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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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Migrant workers exploited and ripped off

Unions NSW say that a firewall between the Fair Work Ombudsman and the Department of Home Affairs is needed to protect migrant workers from deportation when they report exploitation, as new data reaffirms rife underpayment across Australia.  

Local waterpolo team thriving on friendship

The Byron Bay Bullsharks women’s waterpolo team have played their way into second place on the Far North Coast...

Father of Julian Assange to speak in Mullum tonight

John Shipton, father of detained Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, has returned briefly to his beloved home-away-from-home on the Northern Rivers to reunite with supporters.

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.

The Menu

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_uTkUGcHv4   Do chefs wield too much power in this world? The power over life and death in fact? In The...

The last curtain…

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

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Northern Rivers waste incinerator moves closer

The NSW Government is one step closer to approving a 'waste to energy' incinerator in Casino as a state significant development, with the passing of a new regulation.

Does Casino want to live with a thermal waste ‘solution’?

The residents of the Richmond Valley LGA have had seven weeks to simmer over the possibility of a waste incinerator coming to town. A proposal that Sydney residents and planning authorities have quite rightly rejected waste incinerators in their backyards.

Ballina’s Mariann Lloyd-Smith and her mission to stop toxics in the environment

Living quietly in beautiful Ballina is one of the global heavy-hitters in the fight to eliminate and control toxic chemicals, Dr Mariann Lloyd-Smith.

Caution advised in treatment of yellow crazy ants

The National Toxics Network has advised caution regarding the use of the chemical pesticide Fipronil for the treatment of a yellow crazy ant in Lismore but stopped short of opposing its use.

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.