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Protests against Violet CoCo’s 15 months imprisonment

On Friday environment activist Violet CoCo faced the Magistrates Court, at the Downing Centre in Sydney for peacefully protesting climate inaction. She was sentenced to  15 months imprisonment, with a non-parole period of eight months for engaging in non-violent protest.

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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.  

Unsealed roads left off govt road audit

The Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation say one of the biggest road surveys in regional NSW is now underway – yet unsealed roads have not been included in the audit.

Editorial – Wokie dokey

Last Thursday’s Council meeting was an example of when a good idea gets kiboshed because the people proposing the idea are considered crazy conspiracy theorists.

Cinema: Seriously Red

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0RCj3-Pz50 If you’re a fan of Dolly Parton, then this just might be your happy place for the summer. Seriously...

New research collaboration aiming to flood-proof our future

The Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation (NRRC) and Southern Cross University, are collaborating on a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to inform and shape the future of Northern Rivers communities following the February and March 2022 floods.

A gentle day for refugee and asylum seeker families

Promoting community awareness, assistance and support, for asylum seekers and refugees, the Pottsville Refugee Support Group recently hosted refugee and asylum seeker families from Logan at a fun day at the beach.

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Sleeping Lizard to continue journey home to the Widjabul Wia-bal

One of the big issues at last night's Lismore Council meeting was a motion to revisit the last Council's resolution to allow the owners of the land called the Sleeping Lizard to 'own' it on white fella's terms.

COVID update – sewage detection in East and South Lismore and Byron Bay

Northern NSW Local Health District is urging people in the Lismore City and Byron Bay areas to get tested for COVID-19, after fragments of the virus were detected in samples from the East Lismore, South Lismore and Byron Bay sewage treatment plants.

Lismore Council’s historic vote to hand back Banyam Baigham

In an emotional and historic vote, Lismore City Council last night passed a motion to hand back Banyam Baigham - Sleeping Lizard, known as the North Lismore Plateau, to the Traditional Custodians.

Lismore Plateau: Mayor says hand back the land

At Lismore Council’s meeting week, Mayor Vanessa Ekins will move a motion that Council hand back council-owned land on the North Lismore Plateau to the Traditional Owners.

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.

Bundjalung artivism to raise funds for the Plateau

The North Lismore Plateau is of great significance to the Bundjalung people. It has been a long battle for the Bundjalung people to stop the works at the North Lismore Plateau and it has been an ongoing financial stress for those opposing the project.

Fundraiser for court challenge to North Lismore Plateau development

The fight to develop or not to develop the North Lismore Plateau goes back to the Land and Environment Court (L&EC) on February 10.

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.

JRPP closes meeting on North Lismore Plateau to public

The meeting to decide the fate of the North Lismore Plateau development application by the Joint Regional Planning Panel last night was closed to the public following disruption from audience members.

Monash report: women will wait 200 years for income equity

The first Australian Women’s Health and Wellbeing Scorecard: Towards equity for women from Monash University found that at current rates it will take 70 years to reach full-time employment equality with men, and more than 200 years to reach income equity.

So you think someone needs a puppy for Christmas?

If you’re thinking about giving your loved one a puppy as a gift this Christmas, Dogs Australia urges you to think twice.

Handball bouncing kids back after the floods

Following the 2022 floods, Albert Park Public School teacher Troy Davies had an idea to bring about a bit of much-needed fun into students’ lives by suggesting the handball competition to beat them all.

Pianos delivered, for the people!

Following the devastating 2022 floods, Pianos for the People answered the call to bring music to the people of the Northern Rivers.