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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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Follow the school buses

In Byron Shire and beyond, we have a regular, convenient and reliable public transport system moving thousands of commuters...

Protests against Violet CoCo’s 15 months imprisonment

On Friday environment activist Violet CoCo faced the Magistrates Court, at the Downing Centre in Sydney for peacefully protesting climate inaction. She was sentenced to  15 months imprisonment, with a non-parole period of eight months for engaging in non-violent protest.

Don’t remove the concrete barriers say Tweed Council

The removal of concrete barriers at Reserve Creek Road landslip are putting the community at risk say Tweed Shire Council

From the heart 

I’d just like to mention the fact that your publication has been a stalwart in the background of my...

Climate change likely to bring more compound disasters

The 2022 floods have caused $5.3billion in damage. Black Summer bushfires caused almost $2.5 billion in damage. Three consecutive La Nina events, or multiple droughts and heatwaves likely to become more common.

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. 

Stories about "Tropical Cyclone Debbie":

Are you affected by flooding in the north of Byron Shire?

In 2017 the region was devastated by the impact of Ex-Cyclone Debbie with homes, livelihoods and lives being lost. The draft North Byron Floodplain Risk Management Plan is on exhibition and your feedback is vital.

Is Byron Shire ready for another big flood?

Cyclone Debbie devastated much of north Byron Shire in March/ April 2017, and was possibly the biggest flood ever recorded for the area. So where are Council at when it comes to preparing for the next flood? 

Tweed Shire Council recognised for its leadership

Tweed Shire Council has been recognised for its leadership in responding to the 2017 March flood event at the 2018 Local Government Excellence Awards in Sydney.

Affected by Cyclone Debbie? BSC wants to hear from you

Were you affected by Cyclone Debbie? If the answer is yes, then Byron Shire Council wants to hear from you.

Time for some fun as Billinudgel reflects on Cyclone Debbie

Billinudgel is inviting everyone to celebrate a year on from Cyclone Debbie as they come together to reconnect and reflect on the last year at the flood anniversary gathering this Friday, April 13 from 5 till 8pm.

Apply for disaster relief for Cyclone Debbie today

Were you affected by Cyclone Debbie? If you are eligible for the Disaster Recovery Payment or Disaster Recovery Allowance you need to get your application in by tomorrow January 19.

Tweed River victims farewelled

A mother and her two children who drowned after their car plunged into the Tweed River will be farewelled at a funeral at Tweed Heads.

Govt is yet to provide Byron Shire with disaster relief funding

With north coast MPs falling over themselves in NSW parliament to speak about the recent flood disaster last week, are they doing enough when it comes to providing financial grants to those who have lost everything?

‘Perfect storm’ heading for northern rivers

A combination of the tail of Cyclone Debbie and a cold front moving up from the Great Australian Bight has caused the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) to warn north coast residents to brace for major flooding tomorrow and into Friday.

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.