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I'd love to know the fashion swimwear evolution for the Bundjalung people swimming at Tyagarah, 60,000, 50,000, 40,000, 30,000,...

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Editorial – Grab the popcorn and bean bags

Both Mayor Michael Lyon and fellow councillor, Mark Swivel, offered an apology to the followers of the Save Wallum Facebook page last week.

How would you stop koalas going extinct in the wild?

The strategy for koala conservation is currently under review and the community is being asked for feedback on the best ways to help NSW’s endangered koalas.

Israel Palestine

Audacious, humane, sensible, permanent. Achieving such a solution to the present Middle East crisis would require persons of state,...

Byron Bay local is 2024 Glover Prize Finalist

Local watercolourist Dave Sparkes has been selected as a finalist in the 2024 John Glover Prize, Australia’s prestigious landscape award.

Silence broken on gender pay gaps

The exposure of the gender pay gaps in large Australian organisations is a turning point for gender equality, but more must be done to hold employers to account, says a University of South Australia researcher.

Union joins fundraiser to feed reporters in Gaza

Photos, footage, audio and news reports from the middle east show nearly everyone in the Gaza is struggling to find food and essential medical supplies, including reporters.

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‘Please help us’: NSW school cleaners step up demands

The union representing NSW school cleaners has stepped up demands that the state government address impossible workloads and dangerous workplaces as they return for the new school year.

Will Lismore councillors vote to privatise waste services tonight?

Lismore City Council workers will rally outside the Council Chambers ahead of tonight’s Council meeting at which a proposal to privatise waste services will be debated.

Common wealth or shareholder wealth?

As Alan Joyce runs for cover, with the Australian public baying for blood, it's a good time to remember that the underlying problem goes well beyond Mr Joyce or indeed Qantas. For decades, thanks to privatisation, once-loved Australian institutions have been hollowed out by international profit-making entities, while still pretending to have national interests at heart. Now we're all paying for the consequences.

Storylines – Belonging places

Belonging is a feeling of security and support we experience when we experience a sense of acceptance and inclusion in community. Belonging is a sense of being connected to something greater

Out-of-control capitalism and sycophantic politicians

Joe Monks, The Gap.  I note that our government is unlikely to recover $2 billion paid to shonky education service providers. How many MRI machines...

No benefit for north coast in electricity sell-off

Paul Spooner, Labor Candidate, Ballina Electorate. The Liberal/National Government is spruiking the privatisation of our electricity poles and wires for $20 billion. A figure that is now in serious dispute with the Australian Energy Regulator cutting the value of the NSW electricity network by more than 27 per cent.

Privatisation plan extends to hospitals: ALP

The NSW opposition has slammed the state government’s plan to sell a portion of the electricity grid saying it is part of an ideological drive that would privatise the state's hospitals as well.

Nats capitulate over ‘poles and wires’ sell-off

North coast National Party MPs, who went into a party-room meeting yesterday vociferously opposing a sell-off of the states electricity distribution assets have failed to can the plan but now argue they have achieved a reasonable compromise.

How would you stop koalas going extinct in the wild?

The strategy for koala conservation is currently under review and the community is being asked for feedback on the best ways to help NSW’s endangered koalas.

First Australian made and owned rocket test flight coming…

Gilmour Space Technologies is looking to put Australia on the map when it comes to space flight with the first test flight of an Australian-made and owned rocket coming in a few months.

Mandy gets back to a little virgin sacrifice

The virgin sacrifice is bak with Mandy Nolan bringing the Northern Rivers a new batch of comedy virgins coming to the stage.

Missing person, Gold Coast

Police are seeking public assistance to locate a 39-year-old woman missing from the Gold Coast.