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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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Ballina council to kick-start waste reduction policies and projects

The Ballina Shire Council has voted unanimously to adopt a newly drafted policy aimed at waste reduction.

Migrant workers exploited and ripped off

Unions NSW say that a firewall between the Fair Work Ombudsman and the Department of Home Affairs is needed to protect migrant workers from deportation when they report exploitation, as new data reaffirms rife underpayment across Australia.  

Lismore hears of Grantham relocation

Jamie Simmonds, the man who directed the relocation of the town of Grantham in Qld, shared his story with Lismore residents last week.

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.

Vehicles on beaches

Some Ballina councillors have their heads in the sand about vehicles on beaches! I ask them to think about...

Urine sample test: new way to detect and screen for early stages of Alzheimer’s disease

When it comes to Alzheimer’s disease, an early diagnosis – one made well before signs of irreversible dementia are apparent – is key to providing effective intervention and treatment.

Stories about "review":

Independent review of Splendour sought

Byron Council is calling on the NSW Planning Minister to initiate an independent review of the Splendour in the Grass festival, following the serious issues that occurred at this year’s event.

Bangalow Music Festival Turns 18

Lovers of fine music had a wonderful treat on the weekend with some of the best players in the world in town for the 18th Bangalow Music Festival, presented by Southern Cross Soloists.

‘Extinction’ at the Drill Hall Theatre

As life on earth crashes headlong into the great extinction crisis, 'Extinction', a new play from Hannie Rayson, explores the stresses this is placing upon the lives and ethics of a group of humans close to the pointy end of the problem.

Gravity

Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón already has a distinguished CV (including a Harry Potter), but with a script co-written by son Jonás, he gives the impression here that he is fulfilling a personal ambition.

The Best Offer

Virgil Oldman is a sort of Henry Higgins in the world of antiques auctions. Wealthy and snobbish, he wears gloves when dining alone in the most exclusive restaurants and, though having collected a gallery of priceless female portraiture, he has never bothered to acquaint himself with the charms of the fairer sex.

Mud

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGcTT5y3uV8 Love, blood, boy – they are all heavily weighted words when used in movie titles, reliably good for a few extra bucks at the...

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.