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A Lismore City Council housing survey had shown more than 60 per cent of residents were living by themselves or with one other person, Cr Ekins said, prompting ‘a real need for smaller housing or units’.

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The legal smoke

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Secret footage from Manus detention centre to be screened in Lismore

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Giant coal mine looms large in Richmond poll campaign

The controversial giant Chinese-owned coal mine on the Liverpool Plains in northern NSW has become the opening salvo for the federal election campaign in Richmond.

Tony Windsor joins anti-Shenhua mine campaign

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVzzgl_Yldk Former independent member for New England Tony Windsor has joined farmers from the Liverpool Plains in a media campaign launched today that puts the...

Activists turn to music to save Liverpool Plains

Teaming with musician Luke Vassella, the ‘artivists’ Cloudcatcher Media last Friday released Luke’s latest single and accompanying music clip dedicated to the Liverpool plains community fighting a Chinese mining giant.

Senate ‘must stop Abbott putting miners above the law’

The Australian Greens are urging the Senate to block the Abbott government’s bill to gut public enforcement of environment law now being debated in the lower house.

Farmers launch open letter against NSW ‘coal bowl’

Fiona Simson (outgoing president of NSW Farmers). In the face of unprecedented community outrage about the federal approval of the Shenhua Watermark coal project on prime agricultural land, NSW Farmers launched an online open letter today.

Mega coal mine approval an attack on farmers and food land

Ken Brown, Invergowrie, NSW. Claytons environment minister Hunt's pathetic decision to approve the Shenhua coal mine on the Liverpool Plains is yet another attack on our farmers, farm land, woodland, native animals and scarce fresh water supplies.

How much do you know about koalas?

How well do you know your koala facts? Test your knowledge at the June 2 Koala Hard Quiz in Mullumbimby.

Tweed residents facing rate rise in 2021/2022 financial year

Tweed residents are invited to provide feedback on their council's budget, revenue policy and fees and charges, as Tweed Council prepares to finalise its delivery program and operational plan for the next financial year.

Exotic and hybrid

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay I was shocked to see the abundant exotic and hybrid plantings at Byron’s new bus interchange. As Byron Council used to have...

Locals call for automatic revocation of speeding fines on Hinterland Way in first half of April

When local man Nathan Hicks saw posts on Facebook about locals who had received fines they believed were incorrect he decided to look into challenging his own fine.