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We will never allow gasfields on north coast

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: There is no place like home… actually there are no places

Local low income residents in Byron Bay are the human koalas of our Shire. They too have lost much of their habitat. We need affordable housing now, not in three years, or five years, or ten. Now.

Green Spine parking

Ian Kingston, Mullumbimby I am concerned at the apparent loss of parking spaces proposed in the centre of Mullum under...

On Monday, people from all over this country are gathering at Bentley to defend the region from coal seam gas (CSG).

A total of 88 per cent of the population have rejected the government’s plan to industrialise the northern rivers.

Written submissions, signed  petitions, letters and e-mails to the government have  all been to no avail.

Sadly, we live in a democracy where our politicians have lost the ability to listen to the voice of the people they represent.

The local population  will not sit back and allow their region to be industrialised.

Across the state and country, thousands of people who can’t be at the site are supporting the efforts of the northern rivers people.

Coal seam gas mining and fracking has been proven to impact on air, soil and underground water. It also has a history of negative impacts on both human and animal health, overseas as well as in Queensland.

All members of the State and Federal Governments should hang their heads in shame, for they have failed the Australian people by allowing  mining companies to rape and pillage our land for profits.

Shame, shame, shame!

Annette M. Dean, Worrigee, NSW


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