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Public appeal: Grievous bodily harm, Burliegh Heads

Police have released footage of two men they wish to speak with as part of investigations into the grievous bodily harm of a man at Burleigh Heads on Sunday October 2.

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A gentle day for refugee and asylum seeker families

Promoting community awareness, assistance and support, for asylum seekers and refugees, the Pottsville Refugee Support Group recently hosted refugee and asylum seeker families from Logan at a fun day at the beach.

Warning: Northern Rivers Rail Trail not ready yet

Love or hate it, the Northern Rivers Rail Trail is under construction and the community is being urged to wait until it is safe for public use.

Public appeal: Grievous bodily harm, Burliegh Heads

Police have released footage of two men they wish to speak with as part of investigations into the grievous bodily harm of a man at Burleigh Heads on Sunday October 2.

Byron Council’s renewable energy projects uncertain

Two major renewable energy projects promised by Byron Council are now facing an uncertain future, after an unsuccessful bid for federal funding left the Council struggling to pay for both of them.

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.

Besmirching Julian Assange

In reply to John Donnellan’s latest shrill attempt to besmirch Julian Assange’s character, it is important to highlight that...

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Opinion: Right-wing Nationals under attack in the Northern Rivers

Your final day to enrol to vote for the next state election is Monday, March 4 with polling day set for Saturday March 23 – and your vote could make all the difference.

Cocaine testing welcome but RDT scheme flawed: Greens

The Berejiklian government’s announcement that cocaine will be included in the roadside drug testing scheme is a welcome change to a deeply flawed scheme....

M1 ‘turned into car park’ by police testing

Police admit to turning the M1 southbound into a ‘car park’ on Saturday night when Tweed-Byron and Richmond highway patrol chose to conduct random alcohol and drug testing in the Tugun Tunnel.

Ice, cannabis, guns found during roadside drug test

Police have charged a man with drug and firearm offences, after a vehicle stop on the north coast late last week. About 1.45pm Thursday (June...

RDT opponents could ‘change election outcome’

A member of a Facebook group opposing random roadside drug testing says it has enough support to change the outcome of the election in the federal seat of Page.

Drug-driving acquittal in Lismore puts law in limbo

Controversial roadside drug-testing laws in NSW have been left in legal limbo following the acquittal by a Lismore magistrate of a man who tested positive for cannabis he had smoked nine days before he was pulled over by police.

Cannabis testing is ruining lives say protesters

Activists say they are undeterred that Lismore MP Thomas George was not present when they gathered outside his office this week to protest against the roadside drug-testing regime.

Councils ‘bullied’ with increased NSW govt burdens, say LGNSW

NSW councils have been ‘set up to fail’ with their annual audits ‘because the NSW Government is forcing them to carry the depreciation cost of assets they neither own nor control’, claims the peak body representing councils, Local Government NSW.

Cumbalum shops and affordable homes one step closer – by car

Cumbalum is one step closer towards having some local shops and five new officially affordable homes in perpetuity thanks to council approval of preliminary planning requirements.

Mullum’s zebra crossing win hard fought by residents

A zebra crossing is being installed at a pedestrian safety blackspot near the centre of Mullumbimby, following a long-running campaign by a group of local residents.

The Aboriginal identity explosion

So, who are Aboriginal people, what is the three-pronged definition and perhaps more importantly, who decides?