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Lismore City Council votes against land-swaps and buybacks

The Lismore City Council has voted against asking the federal government and NSW Northern Rivers Reconstruction Commission [NRRC] for prioritised land buybacks and swaps after devastating floods earlier this year.

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Casino teenager charged with murder

An 18-year-old Casino man is to face Lismore Local Court today charged with murder.

Lettuce to the Editor

As a writer you never really know what is going to strike a chord with your audience. What will inspire them? Make them think? Make them change their mind? Make them angry? After more than two decades of publishing I am still surprised by what rocks a reader’s boat. About a week ago I discovered that a lot of people have strong opinions on the humble iceberg. I’m not talking about the one that took out theTitantic. I’m talking about the one that has been sinking wallets at the supermarket.

Housing essential and not addressed in Budget say MPs Tamara Smith and Janelle Saffin

Support for women and families and solid investments in infrastructure in the Ballina electorate were welcomed yesterday by local...

Govt to rebuild Northern Rivers from July 1

The Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation (NRRC) will come into existence from July 1. So what is it, and how will it assist flood-affected residents across the region?

Perplexed

Perplexed to read Richard Jones’ article ‘Now’s the time for those reforms’, when the opening sentence quotes: ‘Just over...

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...

Stories about "Syrian refugees":

Byron resident tries ‘eating like a Syrian refugee’

Melissa Allen from South Golden Beach has just finished a week on a diet of rations that is designed to reflect, as closely as possible, those of a Syrian refugee in Jordan. Here's what she discovered.

Australia won’t close borders: Bishop

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says she does not agree with calls to close the nation's borders following the deadly Paris attacks.

North coast MP condemned over ‘xenophobic’ comments

North coast Nationals state MP Andrew Fraser has been roundly condemned after calling for Australia to close its borders after the passport of a Syrian refugee was found near the body of one of the Paris bombers.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Stop the Stopping

It’s enough, Mr Abbott. Please stop Stopping The Boats – we can’t take it. We are sick of this boring masochistic game you play...

Radical conservatives

Michael Balson, Upper Wilsons Creek. Just as the political terms ‘left’ and ‘right’ lost their currency, so have the names ‘conservative’ and ‘radical’. There may have been a time when conservative meant steady as she goes – business as usual. But times have changed.

Casino teenager charged with murder

An 18-year-old Casino man is to face Lismore Local Court today charged with murder.

Park trouble for BARCO

A group of dog owners who met at the common shed at the Brunswick Heads Sports Fields last Sunday say they were confronted by three men with a dog who were camping at the location.

Byron Council releases data on flood-affected biz

The first official data has been released following the devastating February 28 floods.

Govt to rebuild Northern Rivers from July 1

The Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation (NRRC) will come into existence from July 1. So what is it, and how will it assist flood-affected residents across the region?