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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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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 19 October, 2021

Check out what's on at the cinema this week in Ballina and Byron

Lismore school closed and COVID venues of concern and – October 14

Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of new venues of concern associated with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region.

Truth

The truth doesn’t mind being questioned. A lie does. Margot Hays, Bangalow

Outcry over closure sees two Tweed Council libraries reopen their doors

Library branches at Tweed Heads and Murwillumbah will reopen for limited hours from today, after Tweed Shire Council agreed to fund the additional cost of administering the NSW Government’s latest public health order.

Did we underestimate the health effects of the Black Summer bushfires?

Study reveals the physical and mental impacts of bushfire smoke.

Speeding traffic

In Suffolk Park there are a number of problems including getting out of Clifford Street onto Broken Head Road...

Stories about "Positive Change for Marine Life":

A Positive Change to Bring Back the Bruns

From paddling to fishing, bird watching and just sitting by, the Brunswick River is as much a part of the Byron area as the lighthouse and whales, but non-profit-organisation Positive Change for Marine Life says the waterway is suffering from a range of negative impacts.

Make the switch and ditch the plastic

It is time to Make the Switch. Byron Shire his leading the charge and is encouraging businesses to become plastic free with Plastic Free Byron leading the campaign to reduce single-use plastics in the Shire.

Plastic-free July sees clean-up of Byron beaches

The month is barely half-way done and already there have been two major clean-ups of plastic residue on Byron’s beaches. One surprising fact that people often don't realise: cigarette butts are made of plastic!

Don’t be a sucker – can the single use plastics

Positive Change for Marine Life and Waste Warriors have joined forces to launch their ‘Don’t Be A Sucker’ campaign that focuses on the impacts of plastic straws and other single-use plastic items on the marine environment.

Raise awareness about plastic in the oceans with Arlian

Karin Ecker is showing her film The Dolphin Story, narrated by Hollywood Star Kiefer Sutherland, at the Pighouse Flicks in Byron Bay at 1.30 pm on the 29 September to raise funds for her 11 year-old son's film Plastic Alarm. Plastic Alarm raises awareness of the impact plastic has on marine life.

Taking the plastic-free ocean pledge

Local organisation Positive Change For Marine Life (PCFML) are inviting the Byron Bay community to join a global movement to go plastic-bag-free, starting today (November 16).

Court to hear injunction bid over Belongil rock wall

A bid for an injunction against Byron Shire Council’s controversial rock wall construction at Belongil Beach will be heard by the NSW Land and Environment Court in Sydney tomorrow (Wednesday).

Pop-up cemetery for marine life lost to plastic

Activist group Positive Change for Marine Life joined with Ban The Bag NSW to stage a protest action at Byron Bay’s Main Beach on Sunday.

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.