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Let’s explore Byron Council’s secret meetings!
Has Byron Shire Council improved with its transparency with regards to confidential motions?
Art Pharmacy’s art trail and Lismore Base Hospital
Art Pharmacy in collaboration with Health Infrastructure NSW has commissioned 36 artworks by nine artists local to the Northern...
Political comment: International revolving doors
Corruption takes many forms, and has become more refined since the days of brown paper bags. In Australia, we have lobbyists, interests and politicians, with the traditional dividing lines between these three now all but invisible, and numerous examples of people moving from one position to another, and then back again, as they prioritise personal gain over what's best for the country.
Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Asking for what you want
As a performer for over 30 years who has sat crammed next to toilet rolls in a supply room, dealt with dirty undies in the manager’s office and sat in a cold concrete outdoor space under a tarp in cyclonic conditions, I understand that when you crack the big time you might pull a few diva requests.
Lennox Head Trojans find their winning mojo
The Lennox Head Trojans have turned their season around with back-to-back wins in the Far North Coast Rugby Unions’...
Don’t rely on any regime to save anything that’s endangered because their mates the miners and developers pay them...
Private partnership sought for bioenergy facility proposal
Byron Council have been forced to explore the possibility of a public private partnership to fund its planned bioenergy facility in Byron Bay.
Stories about "North Star Cruises":
Cruise ship company told to go offshore
A cruise ship company claims it was told by a government official to move its operations offshore to stay competitive under new shipping legislation.
Byron Council compliance staff bolstered
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Are the van campers of Brunswick Heads thoughtless travellers with no respect for the town and its inhabitants, or are many in fact local homeless folk looking for a safe space with toilets and running water?
Will NSW Labor pay on-call emergency service volunteers?
The newly elected NSW Labor government have stopped short of committing to paying volunteers who attend emergencies such as fires and floods, but say there is investment and initiatives underway to support those who volunteer as emergency service members.
Call to recognise value of wetlands and stop developing floodplains
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The clearing of the flood prone development site at 60 Tringa Street, Tweed Heads appears to have been completed by developers MAAS Group Holdings who then pulled out from the site on 24 April.
Greens call for two-year rent freeze
A new Essential Guardian poll shows 60 per cent of Australians support a freeze on rental increases.