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Art headed for the bin after Lismore competition

Making rubbish look great is the outcome of a resent art competition in Lismore – Indigenous art, koalas, rainbows, bats and lorikeets all feature in artwork that will soon be printed onto new bins in Carrington Street.

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Police withdraw charge against protester 

The police case against a Byron local arrested at a ‘My body, my choice’ protest has been dropped, according to rally organiser Dean Jefferys.

Man missing from Cudgen

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man missing from the Far North Coast.

Catch Flock’s Brice Fundraiser: Cycle For Brighter Futures

Matt Brice cycled through India solo in 2014 under the name of Cycle for Brighter Futures (CFBF), raising funds...

Forest blockade stops logging at Wild Cattle Creek

A tree-sitter a the Newry Native Forest Blockade has stopped NSW Forestry Corporation (FCNSW) from logging native forest an hour and a half west of Coffs Harbour in Wild Cattle Creek state forest this morning.

Calls for Minister to conduct ‘genuine’ consultation on Murwillumbah mega-school

The Murwillumbah community and SOS (Save Our Schools) are calling on the NSW Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell to...

Cyclists please

Denise Nagorcka, Byron Bay I am a driver, cyclist, pedestrian: so cyclists for your safety, could you please: 1. Make yourselves visible...

Stories about "poverty":

Local company Sharing the DigniTEA

Global figures are astounding with an estimated 500 million women and girls are living each month in period poverty – it is also estimated that in Australia, that figure is over 1 million. 

More than a quarter of kids in Ballina, Bruns and Ocean Shores in poverty

Around a fifth of people living in various parts of the Northern Rivers are living in poverty, including up to one in four children.

Home is where the poverty is

Is it a coincidence that national Anti-Poverty Week starts on the calendar the week right where Responsible Gambling Awareness Week finished off? Or that the week where we look at homelessness also falls the week after Mental Health week?

Poverty more widespread in the northern rivers

While our region accounts for only four per cent of the NSW population, some 20 per cent of the state’s rough sleepers are here in the northern rivers, according to Tony Davies, CEO of Social Futures.

Govt must reduce disadvantage: ACOSS

The Australian Council of Social Service has urged Australian governments to develop an effective jobs plan as part of a strategy to reduce poverty and inequality,...

A rewarding PNG journey

A recent mission to supply villagers in Papua New Guinea with basic needs has been hailed such a success that the organisers had to say ‘no more!’ to donations.

Government policies driving youth into poverty

Byron Shire Cr Paul Spooner. More than half a million young people could need emergency assistance to pay for food and shelter because of the proposed changes to unemployment benefits for those under 30.

Affordable housing vital to participation and productivity: ACOSS

The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) last Friday welcomed Kevin Andrews's first speech as federal housing minister and called on the new government...

Climate change hits poorest hardest: CARE

International aid organisation CARE Australia has warned there is no time to lose in dealing with climate change, which is already undermining and reversing...

Locals to fight back with a series about the REAL Byron Bay

News that Netflix was planning to film a vacuous docudrama in Byron Bay brought a collective snort of derision across the Shire.

Vaccine passports

David Warth, Byron Bay Vaccine passports, aka certificates, are now sitting in the wings waiting to be taken up by state governments. There was no bill...

Failure after failure

Keith Duncan, Pimlico One policy failure after another; what does it take for ‘shifty’ Morrison to come clean, show leadership, and finally accept responsibility? He had three...

New case of COVID-19 in Brisbane

Queensland has recorded one new case of COVID-19 in the community yesterday, with contact tracing underway after an international cabin crew member tested positive.