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April 21, 2021

Coalition not taking climate change seriously

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Byron Drag Racers World Record

The local AAA Racing motorcycle team have set a new world record in 100cc class, as well as a top national speed in 50cc class at the recent Australian Speed Week held at Salt Lake Gairdner, South Australia.

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MardiGrass is on and Nimbin is ready to roll

The recent cancellation of Bluesfest sent a shiver up the spine of MardiGrass host Michael Balderstone, as visions of the same fate awaiting the annual protest at Nimbin came too close for comfort.

Byron Shire celebrates seniors during festival week

An action-packed program has been planned for the 2021 Byron Shire Seniors Festival with drumming, dancing, walking, yoga and laughing on the program.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Byron’s Back

‘Byron’s dead’. That’s the statement that I often hear. Or ‘I never go there anymore it’s lost’ or ‘Byron died years ago’. It always makes me feel a bit sad and defensive. I have such a love for this place, although I curse it when I get stuck in snaking traffic at 8am on a weekday morning or I can’t find a park near where I am going.

Coalition ‘hellbent’

Mat Morris, Bangalow The NSW coalition seems to be hellbent on outdoing their federal counterparts when it comes to the denigration...

Yamba restaurants

I’m often asked about Yamba, one of our favourite holiday spots over the last 20 years. With a great range of beaches, walks, tennis courts, skate parks and accommodation etc it’s been great for the kids growing up, and they still love it. Plus, it’s now only 90 minutes’ drive from Mullumbimby.

Eungella: Alleged domestic-related stabbing suspect charged with attempted murder

Police say a man will face court today charged with attempted murder following an alleged domestic-related stabbing earlier this year.

With new research published by Nature showing stating 95 per cent of Australia’s coal reserves are unburnable by 2050 if the world is to have a 50 per cent chance of avoiding global warming in excess of two degrees Celsius, the Abbott government needs to do more than just add the word science to Ian Macfarlane’s portfolio, they need to take climate science seriously.

Instead Tony Abbott is blocking his ears to science and the community and ticking off on massive coal mines to dramatically increase our national contribution to global warming.

This research shows 95 per cent or Australia’s coal reserves must stay in the ground if we are to pass on a healthy climate to future generations.

In Queensland, Tony Abbott and Campbell Newman are hastily approving massive mines in the Galilee Basin to export hundreds of mega tonnes of coal, turning our Great Barrier Reef into a shipping super highway.

We have safe, renewable alternatives that won’t cost our climate and Great Barrier Reef and yet Tony Abbott is undermining investment in renewable energy by attacking the RET.

We need a government that will mitigate against more extreme weather events, and strengthen and diversify our economy to meet world demand for clean energy and a safe climate.

Senator Larissa Waters, Queensland

 

 

Contact – Monique Vandeleur 0419 626 725


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