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Move Beyond Coal turning up heat on government

Move Beyond Coal says it will be staging protests at Labor MP offices around the country over the next week to 'turn up the heat' on the government to stop approving climate-wrecking coal and gas projects.

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Byron Councillors look for pay rise

Byron Shire's mayors and councillors have suffered from a ‘longstanding undervaluation’ of their work and should receive significantly more...

Finance audit reveals Byron Council’s low cash reserves

Byron Council continues to rely heavily on state and federal government grants for its financial sustainability, a financial audit has shown.

Screening: The last two weeks at Longlee

Susie Forsters’ film about palliative care is showing again at the Mullumbimby Drill Hall on Thursday, November 30 at 7pm.

Team Cadwallader’s environmental war

At the November Ballina Council meeting, Cr Bruem (Team Cadwallader’s unofficial media advisor/spin doctor) continued his attack on the...

What if?

The purpose of increasing interest rates as a ‘blunt instrument’ to lower inflation, is simply to take disposable income...

Hope for whistleblowers?

It's been a strange time recently for whistleblowers, and those who value their contribution to Australian society.

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MP Tamara Smith calls for halt on Cabbage Tree Island dispossession

Member for Ballina Tamara Smith MP is today calling on the NSW Premier and the Aboriginal Affairs Minister David Harris to undertake an urgent and independent review of the NSW government’s decision not to allow the residents of Cabbage Tree Island to return to live on the island after the 2022 floods.

Ballina Council October wrap-up

Ballina Council's October meeting was a bruising affair, with Mayor Sharon Cadwallader using her casting vote to force her way in two contentious decisions which split councillors evenly.

Draft Master Plan for Wardell Village Centre 

Ballina Shire Council says that following extensive community consultation, they have developed a Draft Master Plan to help revitalise Wardell village centre.

Jali Land Council accused of land grab

Around 80 residents of Cabbage Tree Island, just south of Wardell, say they want to return home after the 2022 floods, but the Local Aboriginal Land Council, Jali, have other ideas.

Better park and maybe a community garden for Wardell?

Sharon Cadwallader presented a mayoral minute at the last meeting of Ballina Shire Council to fast-track improvements to Walsh Park, East Wardell, following the devastating floods of 2022 and division in the local community since.

Wardell to serve more than tennis on tiny town court

A lack of venues when it comes to various sports in the Ballina Shire town of Wardell has inspired a change of upgrade plans for the local tennis courts.

Ballina Council June wrap-up

Ballina Shire Council's epic June meeting began with 48 people in the public chamber. All councillors were in attendance, but there wasn't much discussion of roads, rates or rubbish this time round.

Two charged following vehicle stop – Broadwater

Two men have been charged after a firearm was located during a vehicle stop on the state’s far north coast last night south of Wardell.

Map of Ballina’s coast and hinterland

The Ballina Tourism Team has created a new Ballina Coast and Hinterland Map. The map includes detailed town maps for Ballina, Lennox, Alstonville/Wollongbar and Wardell and a regional map overview.

Ballina’s Citizens of the Year announced

Ballina Shire Council announced its Australia Day Awards yesterday at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre. The awards were presented by Sandra Jackson and netballer Liz Ellis, with music by Katie Rutledge and Levi Maxwell. The event was also livestreamed.

Industrial relations reform bill passes parliament

New industrial relations laws have passed NSW parliament today, which the government says will create the structure needed to deliver meaningful improvements to wages and conditions for hundreds and thousands of workers in the state.

Fire ant update in the Tweed

There were information sessions this morning for local businesses and industry members impacted by the detection of Red Imported Fire Ants (RIFA) at South Murwillumbah, with the opportunity to find out more information about the strategy that the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) are using to contain and eradicate the fire ants.

$15 million to subsidise habitat destruction?

The recently-released NSW Forestry Corporation’s annual report, which shows that taxpayers will again be asked to spend $15 million to subsidise native forest logging, has today been labelled ‘a damning indictment on our state’.

Lismore Council unveils latest upcycled Christmas tree

Lismore City Council has unveiled its iconic sustainable city Christmas tree. This is the eighth year of Lismore’s upcycled Christmas tree being proudly displayed on the corner of Keen and Magellan streets, following a one-year hiatus after the 2022 flood disaster.