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Mullum locals protest flood-prone pod site

Around 40–50 locals gathered outside the Byron Shire Council chambers this morning to highlight the risks of, and lack of due process around, the selection of the flood accommodation pod site in Mullumbimby.

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Revenge

The Fischer–Spassky 1992 Twentieth Anniversary Rematch was in fact Russia and Spassky’s revenge. Russia knew that Bobby Fischer was unstable,...

Editorial – Bye bye, Prince St froggies

It’s worth pausing to reflect on the mass frogacide that just happened on Prince Street, Mullum, which was led by unquestioning Byron Shire councillors and Resilience NSW.

Where the Crawdads Sing

Abandoned by her family as a girl in the dangerous marshlands of North Carolina, Kya Clark, otherwise known to...

Flood on Prince Street

It seems that the strongest impediment to the Prince Street temporary housing is the addition of fill to the...

Byron women’s AFL narrowly avoids first loss

A battle royale unfolded last Saturday afternoon at the Cavanbah oval when the Byron Bay women’s AFL team took...

Lismore Council on gender equity in management

Last night Lismore Council met for their monthly meeting and Councillor Big Rob asked a question about gender equality in the upper echelons of Council.

Stories about "mysoginy":

Misogyny the root of most evils

Cat Anders, Lismore. Stan Grant claims that racism is at the heart of the nation. I don't deny this, however, misogyny is at the heart of most cultures and this, as always, is denied aggressively by men and women.

Council: Goonellabah park not available for pods

Tuesday’s debate in the Lismore Council chambers was mostly about the community’s need for open, green space for sport and recreation balanced against the need for places to live.

Cabarita DA refused on character grounds

Tweed Shire Councillors refused a DA for a four-storey block of flats at 2-6 Tweed Coast Road, Cabarita Beach, despite the staff recommendation of approval.

Concerns over future of Murwillumbah Hospital

Northern NSW Local Health District have sought to reassure locals that facilities won't be downgraded or closed at Murwillumbah Hospital when the controversial new Tweed Valley Hospital in Cudgen near Kingscliff opens in 2023.

No letup in the struggle for climate justice

The 43 per cent emissions target passed last week in the House of Representatives lacks the ambition needed to radically diminish Australia’s contribution to global warming. It’s too little, too late.