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Desmond Bellamy, PETA Australia Sir David Attenborough, the world’s most famous naturalist, has just addressed the United Nations Security Council to...

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Suffolk Park residents pressure councillors over pump track

Councillors, Michael Lyon and Jeanette Martin, met Suffolk Park residents on Saturday to hear concerns around the proposed pump bike track, which is slated for the Linda Vidler park.

Blue-green algae amber alert still active at Uki

Last Thursday Tweed Shire Council issued an amber alert for blue-green algae in the Tweed River at Uki, with Clarrie Hall Dam remaining on a green alert. This morning they say the alerts are still active.

Monkey see

Daniel Brown, Byron Bay Back in my early youth growing up in Mt Eliza Victoria in the ‘90s I’d secretly...

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We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

Interview with Claire Atkins from SHIT

I saw SHIT last year and I was blown away. Incredible script. Incredible acting.

Be proud of Ballina, help clean up our beaches

This Sunday, 7 March, Ballina Coastcare is inviting everyone who cares about Ballina's environment to Step Up To Clean Up, and join a special event for Clean Up Australia Day.

More than 80 activists opposed to coal-seam gas mining had the door closed on them at a meeting of all parties called by Lismore MP Thomas George yesterday at Lismore Workers Club.

A group of 32 invited guests, including Lismore mayor Jenny Dowell, took advantage of the invitation-only meeting to air their views to the executive director of minerals from the Department of Trade and Investment.

The MP said he gave people in the room the opportunity to decide if demonstrators outside should be let in but the meeting itself decided not to.

Mr George, who is unabashedly in support of gas mining, said ‘the only way that we can take this forward is if everyone works together’.

But Leah Hobbs from Kyogle Group Against Gas says Mr George has consistently ignored their requests for a meeting.

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