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March 9, 2021

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Seapeace: the late Tony Maxwell’s wetland legacy

Many curious minds have pondered the purpose of the rice paddy-like waterbodies that scallop the contour lines out into the Ewingsdale coastal plain that can be viewed from St Helena Road.

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Koala groups lobby Tweed MP Geoff Provest for action

Local koala groups have been taking action to protect NSW koalas by meeting with Tweed State Member of Parliament, Geoff Provest seeking his support for action on koala protections and asking him not to support the koala killing legislation his government are putting forward.

Heritage Bruns?

David Kolb, Brunswick Head When Mathew O’Reilly spoke to Council regarding heritage listing for parts of Brunswick Heads he was quoted...

Missing teen – Tweed Heads

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a boy reported missing from Tweed Heads.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Dear Brittany

We watched you. We watched you break the silence. We heard the truth shatter like a glass hitting the tiles.

New Greens team

Matthew O’Reilly President of CABS and a proud member of the NEW Byron Greens team It seems that some readers have...

Byron Wildlife Hospital’s DA up for public comment

A development application for the mobile Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is now before the public.

With carbon emission rates still growing, it is obvious that the fossil fuel multinationals are succeeding in making suckers of at least half the world with their global doubt and disinformation campaigns. When and if the frogs in heated water finally hop out and realise they have been duped, then we will get some real preventive action. At present we are headed for global disaster. Let’s not kid ourselves, our only escape will be a zero-carbon economy, fast!

What we need is investment-friendly legislation to underpin installation of large-scale renewable energy. The Germans are doing it pretty well with a three-pronged approach:

• tiered tariffs for each type and size of renewable technology

• obligations on electricity market participants to accept renewable electricity production

• obligations on transmission providers to build transmission connections to new installations.

While individual installation of home power systems is attractive to the independently minded, the national cost, at present, would be a least twice that of solving the problem collectively.

Oh, and Naval is on the right track with his encouragement of McDuck and me to stop breathing. It illustrates that he knows that all animals breathe in and out. The problem, Naval, is that coal only breathes out.

Sapoty Brook, Mullumbimby

 


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