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July 1, 2022

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Supply chain pain? Try localisation!

A community screening of Local Futures’ new film, 'Planet Local: A Quiet Revolution', will be held today, Friday, July 1, at The Farm in Byron Bay from 6pm. Damon Gameau and Pacha Light will be joining Helena Norberg-Hodge for a discussion afterwards.

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Main Arm Upper school are excited to be going ‘back to school’

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Drains, floods, creeks

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 29 June, 2022

The Nimbin Art Fair is on again after many postponements owing to covid and the floods. Hosted by Nimbin Artists Gallery, a not-for-profit organisation supporting local creatives, the Fair allows you to see the whole gamut of creative art from the vibrant arts community that is Nimbin and its surrounds.

Byron Council releases data on flood-affected biz

The first official data has been released following the devastating February 28 floods.

No blame in this game

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Flood-prone land in Murwillumbah swapped for flood-free land 

It has been five years in the making but the innovative land swap of flood-prone land for flood-free land in Murwillumbah is underway with a second round of ‘expressions of interest’ about to open. 

Greens MP and mining spokesperson Jeremy Buckingham will be speaking about his recent ‘frack finding tour’ to inspect coal-seam gas in the United States and his Responsible Mining Bill (protect land, water and communities) 2012 at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall this coming Friday 14 December at 5.30pm.

Jeremy Buckingham will show images and a video showing the impact of the unconventional gas industry in places like Texas, Wyoming and Pennsylvania.

‘My recent tour of the United States highlighted the dangers of coal-seam gas and provides a graphic warning to Australia not to risk this toxic industry dominating our landscapes,’ said Mr Buckingham.

‘I’m keen to share what I witnessed with the people of the northern rivers and hope they can attend to watch the videos we took of a mature unconventional gas industry and what it actually means on the ground.

‘The Greens’ Responsible Mining Bill will prohibit coal-seam gas and mining in certain productive agricultural areas and other sensitive areas.

Additionally it will provide local councils with the power to prohibit coal-seam gas and other mining in certain areas under their local planning provisions,’ said Mr Buckingham.


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