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One million homes to provide affordable housing say The Greens

Local Greens candidate Mandy Nolan is looking to wrest the federal seat of Richmond from Labor to claim the balance of power in the next Federal government. To do it she needs a five per cent swing.

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So long Greens

So, where to now for Greens voters disillusioned with local MP Tamara Smith advocating the big pharmaceutical program? One would...

Outcry over closure sees two Tweed Council libraries reopen their doors

Library branches at Tweed Heads and Murwillumbah will reopen for limited hours from today, after Tweed Shire Council agreed to fund the additional cost of administering the NSW Government’s latest public health order.

Comment: Court rejects challenges to vax laws

More than a million people tuned into the live stream of  Kassam v Hazzard; Henry v Hazzard via the NSW Supreme Court’s YouTube channel over the past couple of weeks, many hoping for a judgment which invalidates public health orders which mandate vaccines for certain industries, such as healthcare, aged care and construction.

Creative definition of affordable housing before Byron Council 

A development application is (again) coming before this week’s planning meeting, which attempts to use ‘farm stay’ accommodation to provide affordable housing for students enrolled in agriculture-related courses.

STP problems ignored

The people in Byron Shire need to start asking Byron Shire Council (BSC) and councillors when are they actually...

A prisoner of hope – healing possible as Country returned

In a recent conversation, with a dear friend, Gumilaroi educator Professor Bob Morgan, my spirit was lifted when he told me that after 50+ years of struggling for justice and equity for First Nations’ people in Australia and overseas that he remains ‘a prisoner of hope’ despite the glacial speed of progress and change.

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Tweed poll had its own Punch and Judy show

Terry Sharples, Tweed Heads. Ron Cooper's win in the Tweed Shire Council election was well deserved. He put in a superhuman effort for every single vote he received.

No high-rise candidate takes final seat on Tweed council

The election of a former councillor and anti-high rise candidate, who bagged the seventh and final seat on Tweed Shire Council after yesterday's knife-edge preference distribution, has narrowly tipped the balance of power to a progressive majority.

Greens top Tweed poll, final seat unclear

It is still unclear who will take the vital final seventh seat on Tweed Shire Council after Saturday’s election which saw the Greens, led by incumbent mayor Katie Milne, top the poll.

Tweed council control up for grabs in poll

Tomorrow’s Tweed Shire Council election is shaping up to be a two-way fight between a consortium of National Party backed groups and a loose alliance of community-inspired groups, all vying for control of the seven-seats up for grabs in local government.

Railway connection to Gold Coast

Beth Shelley, secretary, Northern Rivers Railway Action Group, Booerie Creek. The public has been misinformed about the cost of rail services on the Casino to Murwillumbah railway line. We are campaigning for a commuter rail service on the line with an extension to the Tweed and then to Coolangatta to connect to the Gold Coast light rail.

Beware the Nats wearing ‘independent’ clothing for Tweed poll

Stephen Lloyd, Murwillumbah. The local Tweed council election is coming with up a whole truckload of aspiring councillors and quite a few crackers.

Tweed Lib candidate just another party hack

Ron Cooper, Kingscliff. Instead of labelling me a liar and a scaremonger, the Liberal candidate for Council, James Owen, should listen to his constituents in Casuarina Beach.

Prominent Tweed waterway ‘a big eyesore’

Tweed mayor Katie Milne says community input is needed to restore a prominent waterway at Banora Point and its wildlife, describing it as a 'terrible eyesore'.

Wards not the answer says Tweed poll candidate

Neglect of community infrastructure is feeding growing calls for the introduction of a ward system for Tweed Shire Council, but that won't fix the problem, according to a candidate in the upcoming poll.

National Party seeks dominance of local council

Stephanie Deane, Tweed Heads. Re 'Nats in renewed bid to win majority at Tweed Poll' in Echonetdaily yesterday. It's no surprise that the National Party is fielding more groups in the upcoming election. Perhaps they are feeling under threat from Independent community candidates.

Locals gathering to object to burning forests, plastic, foils, and tyres for energy at Condong sugar mill

A public protest is taking place this Friday meet near the Condong sugar mill, north of Murwillumbah, at the big fig tree on Tweed Valley Way on Friday, 22 October at 10am to object to the burning of trees and ‘forest waste’ by Cape Byron Power to generate electricity at the Condong sugar mill.

Looking for men with osteoarthritis of the knee

Pain from arthritis can be debilitating and ‘is the most frequent cause of disability among adults in the developed world,’ says Professor Stephen Myers from Southern Cross University (SCU).

Teacher vax

Dear teachers and community members. I have recently received an email from within my school community that asks me to place my name on...

Biz smashed by new COVID-19 regime

It was proudly trumpeted as ‘Freedom Day’ by the State Government. But for much of the local business community in the Northern Rivers region, October 11 was anything but.