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7.30am update from the SES regarding floods in the Northern Rivers

The State Emergency Service (SES) issued a statement a few minutes ago with an update on the flooding situation in the Northern Rivers.

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Lismore Council September wrap

The last Lismore City Council meeting was a pretty short one, by Lismore standards, but they still managed to argue about quite a few issues, and agree on a few more.

Body of missing swimmer found at Chinderah

NSW Police say the body of a man believed to be that of a missing swimmer has been located following a wide-scale search yesterday.

Northern Rivers waste incinerator moves closer

The NSW Government is one step closer to approving a 'waste to energy' incinerator in Casino as a state significant development, with the passing of a new regulation.

Finally the blatant lie of ‘scientific research’ that resulted in over 10,000 whales being killed is exposed in the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

This is a major victory for the whales and a huge step forward in humanity’s evolution. Everyone who did something to raise this issue that forced Kevin Rudd to take this action in 2007 can let their children know they contributed to whales swimming free. People power at its best.

My true feeling is whaling is over for Japan. This is the ruling many if not most Japanese have been waiting for. Now Japan can say they are good global citizens by obeying the ICJ ruling and that they are not stopping whaling because Sea Shepherd made whaling financially unviable.

Credit due here to Paul Watson and all the Sea Shepherd crew and volunteers for being relentless and keeping the pressure up.

At five o’clock the morning of the ICJ verdict I was with over 1,000 people gathered at Bentley CSG protect to stop Metagasgo establishing an exploration well. The police were too outnumbered to turn up.

Images of the rich elite and the rebelling underclass workers in the movie Hunger Games came flooding into my mind.

This is the time we say no to greedy governments and corporations that are set on exploiting, destroying and poisoning our land and water and killing the planet’s animals and oceans. Enough is enough.

We are at the tipping point where anything is possible. We just need to see and believe this change will happen and do what is necessary.

Dean Jefferys, Mullumbimby


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