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The time for climate action has come – today protect Styx Valley

The Bob Brown Foundation has returned to Tasmania’s native forests frontline with a commitment to defend critical carbon-storehouses while the government contributes to the global climate and extinction crises.

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Charges laid after police pursuit at Murwillumbah

Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District have been investigating several incidents of stolen motor vehicles from within the Kingscliff area over the past month.

Cartoon of the week – 27 October, 2021

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Comment: Net sober by 2050!

With Scott Morrison about to jet off to Glasgow for the UN COP 26 Climate Change Conference, I’ve got some unexpected and exciting news of my own: I’ve decided to take advice around my health and wellbeing and give up drinking! 

Mutual obligation or mandatory vax?

There is much being said about the pros and cons of the vaccination. Do we? Don’t we? Must we? Must...

No means no, say traditional owners

As Water Week draws to a close, with a theme of 'Caring for Water and Country', a group of Widjabul Wia-bal elders have emphatically said they do not want the Dunoon Dam proposal to be put back on the table by pro-dam councillors.

COVID-19 update: 5 new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District, Acting Chief Executive, Lynne Weir, says there were five new cases of COVID-19 reported for the District to 8pm last night, 21 October.

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More bullying stories emerge in Lismore

Since local woman Sally Flannery decided to quit the Lismore City Council race, more stories of harassment and attacks have emerged, affecting councillors and others across the political spectrum.

Communication is key, says Lismore’s Neil Marks

In the latest in our series about the candidates to be Lismore's next mayor, current Deputy Mayor and Acting Mayor Neil Marks talks about his vision for Lismore.

Six in the race to replace Jenny Dowell as Lismore’s next mayor

Five current Lismore City councillors plus a rank outsider are in the running to be the next mayor of Lismore.

Concerns raised over region’s toxic railway tracks

Users of a proposed rail trail on the Casino to Murwillumbah line could be exposed to toxic chemicals including arsenic and asbestos, a Lismore councillor has warned.

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. At the...

Dangerous driving and assault – Tugun

Police are appealing for information regarding an alleged assault at the Pacific Motorway, Tugun on September 25.

Do COVID vaccines affect male fertility?

Vaccines do have side effects, but there are some social-media users peddling myths that COVID-19 vaccines cause male infertility and sexual dysfunction.

Another Lismore COVID case

Lismore has seen one new case of COVID-19 reported in the 24 hours to 8pm 26 October.