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May 17, 2021

Green paper whitewash

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Editorial: The vulnerable at risk

Most of us would hope that the taxes we pay go towards key areas such as health, education and to supporting the most vulnerable in our community.

Developers push swamp boundaries – will council push back?

It has once again been left to residents to raise serious issues in relation to a development application (DA) that is pushing to overdevelop at 6 Keats Street, Byron Bay at the expense of the environment, in particular the Cumbebin Swamp.

Save Broken Head

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School Strike for Climate next Friday

Next Friday from 10am Byron Shire students will be demanding political action on the climate emergency in what they and their supporters say is our present, future and reality. 

How much do you know about koalas?

How well do you know your koala facts? Test your knowledge at the June 2 Koala Hard Quiz in Mullumbimby.

Travelling at the speed of lies

When Tim Berners-Lee and others created the architectural foundations of the world wide web, they did so with the vision of openness, idea sharing, and trust. Human nature has a way of making things more complicated, of course.

R Finn, Tyalgum

Developer-sponsored councillors have sometimes determined the fate of Tweed Shire and residents are left to live in the mess.  For those of us wanting a better future for our region, the local elections hold some promise for change.

Our attention should not be distracted, however, from the NSW government’s new planning system (Green Paper) with its submissions closing very soon after the election.  While embellished with tantalising buzzwords to ensure our collusion, it dismantles our rights to elected representatives having a say on planning decisions at the local level.  Sounds good perhaps, given the history of corruption witnessed in the Tweed, for example, but hey – someone voted for them and that can be changed!

 

 


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School Strike for Climate next Friday

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