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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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A festival for film BUFFs

Building upon last year’s electric event, the Byron Underground Film Festival (BUFF) returns to shake things up, expand the...

Planning for Casino and Urban Growth

Richmond Valley Council is seeking community feedback on two key strategic documents - the draft Richmond Valley Growth Management Strategy and Casino Place Plan.

NSW Forestry challenged over failed forestry practices in precedent-setting case

What makes bushfires worse, causes native species collapse and creates forest dieback?

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.  

Firefighter injured battling large blaze in vehicle scrap yard

Fire fighters battled explosions and large blaze in a vehicle scrap yard at Trenayr, north of Grafton on Monday.

Greens for energy

V. Cosford Remember how huge wheatgrass juice was – ten to fifteen years ago? Walk past a local cafe and...

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Another Day in Hope Purgatory

Politics is a phenomenal experience. To work harder than you thought possible, to put yourself so absolutely in the public domain full of hope and belief. Then to ask for judgement. It’s high stakes. A kind of ethical and philosophical extreme sport.

Elliot ecstatic about Albo and confident of a Richmond win

While her win in Richmond has not yet been confirmed, Justine Elliot is very happy about the overall result for Labor and a new government.

A gold star campaign and a result full of hope

It’s not surprising that Mandy Nolan got so many primary votes at Saturday’s election for the seat of Richmond – her campaign has been relentless and her volunteers all stellar.

Your chance to ask Richmond candidates your question

Nearly all ten candidates for the federal seat of Richmond have confirmed their attendance at a Meet the Candidates forum in Byron this month.

Richmond candidates keen to be included in Ballina mayor’s ‘strong plan’

Candidates for the federal seat of Richmond on the Northern Rivers say they’re looking forward to hearing more about Ballina Mayor Sharon Cadwallader’s ‘strong plan’ for her shire.

Ballina mayor defends independent status after appearing in Nationals campaign ad

Ballina Shire Mayor Sharon Cadwallader has defended her status as an independent this week after appearing in a federal campaign ad for Nationals candidate Kimberly Hone.

Retirement age to revert to 65 under Greens

The Greens are well and truly on the campaign trail and they have announced a policy to return the retirement age to 65, something that will appeal to the almost 25 percent of residents living in the  Richmond electorate

Elliot’s response to the budget ‘flood ravaged residents deserve better’

Member for Richmond, Justine Elliot has responded to this year's budget by saying there is a trillion dollars in debt, no climate action and the risk of a second wasted decade. She also said flood-ravaged residents deserve better.

Adam Bandt on the floods, housing, the third party and Mandy Nolan

This week Greens head honcho Adam Bandt spent time in Mullumbimby to see for himself the crushing result of the floods.

David Warth to contest federal election

Byron Bay wildlife film-maker, David Warth, has announced his intention to run as an Independent candidate for the federal seat of Richmond.

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.