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Tweed Council to write to government for more housing support

With a shortage of affordable housing in most areas of the Far North Coast, it is not surprising that Tweed is also feeling the pinch and Council has declared a housing emergency in the area owing to a lack of availability and affordability.

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Music photos

Jack Paten, Shellharbour Over the years I have collected various photos from the past of Australian Country Music history and am...

Fresh faces for Council elections

A very distinct, black flat-cap has just been thrown into the ring for the upcoming Byron Council elections, pegged for September 4.

MardiGrass is on and Nimbin is ready to roll

The recent cancellation of Bluesfest sent a shiver up the spine of MardiGrass host Michael Balderstone, as visions of the same fate awaiting the annual protest at Nimbin came too close for comfort.

Holiday lets

David Wallace, Suffolk Park The following query was recently sent to NSW Planning Minister Mr Rob Stokes: On Friday, 9 April, 2021,...

The Channon resilient after disaster

Northern Rivers communities are nothing if not resilient and The Channon community is preparing to take a proactive stance when it comes to disasters in the area.

Will the Shenhua Watermark coal mine be cancelled?

News is trickling through unofficial channels about the possibility of a Berejiklian government plan to buy out the remaining licence from the Shenhua Watermark coal mine project at Breeze in the state's west.

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Adani’s links to Myanmar military condemned

A report released on 30 March by the Australian Centre for International Justice revealed Adani has paid over $US50 million to the military-aligned Myanmar Economic Corporation to lease land for its Yangon International Terminal.

Adani or Bravus – actions speak louder than words as protester locks on

Work was stopped at the Adani rail construction site near Belyando, Queensland this morning as a Magnetic Island resident locked onto equipment.

Adani’s rebirth as ‘Bravus’ won’t wipe slate clean say campaigners

Adani Australia has decided it is time for a name change to celebrate their tenth year in Australian of endeavouring to build the largest coal mine in Australia.

Accusations fly between Adani and activists over yesterday’s protest

Accusations that Adani protestors and ‘anti-coal activists have thrown rocks and kicked the doors of cars and utes belonging to people working on our Carmichael Project’ by Adani Australia have been refuted by the group Frontline Action on Coal.

Activists disrupt Adani rail corridor construction as water licence is challenged

‘You can’t drink coal’ was the point made by activist and Adelaide Hills writer Ben Winch when he locked himself to a cattle grid on Stratford Road near Mt Coolon, stopping Adani's construction work for their rail corridor this morning.

Adani granted injunction against anti-Adani activist Ben Pennings

Adani has been granted an injunction today to stop activist Ben Pennings from certain actions and statements in relation to the Adani coal mine.

Adani launches legal proceedings as traditional owners evict Adani

As Adani launches legal action against activist Ben Pennings for his organisation of anti-Adani campaigning traditional owners of the mine's access to the site are restricting access to the mine site.

Liberal–National party cuts to ABC risk Australian lives

Cuts to Australia’s national broadcaster, the ABC, during a time when media outlets across the country are closing and cutting staff has been roundly criticised. Local MP Justine Elliot has joined the criticism condemning the Morrison Liberal-National government for it’s budget cuts.

The Stop Adani convoy’s first birthday

It was recently the first anniversary of the Stop Adani convoy. A convoy that culminated in a 5,000-strong rally in front of the new parliament house on 5 May, 2019.

Queenslanders direct action against Adani coal mine contractors

Over 40 Queenslanders, many in their 60’s and 70’s, are currently taking peaceful direct action to disrupt contractor Hastings Deering who are about to begin assembly of driverless trucks for Adani's controversial coal mine.

Simon Richardson steps down as Byron Shire Mayor

In an eventful day for Byron Shire Council, pot-stirrer Fast Buck$ was ejected from the council chambers yesterday and later Cr Simon Richardson announced that he will be stepping down as mayor from the end of next week.

Pay parking for Lennox Head?

Yesterday's Ballina Shire Council meeting saw councillors raise the spectre of paid parking at Lennox Head, and possibly elsewhere in the shire.

They will not be forgotten…

In the wake of the pandemic restrictions, ANZAC Day will be commemorated in a COVID safe fashion and some areas will ask residents to...

East Ballina Lions desperately needs new members

East Ballina Lions Club has given over thirty years of service to numerous community programs and initiatives, but if it doesn't get more members soon, it will have to close.