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Nimblefoot launches tonight in Byron 

Acclaimed Bangalow author Robert Drewe, who will be featuring at Byron Writers Festival, is having his latest book Nimblefoot launched by Kerry O’Brien at The Book Room at Byron at 6pm tonight. 

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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.

Byron Council to vote on major flood recovery works  

Major drainage enhancements in flood-affected areas, and the employment of a Council officer to help residents rebuild and return to their homes, are among a raft of measures proposed by Byron Council under the latest round of disaster funding.

Get dead set on Dying to Know Day

Research shows that 87 per cent of Australians agree that at least some end-of-life planning is important however many often experience barriers to taking action.

Julian Assange 

Thanks to everyone who signed the petition to Prime Minister Anthony Albanese asking him to speak to the UK...

Car park housing

In recent weeks the idea by Council to develop the existing car park in Station Street has dropped out...

Comment: Time for another Police Royal Commission? 

It might be time for another investigation into the NSW Police Force, but this time, the police conduct under the microscope would be alleged overreach in the application of certain powers.

Stories about "non-violent direct action":

Non-violent protest is a spiritual stance

Jo Faith, Newtown. The history of evolving progressive democracy(s) reveals advancement of same when civil societies/disenfranchised communities etc challenge unjust laws by acts of direct civil disobedience.

Nimbin peace activist speaks out about militarism

Long-time peace activist, Graeme Dunstan, has just returned from a blockade of Victoria’s Swan Island ASIS/SAS base, and will be sharing his experiences at a forum to be held at the Byron Theatre on Saturday.

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.

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.