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Calls to reverse NSW anti-protest laws

The harsh sentencing of Deanna ‘Violet’ Coco for stopping a lane of traffic on the Sydney Harbour Bridge in April this year has led to a range of protests and the call to reverse NSW anti-protest laws by lawyer and Greens NSW Legislative Council Member Sue Higginson.

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Migrant workers exploited and ripped off

Unions NSW say that a firewall between the Fair Work Ombudsman and the Department of Home Affairs is needed to protect migrant workers from deportation when they report exploitation, as new data reaffirms rife underpayment across Australia.  

The Menu

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Medal storm for locals at pickleball tournament

Thirty Northern Rivers pickleball players won medals in the first ever NSW regional doubles tournament last weekend in Ballina. The...

Varroa mite Red Zone expansion

Varroa mites are the most serious pest to honeybees worldwide, and can destroy honey bee colonies if left unchecked and the current eradication zone has been expanded.

Why a warming climate creates more devastating rain impacts

Extreme rain and flooding will continue to get worse for decades to come as we have at least another 0.4 degrees of global warming locked in that is likely to be reached by 2030 – in the next ten years. 

Public appeal: Grievous bodily harm, Burliegh Heads

Police have released footage of two men they wish to speak with as part of investigations into the grievous bodily harm of a man at Burleigh Heads on Sunday October 2.

Stories about "tree vandalism":

Tweed mayor condemns ‘senseless vandalism’ of trees

Tweed mayor Katie Milne has appealed to the community to help catch vandals who cut down trees in two areas of the shire and set fire to a new riverside planting recently.

Vandals’ hack attack on 50 Pottsville foreshore trees

Tweed Shire Council is still trying to figure out how 50 foreshore trees in a Pottsville reserve were lopped without anyone noticing.

Trees hacked down on Wilsons River bank

Vandals have hacked down more than 20 trees at community tree-planting site on the western bank of the Wilsons River in Lismore.

Tree-protection hypocrisy in Tweed

Graeme Johansen, Cudgen. One must beg the question why Tweed Shire Council and the land conservation movement would be so up in arms over a couple of branches being cut from a tuckeroo tree at Cudgen Creek , South Kingscliff, when we have the wholesale destruction of the vegetation at the caravan site at North Kingscliff.

Tweed Council secures environmental water sharing during drought

Two items at last week's Tweed Shire Council meeting highlighted the commitment of the council to sharing water with the environment even during low-flow and drought periods. 

Celebrating the life of Jack Paris Crittle

Young DJ and keen surfer, Jack Crittle, was tragically killed in a car accident last week. A celebration of his life will be held this Monday, 12 December at 10am.

Mullum’s Federation Bridge closed again tonight

Mullum and hinterland residents and visitors are reminded that Federation Bridge will be closed again tonight from 6pm to 4am for repairs. 

Changing the world with non-violent action

‘Nonviolence  is an intensely active force when properly understood and used.’ These are the words of Gandhi, the man who led nationwide campaigns in his country to ease poverty by creating a movement of resistance that contributed to ending British Rule in India.