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One million homes to provide affordable housing say The Greens

Local Greens candidate Mandy Nolan is looking to wrest the federal seat of Richmond from Labor to claim the balance of power in the next Federal government. To do it she needs a five per cent swing.

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Dr COVID

The other day I met a Mullumbimby doctor. As I used to live in Mullum and Mullum was in...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Love U 4 EV

In order to transition from a fossil fuel powered car industry I think we need to address our car culture. We’re petrol heads. Mad Max would have been a very different movie if Mel had to find a charging station instead of fuel.

Slanted and bulldozed

Thanks to Paul Bibby for his (22 September) story, which addresses the outcome of the Council meeting on 16...

ICAC and the premier

For Liberal Party luminaries it’s obviously been a heart-wrenching experience watching Gladys Berejiklian bite the dust and they are...

AI confirms over 85% of the world is affected by human-induced climate change

Brought to you by The Echo and Cosmos Magazine Climate complexity unpacked to reveal the wide reach of human-induced climate change Eighty-five percent of...

Tackling mosquitoes together in Ballina

Following its successful launch late last year, Northern Rivers councils and the North Coast Public Health Unit are once again running Tackling Mosquitoes Together, a behaviour change program to reduce the disease risks and nuisance of mosquitoes in homes and local communities.

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OLGR reveals Byron venue breaches

The Office of Liquor Gaming & Racing has finally detailed the nature of some 10 breaches by five licensed premises in Byron Bay on the October long weekend, although it has yet to name the venues.

Byron Bay Liquor Accord conditions ‘not breached’

Byron Bay Liquor Accord's Hannah Spalding says the licensing condition breaches detected at five venues during the October long weekend were not related to the voluntary conditions agreed to by the group's members.

Licensing blitz finds more breaches in Byron Bay venues

A swoop by the Office of Liquor Gaming and Racing (OLGR) on Byron Bay venues over the Labour Day long weekend found a number of breaches, prompting one campaigner to call for an end to self-regulation of the industry.

Byron Council to oppose Aldi liquor licence

A submission from Byron Shire Council will be made to the Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority objecting to the proposed liquor licence for the Aldi supermarket in Byron Bay.

AVN’s charitable status withdrawn

The charitable status of the Australian Vaccination-skeptics Network (formerly the Australian Vaccination Network – AVN) has been revoked following an investigation by the Office of Liquor, Gaming & Racing.

La Playa locked out but still operating

The operator of Byron Bay’s La Playa restaurant/lounge bar (now called Soho) is refusing to leave the premises after he was given an eviction notice for unpaid rent.

Mocktail madness hits Byron

A mocktail ‘fun-raiser’ will be a highlight of this coming weekend’s Cringe the Binge campaign in the Bay, with Byron mayor Simon Richardson shaking up a storm.

Another bottleshop application for Byron

A liquor bottleshop development application that was ultimately rejected by the Office of Gaming and Racing is again before Byron Shire Council.

Topless bar on hold

The Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority (ILGA) has put a brake on plans to open a topless bar in Byron Bay and the town's liquor accord has announced it will continue its new trial conditions into the summer.

Change liquor laws: Richardson

Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson has called on the state government to change the liquor licensing laws ahead of a parliamentary committee meeting being held in Byron Bay today.

Locals gathering to object to burning forests, plastic, foils, and tyres for energy at Condong sugar mill

A public protest is taking place this Friday meet near the Condong sugar mill, north of Murwillumbah, at the big fig tree on Tweed Valley Way on Friday, 22 October at 10am to object to the burning of trees and ‘forest waste’ by Cape Byron Power to generate electricity at the Condong sugar mill.

Looking for men with osteoarthritis of the knee

Pain from arthritis can be debilitating and ‘is the most frequent cause of disability among adults in the developed world,’ says Professor Stephen Myers from Southern Cross University (SCU).

Teacher vax

Dear teachers and community members. I have recently received an email from within my school community that asks me to place my name on...

Biz smashed by new COVID-19 regime

It was proudly trumpeted as ‘Freedom Day’ by the State Government. But for much of the local business community in the Northern Rivers region, October 11 was anything but.