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Tweed Council says ‘No’ to State government taking their developer income

Tweed Shire Councillors have rejected a proposal by the NSW government, that would reduce the ability of local councils to collect infrastructure contributions from developers.

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Nuclear-powered subs? Dr Caldicott speaks

‘America has 18 Trident submarines, powered by highly enriched Uranium 235, which can be used as fuel for nuclear weapons. Each sub carries 24 missiles, each one is armed with eight hydrogen bombs – 30 times the killing power of one Hiroshima bomb. That’s enough subs to produce nuclear winter and end life on Earth.’

Mighty energetic greens

  Avi Karny wasn’t always an organic farmer. He began his professional life as a scientist, completing a Masters in...

ScoMo does it again

ScoMo recently travelled from the ACT to Sydney, not something to be recommended at the moment. What is an essential...

COVID update – sewage detection in East and South Lismore and Byron Bay

Northern NSW Local Health District is urging people in the Lismore City and Byron Bay areas to get tested for COVID-19, after fragments of the virus were detected in samples from the East Lismore, South Lismore and Byron Bay sewage treatment plants.

Controversial Iron Gates development open for comment on 24 September

The community has 30 days to comment on the latest amended DA for the controversial Iron Gates development at Evans Head before it goes before the Northern Rivers Planning Panel once again.

Why are there so many vaccinated people in hospital?

It may be confronting to hear there are more vaccinated people than unvaccinated people in hospital – but it’s actually a good thing.

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Teaching your children well during lockdown

Students at all NSW government schools are currently learning from home in line with NSW Health advice. The use of online and hard copy work varies depending on which method the school prefers.

Teachers have a mixed response to news of mandatory vaccinations

We rely on our school teachers to help educate our children – five days a week we send them off before 9am and don’t...

The code of silence could develop racial bias in children

A new study by Monash University has found that children are capable of discussing issues of racism in the classroom and with friends, but parents and teachers are actively avoiding these conversations.

Thirteen students inducted into Tweed Youth Council

The Youth Council program hopes develop better relations between Council and Tweed’s young people, by encouraging a mutual respect, and providing opportunities to contribute to civic life in a constructive and meaningful manner.

Local schools sharing their spaces over Summer

Schools often have the only quality playing fields and courts a town might have and having them closed for six weeks over summer means that some kids miss out on the opportunity for exercise.

Murwillumbah school amalgamation not a land grab says Provest

Tweed Nationals MP Geoff Provest has responded to claims by Federal Labor MP Justine Elliot claiming that the school amalgamation from four to one in Murwillumbah is a cost cutting exercise as ‘just plain wrong’ and ‘malicious’.

ATAR going ahead in 2020

The question of whether students should still attend class has been very controversial in recent weeks. Learning from home is all well and good if you have great equipment and wonderful internet service, not to mention 24/7 IT support and not everyone has that.

Have education budget cuts led to putting kids and teachers at risk?

While schools are closing across the planet owing to COVID-19, NSW schools remain open, for now. Yet are they fully equipped to deal with the...

School support staff call on NSW government to close schools now

One of the most controversial issues in the response to the COVID-19 crisis, is what to do about schools. Many believe there should be a total shut down and isolation measures implemented in all areas including schools.

Schools to implement COVID-19 distancing measures

The NSW Department of Education sent out a media release this afternoon outlining the introduction of measures to limit the impact of COVID-19 in our schools.

Cadwallader determined to win support for new water science team as part of Dunoon Dam campaign

Cr Cadwallader has taken advantage of a local government rule allowing councillors to reintroduce a failed motion without having to wait three months if they have the signed support of at least two other councillors.

More Byron COVID contact locations

The number of Byron 'venues of concern' associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19 from a worker on I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! has increased.

Ring of steel called for as Byron and Tweed locked down – again

Councillors and members of parliament from across the region are calling for greater restrictions on who can come to the Northern Rivers and other vulnerable regional areas from COVID hotspots in NSW.

A matter of choice

I have chosen to receive a vaccination. Others have chosen not to. Unless we are living in some totalitarian state, that should be the end of...