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March 7, 2021

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Police exchange gun fire at Dunoon – man arrested

At a media conference outside the Lismore police station this morning, Acting Superintendent Susan Johnston, Commander, Richmond Police Area Command, said that a man has been charged over an incident at Dunoon last night.

Other News

TAFE job cuts not so bad, says Nationals MLC 

Ms Saffin said last week that 29 local jobs were going under restructures and that almost 700 frontline TAFE NSW jobs will be slashed.

Shores United win local derby in season opener

Shores United FC began their season in the Anzac Cup B football competition with a 3-1 win over local rivals the Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC last Sunday.

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.

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.

Nimbin medicinal cannabis event, March 27

Two experienced medical cannabis doctors and a retired magistrate who is passionate about changing the drug driving rules will take part in the MEDICAN gathering in Nimbin.

Man arrested after shots fired in Dunoon

A police report says a 63-year-old man man has been arrested following multiple public place shots fired overnight.

Three cheers for Michael Qualmann for going to extraordinary lengths to obtain the names and addresses of shareholders in Metgasco!  (Echonetdaily, February 4). The immoral promotion of fossil fuels and the resulting extreme weather, catastrophic fires, debilitating floods, and civilisation-destroying sea-level rise, deserves to attract substantial financial losses.

This is especially the case when such carbon fuel investors choose to live on the shoreline and expect to be compensated by ratepayers when storm-swept rising seas undermine their sun decks.

John Vaughan’s sickening depiction of community ‘anticipation for coal seam gas for local industry’ (Letters, February 10) is gravely mistaken. The people favour pollution-free renewable energy to power local industry: both biogas and renewable electricity.

Prosperity comes from satisfying peoples’ considered wants, rather than just meeting their perceived needs.

The longer misguided investors push against the will of the people, the deeper will be the economic and environmental rut that they create for us all. When they back the will of the people, and the obvious ecological demands of nature, prosperity will flourish.

Sapoty Brook, Mullumbimby

 


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