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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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NSW Forestry challenged over failed forestry practices in precedent-setting case

What makes bushfires worse, causes native species collapse and creates forest dieback?

Council imposes development restrictions on Linnaeus

The plan to rezone part of Broken Head’s Linnaeus Estate in a bid to prevent further development proposals on the site has taken a step forward, with Byron councillors unanimously supporting the move.

Car drives into side of Byron homelessness cottage

A key homelessness service in Byron Bay is undergoing significant repairs after a car drove into part of the facility last week.

Local tennis players bring home Wendy Saville Cup

Local tennis players Lachlan Johnson, Sylvie Peart, Marielou Baudouin and Onyx Cheong represented the North East region in the...

Ballina Farmers Market: on Sundays

Going to Ballina Farmers Market on a Sunday is always a joy. The food and produce are outstanding, as...

Infatuating audiences

Byron Bay indie-rock outfit The Collifowers have made a habit of infatuating audiences all along the east coast with...

Stories about "PM Scott Morrison":

Rectifying an atrocious injustice by the Morrison Government

In March 2022, Liberal Party MLC, Catherine Cusack announced her resignation from parliament (effective in August) over the federal government’s handling of the flooding disaster on Australia’s east coast.

MP Justine Elliot blasts Morrison for ignoring Richmond

Richmond MP Justine Elliot is calling on the federal government to extend additional disaster payments to the Tweed, Byron and Ballina Shires.

Cartoon of the week – 31 March, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

Activists disrupt Adani rail corridor construction as water licence is challenged

‘You can’t drink coal’ was the point made by activist and Adelaide Hills writer Ben Winch when he locked himself to a cattle grid on Stratford Road near Mt Coolon, stopping Adani's construction work for their rail corridor this morning.

Cartoon of the week – 5 August, 2020

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

Planet Watch – Roadblocks to renewables

The Australian political response to the COVID-19 pandemic has proved that governments can act quickly if conditions demand it, even if that means overturning longstanding ideological obstacles.

Cartoon of the week – February 5

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Cartoon of the week – January 15, 2020

Letters to the editor We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of...

Climate action protests inspire federal government to change policy – NOT

The minister for energy and emissions reductions says acknowledging Australia’s increase in emissions every year for the past four years is ‘cherry-picking’ figures.

Pandering to power fails the people

Morrison’s view of the bureaucracy is apparently based on TV satires, the British Yes Minister and the Australian Utopia. 

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.