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March 8, 2021

CSG and politics

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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.

Other News

Interview with Claire Atkins from SHIT

I saw SHIT last year and I was blown away. Incredible script. Incredible acting.

Byron’s rail reactivation saga continues

Byron Council will consider funding further investigations into getting trains back on the tracks in the Shire, despite strong criticisms of the reports on the matter that have been prepared to date.

FB censorship

Dean Jefferys, Mullumbimby I feel concerned about the level of censorship on FB, Instagram, YouTube, MSM, local online groups and elsewhere...

Thirteen students inducted into Tweed Youth Council

The Youth Council program hopes develop better relations between Council and Tweed’s young people, by encouraging a mutual respect, and providing opportunities to contribute to civic life in a constructive and meaningful manner.

Parking permits

Liz Levy, Suffolk Park Why has Byron Shire Council decided to impose a layer of digital tyranny for residents wishing to...

Heritage Bruns?

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

Aniko Papp, South Lismore

On 19 June, the federal government, after pressure from the Greens and the independents, passed changes to the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act that allows the federal government to veto CSG developments if there was potential damage to the water table.

During the debate, Labor rejected the Greens to extend proposed environmental powers further, to legislate similar powers over national parks and to extend controls over the shale gas industry.

The Greens proposed changes that would have allowed landholders to refuse access to their land by mining companies.

In the federal parliament, neither Labor nor Nationals supported this proposal. Our local MP Janelle Saffin and Kevin Hogan for the Nationals have anti-CSG petitions at their electoral offices and market stalls, what a joke.


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Lismore future councillor information sessions

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