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August 3, 2021

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Fifteen arrested in Brisbane protest

Police say they have arrested fifteen people following protest activity in Brisbane CBD this morning.

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Shooting in Nimbin

There is a police operation currently underway in Nimbin following a shooting earlier today.

Can you help save 74 million lives?

Killer carbon – a new study has coined another metric for estimating the damage inflicted by climate change – this time, looking at the ‘mortality cost of carbon’.

Vehicle access to Unicorn Falls to close

President of the recently formed Byron Hikers Club says a ‘controversy is brewing’ around National Parks’ recently announced plans to close vehicle access to Unicorn Falls, located on South Chowan Road behind Upper Main Arm.

Editorial – Let’s all acquiesce!

On July 12, it became mandatory for all businesses and workplaces in NSW to use the Service NSW Check-in tool (QR code).

Independent assessment needed to determine use of Alstonville aquifers

The Save Alstonville Aquifer Group have raised concerns regarding the potential impact on the aquifer of making it part...

Community disharmony

Jenny Shiels, Byron Bay I read Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox (21 July), and I agree there is disharmony in communities worldwide. Yes,...

Rural Fire Service spokesperson Michael Brett is imploring local landholders to ensure adequate control lines if they are undertaking hazard-reduction burns.

High fuel build-up combined with weeks of dry weather resulted in a number of fires racing out of control in the northern rivers over the weekend. In one case, a fire burning in inaccessible country burnt over a more than 15km front, he told ABC radio this morning.

Eighteen fires are still known to be burning out of control in the Clarence Valley alone.

Many of the fires started as hazard reduction burns that got out of control. Mr Brett said landholders who start fires that subsequently get out of control can be found liable for the damage they cause to other people’s properties.


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South East Queensland lockdown continues for another five days

Queensland Health has issued a statement that says the current lockdown in South East Queensland will continue for another five days as a precaution following new cases in the state.

Pennings and Adani to continue court battle

The Supreme Court has formalised orders agreed out of court by both Adani and Ben Pennings in relation to a decision handed down on 25 June 2021.

Can you help save 74 million lives?

Killer carbon – a new study has coined another metric for estimating the damage inflicted by climate change – this time, looking at the ‘mortality cost of carbon’.

It’s National Homelessness Week

In Australia there are over 116,000 people experiencing homelessness on any given night. Homelessness Week aims to raise awareness of the impact of homelessness on Australia via national and local community events