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Norco set for rebuild but what about other businesses?

While the community digests Tuesday’s news of Norco’s Lismore ice cream factory’s rebuild, Norco Chief Executive, Michael Hampson wants to stress the importance of the plight of all flood-affected Lismore businesses including small and medium size ventures.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has been attacked by Russia over comments relating to the MH17 disaster. (file pic)
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has been attacked by Russia over comments relating to the MH17 disaster. (file pic)

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop will use climate talks in Peru to argue the Great Barrier Reef isn’t in danger.

She’ll also warn UNESCO it’s at risk of being duped by activists.

Ms Bishop will lobby members of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee not to list the reef as a World Heritage site in danger next year, saying this could set a dangerous precedent that could affect the home countries of committee members.

‘Every country that has an environmental icon that activists seize upon would be at risk,’ she will say, according to The Courier-Mail.

‘There is no justification for an in-danger listing by the World Heritage Committee.’

The World Heritage Committee will meet next June to decide whether to formally declare the reef as an asset in danger.

The conservation group WWF Australia says Ms Bishop’s position is disappointing, given Australia’s own scientists are saying the government’s efforts on reef protection are severely lacking.


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Norco set for rebuild but what about other businesses?

While the community digests Tuesday’s news of Norco’s Lismore ice cream factory’s rebuild, Norco Chief Executive, Michael Hampson wants to stress the importance of the plight of all flood-affected Lismore businesses including small and medium size ventures.

Flood-affected youth film screening tomorrow

Flickerfest and One Vision Productions have joined forces to facilitate a workshop and free film screening that has brought flood-affected youth together to tell their stories.

Eco Festival bringing Tweed residents together to get climate-ready

The Eco Festival, to be held in Murwillumbah, aims to bring Tweed residents together for a fun, free event with practical tips to help residents prepare to be climate-ready and environmentally friendly.

More pieces added to New Italy’s history

Dr Pol Dalmau, will visit the New Italy Museum on Sunday to talk about the Spanish archives with information about the Italian families who settled in the town from 1882.