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Mullum locals protest flood-prone pod site

Around 40–50 locals gathered outside the Byron Shire Council chambers this morning to highlight the risks of, and lack of due process around, the selection of the flood accommodation pod site in Mullumbimby.

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Secrecy surrounds govt’s Reconstruction Corp

Echo questions remain unanswered around the advisory board appointments for the Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation, which the NSW government says will help with ‘rebuilding flood-affected Northern Rivers’. 

Julian Assange 

Thanks to everyone who signed the petition to Prime Minister Anthony Albanese asking him to speak to the UK...

Natural probiotics for longevity

Victoria Cosford For five years Roma’s been taking a 30ml shot of Katerina’s Gut Tonic every single day and she...

Second independent assessment of Iron Gates DA in Evans Head recommends refusal

Two independent reports on the Iron Gates development at Evans Heads have determined that it should not go ahead.

Psychedelic drugs

I am a bit bewildered by the 4 Corners program last Monday on the use of psychedelic drugs in...

Comment: Time for another Police Royal Commission? 

It might be time for another investigation into the NSW Police Force, but this time, the police conduct under the microscope would be alleged overreach in the application of certain powers.

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SCU opposes Pyne’s proposed uni cuts

Southern Cross University vice-chancellor, Professor Peter Lee, has raised concerns about changes to higher education proposed by new federal education minister Christopher Pyne.

Regional unis ready to play their role in driving innovation

Welcoming many aspects of Labor's innovation policy statement, Regional Universities Network (RUN) chair Professor David Battersby singled out some of the policies as being...

Council: Goonellabah park not available for pods

Tuesday’s debate in the Lismore Council chambers was mostly about the community’s need for open, green space for sport and recreation balanced against the need for places to live.

Cabarita DA refused on character grounds

Tweed Shire Councillors refused a DA for a four-storey block of flats at 2-6 Tweed Coast Road, Cabarita Beach, despite the staff recommendation of approval.

Concerns over future of Murwillumbah Hospital

Northern NSW Local Health District have sought to reassure locals that facilities won't be downgraded or closed at Murwillumbah Hospital when the controversial new Tweed Valley Hospital in Cudgen near Kingscliff opens in 2023.

No letup in the struggle for climate justice

The 43 per cent emissions target passed last week in the House of Representatives lacks the ambition needed to radically diminish Australia’s contribution to global warming. It’s too little, too late.