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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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The last curtain…

By Alan Goldstein  For twenty-one years, on the second Saturday of the month, Federal Films has brought our diverse community...

Monash report: women will wait 200 years for income equity

The first Australian Women’s Health and Wellbeing Scorecard: Towards equity for women from Monash University found that at current rates it will take 70 years to reach full-time employment equality with men, and more than 200 years to reach income equity.

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. 

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.

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...

From the heart 

I’d just like to mention the fact that your publication has been a stalwart in the background of my...

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Retooling fire-affected community services

Many Australians from all states and territories and all walks of life have been affected by the summer bushfires. Understandably, there are priorities as to where financial support goes.

Pottsville koalas: three dead as community argues over men’s shed

Koala advocates say they are seriously concerned about the survival of Tweed’s endangered koala population after volunteers found five koalas diseased and/or dead over a three-day period last month.

Work set to start on Ballina Men’s Shed

Construction will begin shortly of a new, purpose-built Men’s Shed at Ballina after the NSW government announced today it would put $150,000 in funding towards the facility.

Time to get ‘Shedding’

There's a new shed on the block – it is time to shed your preconceptions and get hands on with shedding – a space for everyone to learn new skills and tinker to your hearts content.

Mullumbimby Women’s Shed opens its doors

The Mullumbimby Women’s Shed will be opening its doors for the first time between 12 and 6pm this Thursday March 8.

Mullumbimby Men’s Shed open for business

Mullumbimby Men’s first shed is up and there are celebrations taking place this Friday (Australia Day) from 9am till 11am.

The Bangalow men’s kitchen

There's something cooking at Bangalow's Men's Shed – and it's not only woodwork and metalwork. A recent $45,000 community grant has enabled them to upgrade their kitchen, add a solar power system and decking.

Fostering community through food security

Growing out of the award- winning Mullumbimby Community Gardens, the Mullum Sustainability Education and Enterprise Development (aka Mullum SEED) is encouraging members of the community, that’s right – you, to join up and get involved.

Black Rocks men’s shed gets green light

The longtime saga over erecting a men's shed at the Black Rocks sports field near Pottsville has ended after Tweed shire councillors last night narrowly voted to allow a five-year lease for the site.

Why isn’t Men’s Shed going to its preferred location?

David Norris, Pottsville The Threatened Species Conservation Society has received information that in early 2014 Tweed Council planning staff and the Pottsville and District Men's...

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.