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Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

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Cartoon of the week – 5 May, 2021

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Even though the Federal government refuses to take responsibility for the slow rollout of COIVID vaccines across the country you can still have your say on its rollout locally.

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With all the time we spend in the sun, our skin can start to show signs of aging sooner than we’d like. But the idea of an invasive treatment to fix skin problems is likely not the first choice for many people.

Water strategy

Alan Dickens, Brunswick Heads The people of Mullumbimby would be aware that Byron Shire Council (BSC) intends to hand over...

Greater Sydney under COVID related restrictions

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has just announced that greater Sydney area will go into lockdown until next Monday.

Why do we destroy what we love?

Nan Nicholson, The Channon I have been an environmental activist for over 50 years (I started when I was a...

Friday’s agreement between community protesters and the Forestry Corporation of NSW (FCNSW) was a great result for the community but FCNSW is legally obliged to do surveys properly in the first place. If only FCNSW were willing to do their job properly – that would have to include thorough surveying by qualified staff and application of prescriptions to minimise impacts on threatened species and ecological communities.

Even if EPA had the support from government and arms-length type of integrity to apply Penalty Infringement Notices (PIN) for willful breaches, a $300 PIN alone will never change this recalcitrant bureaucratic culture.

At the end of the day, and without wanting to detract from this truly positive achievement, FCNSW log forests with tens of threatened species in them every day of the week. How is that ecologically sustainable? How will logging with such little scientific support help us meet our international obligations to protect threatened species from extinction? It won’t.

Glen Little, Dorrigo


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