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Building hei(s)(gh)ts

I also strongly agree with David Gilet and Paul McCarthy on the creeping cancer of increased building heights/heists in...

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Chill – not warships

Peter Walters can relax. There are no Chinese warships in Darwin. A Chinese company operates the port in Darwin...

Lismore council flirts with ‘koala-killer’ status

The fate of one of the state’s last koala populations appears to lie in the hands of the Lismore City Council after an extraordinary meeting Thursday afternoon.

‘Affordable housing’ Lot 22 kiboshed

Despite considerable staff time spent in preparing plans to develop low-lying open space in Mullumbimby for ‘affordable housing’, councillors last week decided to ‘Not progress the Planning Proposal for Lot 22’.

Contentious DA’s on the agenda at Byron Council meeting

Two contentious Development Applications (DAs) are set to come before this week’s Byron Council meeting, setting the scene for some lively debate.

Renewable energy certificates might not be honest about their renewable energy

Buying emissions drops isn’t as effective as reducing your emissions.

Vale Bruce Kent

Bruce Kent (22.8.29–8.6.22)  was one of the greatest compassionate advocates for disarmament and humanity: • General Secretary 1980–85 CND (Campaign...

Stories about "Sharon Shostak":

Memories can be an elusive quarry for the filmmaker

A childhood grown in Upper Main Arm from 1973 has invariably fed my filmmaking, both with having access to archival footage as well as the natural link it makes to me telling stories from those days.

Mullum’s madness celebrated

Karen McLean, Mullumbimby. The Mullumbimby’s Madness DVD is a treasure. It is a very friendly eye-opening story of the early pioneer hippies, responding to the mysterious pulling power of this special land, the beautiful dairy farmers who were full of kindness and humour and understanding, and multi-level experiments explored in nature.

Hippie doco premieres in Mullumbimby

Australia's 'Biggest Little Town' of Mullumbimby was dying. The dairy farmers and banana growers were walking away from the land. Then a’ naked hairy wave’ of new settlers who converged on the district. It was the dawn of the Australian hippies.

Byron 7s celebrate 25 years of play

The Byron Bay Rugby Union - Rugby 7s, has been an annual event since 1990. During its 25 years it has attracted teams from the local area, country NSW, Sydney, and from nations such as Fiji, New Zealand, New Guinea and New Caledonia.

‪Boomerang Festival set to return ‬

Organisers of the inaugural Boomerang Festival of indigenous music and culture held at Tyagarah over the weekend were boyed by its success and crowd response, vowing it will come back bigger and better next year.

Palestine’s ‘terra nullius’ and children’s body armour

Firstly, the Zionist regime of Israel is an apartheid regime. It is based on the dispossession, expropriation, expulsion and oppression of the Palestinian people. This...

Lismore council flirts with ‘koala-killer’ status

The fate of one of the state’s last koala populations appears to lie in the hands of the Lismore City Council after an extraordinary meeting Thursday afternoon.

Suspected Tweed Heads meth lab dismantled

Specialist police units along with NSW Fire and Rescue have been dismantling an alleged meth lab in Tweed Heads this morning, police said.

Hydro cannabis bust in Tweed

Police have confiscated equipment they say was being used for a hydroponic cannabis station set up in a Tweed Heads garage.