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Byron Wildlife Hospital’s DA up for public comment

A development application for the mobile Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is now before the public.

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Sing Lisa Sing

Jo Faith, Newtown How very distressing is the recent story of beautiful singer Lisa Hunt. She followed protocol, paid the...

Leadership lost

Paul Leitch, Ewingsdale Thanks to Hans Lovejoy for commenting on the proposed Ewingsdale Development (24 February). It is worthwhile noting that...

Missing teen – Tweed Heads

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a boy reported missing from Tweed Heads.

Lennox Rise development clears another hurdle

The massive new residential development planned west of Epiq in Lennox Head continued its progress towards becoming reality at the last Ballina Shire Council meeting.

PM forced

Narelle Rendalls, Ballina With reference to the recent serious sexual assault allegations in Canberra, our Prime Minister has a lot to...

The amazing world of seeds

Hilary Bain If it wasn’t for seeds and plants, we humans, along with all the animals, birds and insects would...

Bruce McQueen, Mount Burrell

Kevin Rudd loyalist Justine Elliot, Labor MP for Richmond, has egg all over her face on coal seam gas mining following Rudd’s recent public support for a gas industry in NSW. Months ago Ms Elliot declared the looming federal election a ‘referendum on CSG’ and has been running lots of taxpayer-funded ads in local papers proclaiming her opposition to that industry.

Now her leader has hung her out to dry by giving the go-ahead to the likes of Metgasco and Dart to return here and fracking-well destroy everything we in the northern rivers region hold dear.

It’s crystal clear that the Labor party is every bit as treacherous on the issue of CSG as the Nationals. We must use the ballot box at this year’s election to defend ourselves, which means voting 1 for the Greens’ Dawn Walker as our Richmond representative and 1 for the Greens in the Senate. Only the Greens have the political strength and the true commitment to help us defend our beautiful region against the CSG destruction we face. A vote for anyone else is a vote against your, your family’s, and the northern rivers’ future.

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  1. There will be CSG Free Party candidates standing for the election, with candidates drawn from the present broad opposition to CSG. The Greens dont own this issue, and they appear to be willing to disenfranchise the the broad political spectrum of the active groups that are actually building the broad consensus of opposition.

  2. To my knowledge no one in the Greens party have claimed exclusive rights to this issue.There is far more at stake
    with CSG extraction than bruised egos.However the Greens are an established political party with opposition to environmental destruction central to their existance & with
    a proven track record.Anti CSG campaigners need to unite not squabble among themselves about who owns what issue,
    the best way to help CSG companies is for environmentalists
    is to make false accusations against fellow activists


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Tweed Council staff’s delegated powers debated

The question of what staff and councillors get to decide in relation to development applications was raised by Tweed Councillor Ron Cooper at the last Tweed Shire Council meeting.

Supporting independent news or making fat cats fatter?

The recent skirmish between Facebook and the government is hard to miss, even if you rely on Facebook for your news. But what does it all mean?

Koala groups lobby Tweed MP Geoff Provest for action

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Leadership lost

Paul Leitch, Ewingsdale Thanks to Hans Lovejoy for commenting on the proposed Ewingsdale Development (24 February). It is worthwhile noting that with the absence of clear...