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Police looking for missing Pottsville woman

Police say they are seeking public assistance to locate a woman missing from Pottsville for almost a week.

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Interview with Sarah McLeod

Sarah McLeod is a passionate woman. She’s Aussie rock royalty, front person of The Superjesus and a powerful solo performer. In this interview she talks about her two loves, one new and one gone; her piano and her dog. One found, and one lost, during lockdown.

Sing Lisa Sing

Jo Faith, Newtown How very distressing is the recent story of beautiful singer Lisa Hunt. She followed protocol, paid the...

Motion to save Lennox pavilion fails

Ballina Cr Eoin Johnston's attempt to save the seventy year old weather shed at Lennox Head went down at council's meeting yesterday, attracting only one other councillor's support.

TGA obstructs prescription psilocybin, MDMA

Imagine that some crazy professors convince a bunch of participants at a five-day mindfulness retreat to agree to take part in an experiment where half of them are given magic mushrooms, and half of them a placebo.

Research takes the vegan option to a new level

A project by Flinders University will see their Centre for Marine Bioproducts Development fishing for new vegan ideas.

Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

Stories about "The Greens":

Climate wars – vested interests shape politics while Australia burns

In November 2007, with enormous enthusiasm, Australian voters elected a Kevin Rudd-led Labor government in a landslide, with a huge mandate to implement an emissions trading scheme (ETS) to deal with anthropogenic climate change.

Editorial – Look, over there! A virus is a great distraction

Will the local governing class (Council) change their perception of ‘normal’ development? Presently, this community still faces the never-ending barrage of growth opportunities (ie strategies, plans and policies), which have been foisted upon us by the NSW government and Council planning staff.

Ten years of missed opportunities

How to sum up this decade of politics in Australia? Numbers-wise, we had six prime ministers (counting Kevin twice), three National Party leaders, ten budgets, seven environment ministers, two apologies, one plebiscite and a Herculean-load of hubris.

Naked and told to squat in a corner: a 16-yr-old’s Splendour experience

Sixteen years old, lining up to get into a music festival, separated from friends, taken into a tent and forced to strip.

Byron Council’s Greens respond to Ian Cohen’s criticisms

Byron Shire's Greens councillors have defended their achievements since they took control of Byron Shire Council following criticism by founding Greens Party member Ian Cohen. 

Editorial: Shielded in secrecy

Hans Lovejoy, editor One piece of good news for the embattled Greens councillors is that a $230,000 ratepayer-funded Multi-Use Rail Corridor Study has been completed,...

Editorial: Good process leads to good outcomes!

In an age of climate change, species extinction and mindless overdevelopment, it’s inconceivable to think the local Greens councillors would support over-development, minimise/ignore process and diminish residential amenity and biodiversity.

Audit of affordable housing approvals proposed by Byron Council

Byron Council would undertake a Shire-wide audit of developments approved under the state’s affordable housing policy, under a plan by Greens Cr Sarah Ndiaye.

MP calls for urgent review of bypass process

An urgent review of the environmental approvals by the NSW planning department with the Byron Bypass project has been requested in parliament by recently re-elected Greens NSW MP Tamara Smith. 

NSW Labor distributes ‘fake’ Greens flyers in last ditch bid for votes

Hundreds of flyers that appear to be from The Greens but are in fact an attack on the party have been placed in local letter boxes by NSW Labor.

Truth

Dr Matt Landos, East Ballina There is the real news and then there is the fake news. The radio news announced recently new economic figures showing...

Monkey see

Daniel Brown, Byron Bay Back in my early youth growing up in Mt Eliza Victoria in the ‘90s I’d secretly look up to and admire...

Australia’s bastardry

Gareth W R Smith, Byron Bay Australia has a long string of racist and anti-humanitarian policies. These range from its treatment of Aboriginal people, complicity...

Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some interest and also, I am...