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Lismore Women’s Festival cancelled

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis that is sweeping NSW and other states in Australia the Lismore Women’s Festival has been cancelled.

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Vale Byron girl, Patricia Marcia Dailhou 

Patricia, better known as Pat or Patsy, was born in Byron Bay in 1933 and was the second eldest of nine, to Horace Cecil Vernon Freeman (better known as ‘Bluey’) and Dorothy Lulu Freeman (nee Daniels). 

Lismore Councillors sworn in and Committees decided

On Tuesday, Lismore City Council GM Michael Donnelly facilitated the swearing-in of the new Mayor and 10 Councillors in the chambers at Goonellabah.

The PM’s report from the National Cabinet meeting yesterday

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has released a media statement about the meeting yesterday of the National Cabinet.

Daintree buyback sees more forest retained

Over the last two-and-a-half years the Mullumbimby based Rainforest 4 Foundation has had a mission to buy back parts of the Daintree Lowland Rainforest that were subdivided for sale in the 1980s. 

Localisation shines as supply chains weaken

While Coles and Woolworths struggle with supply chain issues caused by the Omicron outbreak, local farmer’s markets and independent food retailers appear to be coming into their own.

RATs to the rescue: understanding our transition to rapid antigen testing

At-home testing kits herald a new phase of pandemic management – but how do they work? Pivoting quickly from the...

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US Capitol under siege as Democrats win Georgia

Two American cities are in turmoil, with large numbers of pro-Trump protesters invading the Capitol building earlier today in Washington, and also gathering at the Atlanta Capitol in Georgia.

Bail rejected for Julian Assange

Australian citizen Julian Assange will remain in Belmarsh Prison for now, with District Judge Vanessa Baraitser rejecting his bail application overnight in London.

They stab it with their steely knives but they just can’t kill the beast

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have won the US Presidential election by over six million votes. Unlike preceding Democratic vote winners Al Gore and Hillary Clinton, they also won the Electoral College vote.

Trump as cornered feral cat, mayhem looms

America’s presidential election is just 15 weeks away… Today, the Dis-united States of America – aka world’s ‘richest’ country – has nearly four million cases of COVID-19, and over 150,000 deaths attributed to the virus.

Editorial: What 4 Corners missed about Julian Assange

On Monday night, ABC’s 4 Corners did a Julian Assange update. Herewith my four takeaways:

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?

Where is the US on the refugee crisis?

George Lewin, Montecollum. At last the Abbott government has shown it does not have two 'tin ears' when it comes to the huge mood swing in Australia since the recent publication of the heart-rending photos of the drowned Turkish toddler.

Vale Byron girl, Patricia Marcia Dailhou 

Patricia, better known as Pat or Patsy, was born in Byron Bay in 1933 and was the second eldest of nine, to Horace Cecil Vernon Freeman (better known as ‘Bluey’) and Dorothy Lulu Freeman (nee Daniels). 

Daintree buyback sees more forest retained

Over the last two-and-a-half years the Mullumbimby based Rainforest 4 Foundation has had a mission to buy back parts of the Daintree Lowland Rainforest that were subdivided for sale in the 1980s. 

Over 1,000 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Northern Rivers

There have been 1,099 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) to 8pm 18 January. These numbers include 663...

Localisation shines as supply chains weaken

While Coles and Woolworths struggle with supply chain issues caused by the Omicron outbreak, local farmer’s markets and independent food retailers appear to be coming into their own.