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I also strongly agree with David Gilet and Paul McCarthy on the creeping cancer of increased building heights/heists in...

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South Golden Beach drainage to get attention

All councillors supported a motion at last week’s planning meeting to clarify drainage projects and available funding that would alleviate flooding in South Golden Beach

Byronification

In amongst all those duplexes in Tweed Heads have sprung funky cafes full of hipsters sipping almond-milk chai lattes...

Contentious DA’s on the agenda at Byron Council meeting

Two contentious Development Applications (DAs) are set to come before this week’s Byron Council meeting, setting the scene for some lively debate.

Bush stone-curlews in Byron Shire

The first time I noticed a bush stone-curlew in Brunswick Heads it was waiting at the pedestrian crossing, on its way to the pub, across the other side of the road.

Lismore Council GM avoids sacking

Lismore City Council’s legacy of turbulence when it comes to leadership continues after a late-night surprise motion to sack General Manager John Walker in a confidential vote last week.

Cudgera Creek Agricultural Food Hub extension of DA condition taken to workshop

A request for an extension of time for the development application for the proposed Cudgera Creek Agricultural Food Hub that relies on an allocation of 100ET Wastewater Entitlements was deferred to a workshop.

Stories about "West Papua":

Byron fundraiser to benefit orphans of West Papua

A music and dance event tomorrow (Saturday) at Ewingsdale Hall has been organised to help the ‘forgotten orphans’ of West Papua, with all proceeds set to benefit the thousands of young traumatised children affected by the Indonesian military occupation.

Free West Papua moomoo feast

Supporting the free West Papuan liberation movement, Australia's closest neighbour, Sunforest organic farm is hosting a traditional moomoo pig feast this Saturday. Come and enjoy the feast and find out more.

Incarcerated in West Papua, my son endured a six-month ordeal

Susan Skyvington Before gaining independence in 1999, East Timor endured 24 years of brutal suffering under Indonesian occupation. Are we aware, do we care that...

The ignored plight of West Papua

December 1, 2016 should be a celebration for West Papuan independence. Instead, the day will mark 55 years of what should have been a sovereign nation; 19 days after the Dutch left their colony, Indonesia invaded and have occupied ever since.

Byron screening of film to highlight plight of West Papua

A group of surfers travelled to West Papua looking for waves and adventure but instead found the country’s people living under a brutal regime. Their story is the subject of a film that will screen at Pighouse Flicks in Byron Bay on Friday night, for one showing only.

An open letter to the people of West Papua

Wa wa wa wa. We have recently been discussing your ongoing courageous struggle to liberate yourselves from more than 100 years of occupation, first by the...

Ongoing genocide in West Papua ignored by the world

Craig Moore, Stroud, NSW. Indigenous West Papuans face daily surveillance and intimidation by the Indonesian military and police, and many report living in constant fear. Thousands have been killed, detained and tortured since 1963. I

Palestine’s ‘terra nullius’ and children’s body armour

Firstly, the Zionist regime of Israel is an apartheid regime. It is based on the dispossession, expropriation, expulsion and oppression of the Palestinian people. This...

Lismore council flirts with ‘koala-killer’ status

The fate of one of the state’s last koala populations appears to lie in the hands of the Lismore City Council after an extraordinary meeting Thursday afternoon.

Suspected Tweed Heads meth lab dismantled

Specialist police units along with NSW Fire and Rescue have been dismantling an alleged meth lab in Tweed Heads this morning, police said.

Hydro cannabis bust in Tweed

Police have confiscated equipment they say was being used for a hydroponic cannabis station set up in a Tweed Heads garage.