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Ballina council taking suggestions for Lennox Head plan

Anyone with ideas for improving or protecting particular parts of Lennox and Skennars Heads has until 28 October to let the Ballina Shire Council know.

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The Tweed Artisan Food Festival is almost here

The sixth Tweed Artisan Food Festival will be held at the end of the month – the festival runs for 10 days with 20 curated events showcasing the people, the place and the produce of the Tweed.

Rain on the way…

Heavy rain is expected across much of the east coast of Australia over the coming week, but there is cautious optimism that the Northern Rivers won't cop the worst of the falls this time.

Woman dies in multi-vehicle crash near Lismore

A woman has died in a multi-vehicle crash south-west of Lismore yesterday.

Woman critically injured in fight; second woman charged with attempted murder – Tweed Heads

A woman remains in hospital in a critical condition and a second woman has been charged following an alleged stabbing at Tweed Heads yesterday.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: War on Trauma

In the War on Trauma we care for hurt people. We understand the importance of safety, of nutrition, of connection to community, of addressing loneliness, of the power of being in nature.  Being locked in jail for drug-related offences doesn’t change the underlying reasons for why someone has addiction issues. It just amplifies the trauma. And amplified trauma leads to drug harm.

Police pursuit after ute and motorbike stolen

NSW Police were at Pat Smith Park in Dulguigan, after reports a motorcycle had been stolen. As they arrived two males fled the scene, one on a motorcycle and the other in an Isuzu utility. The utility failed to stop for police and a pursuit was initiated.

Stories about "Uluru Statement from the Heart":

First Nations Voice in Council moves closer

Byron Council will aim to give local First Nations people a role in its decision-making process by September 2024, echoing the newly-elected federal government’s pledge to honour the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

Storylines – Promises on Election Night more than ‘writing in the sand’ for Voice, Truth and Treaty?

On election night 2022, in his victory speech, the first commitment Anthony Albanese made was to pledge a referendum to enshrine a voice for First Nations people in the Constitution. 

First Nations Voice proposal heads to Local Govt Conference

Could local government provide an opportunity for Indigenous Australians to have the kind of active, meaningful voice in government that is envisaged in the Uluru Statement from the Heart?

‘If not now, then when?’ Time for an enshrined First Nations Voice

We need to be brave and take the question of a constitutional Voice to the Australian people, so that it can be guaranteed.

Storylines: Uluru Statement from the Heart

The 'Uluru Statement from the Heart' seeks constitutional reform to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to have a say and be involved over matters that impact their lives.

The Healing Foundation supports Uluru Statement

As the Federal Government calls for feedback on the second stage of the Indigenous Voice co-design process, The Healing Foundation has today reiterated its strong support for the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

Voice, treaty, truth and The Uluru Statement

It is now over three years since the federal government was presented – and rejected – The Uluru Statement from the Heart.

Supporting the Uluru Statement from the Heart

Local woman Brigid Pearse is hosting an online event this weekend in support the adoption of the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

Time to act for all the people

Early afternoon on the 14 May, 2020 means this is a changing tide. The moon is in the last quarter. It is weeks into the pandemic lockdown, months since the last wildfire and drought here, and years into climate change.

Storylines: Surviving a pandemic in the colony

The toilet paper, and a measure of our societal maturity, were the first Australian casualties in today’s COVID-19 pandemic. The madness in the shopping centres were an early indicator that the leaders of the nation would need to step up. But as with the bushfire crisis, they did not.

Rain on the way…

Heavy rain is expected across much of the east coast of Australia over the coming week, but there is cautious optimism that the Northern Rivers won't cop the worst of the falls this time.

The soul of football-based sports

'It is around this time of the year I look at myself in the mirror and ask, "what is wrong with me?"' 

Local MPs to embark on flood fact finding mission

Four local MPs will tour the Queensland Reconstruction Authority’s Brisbane headquarters tomorrow on a fact finding mission that will hopefully assist the flood recovery process in the Northern Rivers.

Hearing Australia urges action on workplace hearing loss  

With more than 1.1 million Australians continuing to be exposed to harmful noise levels in the workplace, Hearing Australia is urging workers to protect their ears from dangerously loud sounds.