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Knitting Nannas get behind Save Wallum campaign

With porcelain tea cups, lace-covered tables and plenty of knitting the Knitting Nannas Against Greed (KNAG) headed to the...

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NSW Aboriginal Land Councils elections this weekend

Elections for members of NSW Aboriginal Land Councils (NSWALC) are on this weekend and NSWALC CEO Yuseph Deen stresses the critical significance of active participation in shaping the future of Aboriginal communities in New South Wales.

Housing density study to be undertaken

Byron Shire Council have been allocated $239,239 by the NSW Labor government to undertake an ‘urban design-based housing density study, that will examine the residential areas surrounding the Byron Bay town centre and support the delivery of 700 new homes’

Tamara Smith announces new Wollongbar preschool

Tamara Smith MP, Member for Ballina and NSW Greens Early Learning Spokesperson, has welcomed an announcement from the NSW government to build a new public preschool adjacent to Wollongbar public school.

1,000 people attend BJJ tournament

Over 1,000 people flocked to Byron Bay on the weekend to either compete or spectate at one of Australia’s...

Affordable housing summit next week

As the affordable housing issue shows no signs of easing in the near future, key figures in the housing, property, and finance sectors will come together to tackle the country’s housing challenges at the ninth Affordable Housing Development & Investment Summit

Knock down Byron’s forests

And another FU to the community, from the dominantly pro-development Council. Submissions due by 23 February on the proposed...

Stories about "NSW antiprotest laws":

You have a lawful right to protest – so why are the police intimidating protesters in their homes?

What happened to the right to protest? That is the question being asked after police have targeted Blockade Australia protesters over the last week in the lead up to the International Mining and Resources Conference. Former NSW Magistrate, David Heilpern explains there were a range of concerns with this type of behaviour from police.

‘Knitting Nannas’ arrest laws pass parliament

Laws designed to directly target protest groups such as the Knitting Nannas and ageing farmers who lock on to mine equipment passed parliament late last night with the support of the Nationals, Fred Nile and the Hunters, Fishers and Farmers Party.

NPWS wants to remove beach nudity option

For 26 years, Tyagarah Beach has been an oasis for the region’s naturist community – a space where bodies of all shapes and sizes could roam free without threat of fines or reprimands.

‘Key workers’ removed from Ballina Council’s housing project as Mayor seeks full market rents

Essential workers were the losers at the recent Ballina Council meeting when councillors actively removed the category for ‘key workers’ from their development of rental housing on land it owns in Wollongbar.

Tried catching a bus to TAFE or work in the Northern Rivers – it’s a serious challange

Getting around the Northern Rivers is no easy task without your own transport. Young people are unable to attend TAFE, and you can’t catch public transport to work due to the impossible timing of, and lack of access to, public transport. 

Community tree planting in Mullum Feb 24

Want to help locally to care for our environment and plant trees for our wildlife?