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Calls to reverse NSW anti-protest laws

The harsh sentencing of Deanna ‘Violet’ Coco for stopping a lane of traffic on the Sydney Harbour Bridge in April this year has led to a range of protests and the call to reverse NSW anti-protest laws by lawyer and Greens NSW Legislative Council Member Sue Higginson.

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Editorial – Labor does a better job of being less terrible

Federal Labor had a cracking week of reform, something that even the last prime minister (Liberal) admitted was their thing.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Is it better not to report rape?

We failed Brittany Higgins. Our judicial system is so brutalising the only way to keep her safe was to drop the charges against her alleged rapist.

Protests against Violet CoCo’s 15 months imprisonment

On Friday environment activist Violet CoCo faced the Magistrates Court, at the Downing Centre in Sydney for peacefully protesting climate inaction. She was sentenced to  15 months imprisonment, with a non-parole period of eight months for engaging in non-violent protest.

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.  

Stupid frogs!

We’re in hot water There’s no argument. How much is enough? How much corruption? How much destruction? How much distraction? The writing has been on...

Agritourism policy forced upon LGAs

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) has ignored Byron Shire Council’s urgent request to delay the forced adoption of the NSW government’s agritourism policy. The policy came into effect last week in all local government areas (LGAs).

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Majority of Lennox businesses support WSL

The majority of businesses in Lennox Head have responded ‘yes’ to the Lennox Head Chamber of Commerce survey asking if they were ‘in favour’ of the World Surfing League (WSL) being held at Lennox.

Tyler Wright wins in Rio

Lennox Heads champion surfer Tyler Wright didn’t take any shortcuts on her path to a second straight Oi Rio Women’s Pro. The 2016 World Champ took the long road to the title this year, surfing in every round of the event.

Tyler Wright named world champion

Lennox Head surfer Tyler Wright has claimed the jewel in the crown of international surfing, being named women's world champion of the 2016 season.

Lennox local Stu Kennedy defeats Kelly Slater

Stu Kennedy of Lennox Head (pictured) caused a massive upset by defeating 11 times World Champion Kelly Slater during Round 2 and eliminating the American from the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast yesterday (Sunday, March 13).

Twin fin win eludes Rastovich

Hawaiian Shane Dorian has defeated Australia’s Dave Rastovich in the final of the Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy twin fin division.

Fanning beats De Souza to Rip Curl Pro title

Mick Fanning of Tweed Heads has won his fourth Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach title, defeating Adriano De Souza of Brazil in a count back after the pair finished in the first ever tiebreak final in WCT history

Champions honoured at WSL World Surfing Awards

It was an Australian story as the stars of the surfing world gathered on the Gold Coast last night for the WSL World Surfing Awards.

Soli Bailey runner up at Sunset Beach Pro Junior

Up-and-coming junior Byron Bay surfer Soli Bailey has been narrowly defeated in the World Surfing League's Sunset Beach Pro Junior event in Hawaii.

Tweed Council secures environmental water sharing during drought

Two items at last week's Tweed Shire Council meeting highlighted the commitment of the council to sharing water with the environment even during low-flow and drought periods. 

Celebrating the life of Jack Paris Crittle

Young DJ and keen surfer, Jack Crittle, was tragically killed in a car accident last week. A celebration of his life will be held this Monday, 12 December at 10am.

Mullum’s Federation Bridge closed again tonight

Mullum and hinterland residents and visitors are reminded that Federation Bridge will be closed again tonight from 6pm to 4am for repairs. 

Changing the world with non-violent action

‘Nonviolence  is an intensely active force when properly understood and used.’ These are the words of Gandhi, the man who led nationwide campaigns in his country to ease poverty by creating a movement of resistance that contributed to ending British Rule in India.