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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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Climate change likely to bring more compound disasters

The 2022 floods have caused $5.3billion in damage. Black Summer bushfires caused almost $2.5 billion in damage. Three consecutive La Nina events, or multiple droughts and heatwaves likely to become more common.

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.

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.

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Byron paramedics

Our health services are seriously under-resourced, wait times at emergency departments are out of control, nurses have been on...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Is it better not to report rape?

We failed Brittany Higgins. Our judicial system is so brutalising the only way to keep her safe was to drop the charges against her alleged rapist.

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Refusal recommended for North Lismore Plateau DA

The development of 742 residential lots, two neighbourhood business lots (super lots), one residue lot (future residential) and 45 new roads on the North Lismore Plateau has been recommended for refusal by the Lismore City Council assessment.

Photos from a visit to Lismore’s Sleeping Lizard

Last weekend a group of photographers and conservationists made a trek up Banyam Baigham, Lismore’s Sleeping Lizard, to capture the landmark reptile for posterity.

DA for Lismore’s biggest, and most contentious, development open for submissions

The development of the North Lismore Plateau has been creating community division for many years with local Bundjalung Elder, Mickey Ryan having led the opposition to the unfettered development of the plateau.

Ryan’s win over North Lismore Plateau DA

The Land and Environment Court has ruled that approval of the development application to create over 400 residential lots on the North Lismore Plateau, is invalid.

Aboriginal protest over North Lismore Plateau development

Bundjalung Aboriginal elders and traditional owners along with community supporters will be performing a sacred fire and smoking ceremony to protest the controversial North Lismore Plateau development.

North Lismore Plateau development heads for court

Aboriginal Elder Mickey Ryan has served Lismore City Council with a summons over the contentious North Lismore Plateau development, which he claims is set to be built on sacred Indigenous land.

Court rules North Lismore Plateau housing plan ‘invalid’

A Lismore Aboriginal elder has this morning won a victory in the NSW Land and Environment Court against a proposal to build more than 1500 dwellings on the North Lismore Plateau.

Opponents confident after court hears plateau challenge

Opponents of the proposed North Lismore plateau housing development will find out in the New Year whether they have successfully overturned the development’s approval.

Lismore development a ‘blight’

Al Oshlack, Lismore. Mickey Ryan, you are a hero the way you stand strong and for the rights of Koori people and the protection of sacred cultural heritage.

Group vows to oppose North Lismore development

Opponents of a proposed 1525 house development on the North Lismore plateau are preparing for a battle they believe could rival the Bentley blockade.

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.