks to the Labor Member for Richmond's Office to demand an end to new fossil fuel projects.

Butterfly and bee highways created by local schools

Northern Rivers students have created a ‘B&B Highway’ for bees, birds, and butterflies to support threatened pollinators in the region.