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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 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.

Blue-green algae at Clarrie Hall Dam

Low levels of blue-green algae has been detected at Clarrie Hall Dam, Tweed’s main facility for water storage. A green alert has been issued for the dam.

Fingal Foreshore Park ready for holiday fun

The Tweed Shire Council is very happy to unveil a new playground at Fingal Foreshore Park that celebrates the rich cultural history of the Tweed coastal village.

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. 

Luxcon’s big con

Developer Luxcon calling their new high-end development in the centre of Byron ‘Bohemian’ couldn’t be more on the nose. Judging...

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.

Stories about "shark nets":

Humpback whale and calf tangled in shark net – Surfers Paradise

A humpback whale and her calf became entangled in shark nets off the coast of Surfers Paradise last Thursday.

Have your say on managing sharks off our coast

The natural territory of a shark is the ocean and while it is rare, there are shark attacks on humans. How we manage the human-shark interaction is open for your response with the annual survey of ‘local sentiments about the current approach’ to shark management now open.

Whale calf caught in Qld shark nets

Queensland saw its third whale caught in shark nets yesterday as Sea Shepherd calls for the removal of shark nets during the whale migration season on teh Queensland coast.

Whale caught in shark net off Gold Coast

Once again shark nets have caught a whale as by-catch, this time off Snapper Rocks in Queensland off the southernmost point of the Gold Coast.

Is the great shark fear justified?

Byron Rangers and Sea Shepherd Byron Bay are launching the film Envoy: Shark Cull with a screening and live Q&A this Wednesday 21 July.

Photos reveal devastating toll of ‘walls of death’

Shocking pictures of marine life killed or injured by Queensland shark nets have been obtained under FOI and released this morning by Sea Shepherd Australia, showing dolphins, rays and turtles caught in nets.

Close encounter with shark at Sharpes Beach, Ballina

Pro surfer Matt Wilkinson had a close encounter with the shark kind at Sharpes Beach near Ballina yesterday.

Queensland shark nets snare another whale

There seems to be a never-ending stream of non-target species being caught in nets and during the southern migration season, this means whales. The Humane Society International is asking how many is enough?

Tweed Shire gets two shark drones while Ballina waits to hear

Nationals member for Tweed Geoff Provest has announced that two drones will be provided for Tweed Shire beaches, yet Greens member for Ballina Tamara Smith says she is still waiting to find out if her Ballina electorate will receive any.

Shark nets catch three whales in three days

The Human Society International (HSI) says that a third whale in as many days has been caught in Gold Coast shark nets. Rescuers were working to disentangle a whale caught at Surfers Paradise on Sunday morning

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.