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Saint Bob of the Greens in Lennox Head

With hardly a vacant seat in the auditorium, Bob Brown kept the party faithful’s eyes, ears and hearts glued...

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For Tony Barry

The Drill Hall Theatre Company’s season of Andrew Bovell’s When the Rain Stops Falling is dedicated to the memory...

One in six older Australians experience elder abuse – what can you do?

An aging population is seeing up to one in six elderly Australians now experiencing elder abuse according to a...

Interested in starting a business along the Tweed rail trail?

People interested in starting a business along the Tweed section of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail can now register their interest in joining the Rail Trail Partner Program.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Invasion, Survival and Mourning Day

Why does 26 January create so much anger, sadness and frustration? Because it’s a day that is not inclusive. It’s a day that celebrates inequality in this country. It’s a day that says 97 per cent of our population can celebrate the injustices done to thousands and thousands of innocent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the name of advancement and expansion of the British Empire.

Local MP mute over PM diary secrecy

Local federal Labor MP, Justine Elliot, has declined to comment on why her government are refusing to provide the diary of Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese, as a public document. 

Bob Brown – an inspirational activist and leader

Bob Brown is a legend, an inspirational activist who has devoted his life to protecting and preserving our precious environment and defending human rights. He will be in our region soon...

Stories about "telehealth":

Government announces permanent telehealth and more rural GPs and nurses

The Federal Government plans to make telehealth a permanent fixture for Australian patients.

Telehealth to save lives during COVID-19

According to the Minister for Health Greg Hunt MP, more than 4.3 million health and medical services have now been delivered to a total of more than three million patients through the telehealth items introduced by the Australian Government for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Telehealth consultations available for vulnerable patients

The impact of COVID-19 is being felt around the world and in response most medical centres across the Northern Rivers are offering Telehealth consultations for eligible or at-risk patients.

APS welcomes psych services for bush

The Australian Psychological Society (APS) yesterday welcomed the the federal government’s announcement that people living in isolated and rural areas will be able to...

Environment law fails to protect threatened species

A University of Queensland finding says that the federal environmental laws are failing to mitigate against Australia’s extinction crisis.

Dr Philip Nitschke to visit Lismore

Controversial founder and director of the pro-euthanasia group Exit International, Dr Philip Nitschke will hold a free public meeting on NSW’s new Voluntary Assisted Dying Act at the Lismore Workers Club on Saturday.

Bundjalung host Byron Shire Survival Day 

Main Beach Park in Cavanbah – Byron Bay, was the place where both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people gathered yesterday to celebrate the longest-living culture in the world – people who are now living on unceded land.

Ballina’s Citizens of the Year announced

Ballina Shire Council announced its Australia Day Awards yesterday at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre. The awards were presented by Sandra Jackson and netballer Liz Ellis, with music by Katie Rutledge and Levi Maxwell. The event was also livestreamed.