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Gisela Stieglitz, Wooyung There is a perfectly good bitumen road going up a rainforest gully; it doesn’t even have potholes!...

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Cartoon of the week – 24 February, 2021

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.

The lunatics have taken over the asylum…

The Zombies of the Climate ApoCOALpse have today swarmed around Queensland's Parliament House this morning to highlight impending climate chaos.

Saltwater mob style

Story & photo Melissa Butters If you’ve ever tasted the wild fish rillettes from The Bay SmokeHouse you know what’s...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: There is no place like home… actually there are no places

Local low income residents in Byron Bay are the human koalas of our Shire. They too have lost much of their habitat. We need affordable housing now, not in three years, or five years, or ten. Now.

Cult Covid

John Scrivener, Main Arm A careful analysis of Cult Covid must clearly distinguish between four separate and distinct yet interconnected...

Rainbow Region Dragon boat racers pick up third place in return to racing

The Lennox Head-based Rainbow Region Dragon boat team had a promising start to 2021, when they picked up a third place at the Broadwater Regatta.

Trish Mann, Burringbar

Australia the ‘blessed’ country

That’s what UN climate change chief Christiana Figures said of Australia, owing to its abundant renewable-energy resources when she visited Sydney last week.

We are apparently the envy of the world with many countries keen to improve health and lower carbon emissions not because they want to save the planet but because they believe it’s in their national interest.

A study from the Australian Energy Market Operator shows the feasibility of switching to 100 per cent renewable electricity generation is easily attained by 2030 and with a huge exportable surplus.

The big question is whether we are prepared to demand the transition from a subsidised fossil fuel industry, which would like to keep the status quo, to harnessing renewables, which will achieve cheap unlimited energy.


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