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Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

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Music fest aims to be COVID-19 recovery event

Byron Bay could host a two-day, beachside music and arts festival in June this year, after an application to hold the event was lodged with Byron Council.

Tweed Council rejects Casuarina disability viewing platform

Issues of queue jumping, the allocation of Tweed Shire Council’s resources in both time and money, and responding to...

International Women’s Day kerfuffle at Ballina

One councillor walked out of Ballina Council's recent meeting during an emotional discussion about speakers at an upcoming IWD event.

Hospital staff want to park for free while they work

It seems that Lismore Base isn’t the only hospital whose workers would like to park their cars for free while they work.

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.

Council’s power

Matthew O’Reilly I refer to Ian Pickles’ letter, titled ‘Developers’ power’ (Letters, 10 February). Generally, I must agree with most of...

Stories about "US president Donald Trump":

Steve’s right – it’s all about demolishing the patriarchy

Despite his ranting and twittering about making business great again, the most notable venture Trump-the-Crook has spawned is a vast industry of research, thinking, and hyperventilating about why roughly one in three Americans think he’s achieving something worthwhile.

What are the chances of a Trump-led (un)civil war in the US?

If Trump wants an excuse to declare war or martial law, there’s a brief time-window for him to do it: if Democrats win on election day November 6, he could be mad enough to give it a go before January 6 next year.

Thus Spake Mungo: Turnbull turns a trick on Trump’s tariffs

Yet another triumph for our indefatigable prime minister. Now he has saved the nation – maybe the world – from the scourge of The Donald’s dastardly tariffs on steel and aluminium.

Two narcissists hurling insults across the north Pacific

Michael Balson, Upper Wilsons Creek As if North Korea will launch a pre-emptive nuclear missile strike against the USA. As if we should all be...

What makes Americans think they’re so exceptional?

Australia and America are both destinations for people of the world hoping to start a new life, free and full of possibilities. Both have populations rich in multiple ethnicities and backgrounds. But what do you do if the economy fails to deliver prosperity?

Will Trump be impeached? Does he have dementia?

'There are innumerable ways this could end badly. I predict the Trump presidency will end with a nightmarish bang, accompanied by a massive chorus of drawn-out whimpers,' writes Phillip Frazer.

Trumbling on

Adrian Gattenhof. Mullumbimby. While prime minister Trumble paced the ‘sidewalk’ waiting on Trump, Trump was celebrating the scrapping of Obamacare. Thereby Trump consigned the poorest and...

Thus Spake Mungo: Trump’s Syria sojourn and Turnbull’s timebomb

Another distraction, but what a distraction. Donald Trump’s impulsive missile strike on the assets of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad threw a huge dead pig into the international ring, even more rivetingly as no-one – least of all Trump himself – has any idea how it will eventually play out.

Thus Spake Mungo: Trump admits defeat but Turnbull soldiers on

Malcolm Turnbull should follow the sensible example of Donald Trump. No, this is not the message from Cory Bernardi, George Christensen and Pauline Hanson, nor the lunar right of Fox News and the Murdoch Press. It is the sober assessment of pragmatists.

Trumpland #2: Who’s out to get him?

Trump’s been president for 45 days and there are now two powerful groups in the USA out to fire him, writes Phillip Frazer.

Bangalow blackspot puts school children at risk

Will action ever be taken to protect school kids getting on and off the bus on Lismore Road, Bangalow as trucks fly by at 80km/h?

Lifting the lid on plans to build a retirement village in Ewingsdale

The letter sent to the residents of Ewingsdale last year by holiday park owner Ingenia seemed fairly innocuous at first glance...

Byron’s new road: the good and not so

After more than 30 years of talk, debate, disagreements, tears and political gridlock, Byron Bay has a new road to divert traffic from the CBD to the southern end of town.

Interview with Janet Swain

Janet Swain is 14. She’s in love with the tragic and brilliant cellist Jacquleine DuPré. But one day her mother arrives home with a bassoon.