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Councils ‘bullied’ with increased NSW govt burdens, say LGNSW

NSW councils have been ‘set up to fail’ with their annual audits ‘because the NSW Government is forcing them to carry the depreciation cost of assets they neither own nor control’, claims the peak body representing councils, Local Government NSW.

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Urine sample test: new way to detect and screen for early stages of Alzheimer’s disease

When it comes to Alzheimer’s disease, an early diagnosis – one made well before signs of irreversible dementia are apparent – is key to providing effective intervention and treatment.

Assange sought asylum

The controversy over the actions of Julian Assange seems to miss a crucial point. His motive for seeking asylum...

Brunswick, Belongil and Tallows wait for Emergency Response Beacons

In early November two men were saved from drowning at Dreamtime Beach, Fingal Head when a women activated the Emergency Response Beacon, alerting the Surf Life Saving NSW State Operations Centre that the men were drowning. There are three waiting to be deployed in Byron Shire.

Migrant workers exploited and ripped off

Unions NSW say that a firewall between the Fair Work Ombudsman and the Department of Home Affairs is needed to protect migrant workers from deportation when they report exploitation, as new data reaffirms rife underpayment across Australia.  

The Menu

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_uTkUGcHv4   Do chefs wield too much power in this world? The power over life and death in fact? In The...

Editorial – Wokie dokey

Last Thursday’s Council meeting was an example of when a good idea gets kiboshed because the people proposing the idea are considered crazy conspiracy theorists.

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Owners hoping to reopen Lismore Central shopping centre

After being inundated by the worst floods in Lismore's history, the owners of Lismore Central Shopping Centre, CA Property Group, say they are continuing to support their retail partners and the wider community.

Woolworths recall products in NSW, ACT and VIC

A Woolworths media release says they supermarket is recalling Woolworths brand coleslaw up to and including 21 Jan.

Ballina Fair Woolworths re-opening soon

On Sunday 6 December 2020, a small number of ceiling tiles inside the Woolworths store at Ballina Fair were dislodged, falling to the floor.

EPIQ Marketplace almost open at Lennox Head

Media had a sneak preview of the exciting new EPIQ Marketplace this morning in Lennox Head. Stage one of the public opening is tomorrow at 8am.

MP, farmers thank Woolies for milk price rise

The North Coast MP who called for a royal commission into supermarket abuse of power has taken the unusual step of thanking one of them.

No more plastic bags from Mullum Woolies

Some 12 Woolworths stores throughout the country, including Mullumbimby, will stop offering single-use plastic bags as of today. Woolies will join a range of shops in Mullum that have already stopped offering the polluting products.

Ballina MP calls on Woolworths to ditch its pokies at West Ballina pub

Ballina Greens MP Tamara Smith wants Woolworths to phase out poker machines at its Westower Tavern venue in West Ballina following allegations that staff at Woolworths-owned hotels have been spying on patrons in order to boost profits.

Shirtless in Byron

Robert Easton, Billinudgel. The shirtless hunks of Woollies are one of the glories of Byron Bay. I always take guests there for a perve. This isn’t Teheran. Men...

Govt attacks Woolworths after it cans SPC deal

The federal government has slammed supermarket giant Woolworths for reneging on a deal with SPC/Ardmona to supply its home brand tomatoes just two years into the five-year arrangement.

Nick Xenophon speaks out against Coles and Woolworths

Senator Nick Xenophon didn’t hold back at a recent forum conducted by Northern Rivers Foods that considered food retailing trends and the impact of the food duopoly of Coles and Woolworths.

Cumbalum shops and affordable homes one step closer – by car

Cumbalum is one step closer towards having some local shops and five new officially affordable homes in perpetuity thanks to council approval of preliminary planning requirements.

Mullum’s zebra crossing win hard fought by residents

A zebra crossing is being installed at a pedestrian safety blackspot near the centre of Mullumbimby, following a long-running campaign by a group of local residents.

The Aboriginal identity explosion

So, who are Aboriginal people, what is the three-pronged definition and perhaps more importantly, who decides? 

NSW Labor candidate announced for Ballina

Andrew Broadley has been named the NSW Labor candidate for Ballina for the March 2023 election.