18.1 C
Byron Shire
September 26, 2021

Farmers dump manure on Nationals’ gas plan

Latest News

New venues of concern in Ballina

The Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of new venues of concern associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

Other News

A letter to my vaccine-hesitant friends

Brought to you by The Echo and Cosmos Magazine Addressing your concerns… A few weeks ago, I discovered that some of my friends –...

New venues of concern in Ballina

The Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of new venues of concern associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

Tweed Council says ‘No’ to State government taking their developer income

Tweed Shire Councillors have rejected a proposal by the NSW government, that would reduce the ability of local councils to collect infrastructure contributions from developers.

BREAKING: Byron and Tweed shires go into week-long lockdown

Stay-at-home orders will be introduced for the Byron Shire, Tweed and Kempsey Local Government Areas (LGAs) from 5pm today for seven days due to an increased COVID-19 public health risk.

COVID-19 updated venues of concern in Lismore and Goonellabah

Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of venues of concern in Lismore and Goonellabah, associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the region.

Wearing drink bottles on your bum to save rainforests

Undies entrepreneur Brendan Lo doesn’t see himself as a smart arse, but his take on some old bit of wisdom is a bit cheeky.

Farmers gather outside Thomas George's office in Lismore with a load of manure. (Darren Coyne)
Farmers gather outside Thomas George’s office in Lismore with a load of manure. (Darren Coyne)

A contingent of northern rivers farmers has delivered bags of manure to the office of Lismore MP Thomas George, and are now on their way to Nationals campaign office in Ballina.

Kyogle farmer Peter Stackhouse told media outside Mr George’s office that farmers were sick of the ‘bullshit’ coming from the Nationals regarding the government’s coal seam gas policy.

‘Good farming country around Lismore, Kyogle, Nimbin, Coraki, out west past Urbenville and right down to Maclean will all be up for grabs,’ he said.

Today’s protest follows news yesterday that the biggest drilling company in Australia, AJ Lucas, has purchased the largest gas licence in the region, PEL 445.

Bentley farmer Peter Nielsen said farmers were sick of the Nationals’ weak policies on CSG.

Mr Nielson said the purchase by AJ Lucas made it more likely that northern rivers communities would be facing the spectre of a gas drilling invasion if the Liberal/National government was returned to power.


All NSW Election 2015 Articles

More NSW Election 2015 news and articles

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


  1. Yes, the pre-emptive move by A. J Lucas indicates they’ve already got the green light to proceed if the LNP gets back in on 28 March. Number every box and make sure you put the traitorous Nationals last.

  2. Perhaps its time for the Nationals to go back to basics and be the representatives for rural electorates in Syndey’s metro centric parliament rather than the other way round, as they’ve done for the last 30 years. Rip up the agreement with the Liberals and go back to being a genuine coalition of two robust independent political entities where, after every election, the Liberals have to negotiate for the Nationals’ support and the Nationals represent us. Right now it is as plain as the nose on your face the Nationals are completely powerless, what politician would defy his/her electorate’s clear preference risking political oblivion unless they had no choice.

  3. What the ? You are publishing things about Cow shit and CSG, also i read your article on the Amazon and lack of water, yet the biggest Enviromental polluter IS THE BEEF Industry, please WATCH cowspiracy the documentary, and check the latest U.N statistics…. YET you are not publishing any of this information, and sorry please don’t say you did not know how much water and land it takes to produce cattle for global consumption, that ignorance left the wharf of your last fancy restaurant serving WHALE & DOLPHIN. No Cows are not endangered but create a lot more pollution upon the Planet then the other two species pre-mentioned…

  4. On Monday GREAT NEWS, Lib/Nats cancelled a licence in the far north. Check your maps people! It is the smallest in the region And on the edge. All the rest are renewed well into the future. Ballina to Kyogle – you have six more years and others to 2017 etc etc. We want a gas ban not a gas plan!!!


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Byron Bay beach party end in PINS and a charge for biting

Police say a woman has been charged and four Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) issued following a beach party in the Byron Bay area overnight.

Fundraising for koala signs for Bangalow

As the koala mating season has started, Bangalow Koalas has set up fundraising to create incorporate more koala road signs. Bangalow Koalas, who keep a watch...

Nuclear Submarines – just a foot in the door

In the next few months we will hear a lot about how superior nuclear-powered submarines are. Vice Admiral Mike Noonan is even claiming superior stealth characteristics – which is simply not true. Yes, they tend to be faster. This is great if you want to go thousands of kilometres in a matter of days. But they are also much more expensive.

Compost back on Lismore’s gardening menu

Lismore City Council says that their BIOCycle Compost is again on sale from the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre and Nimbin Transfer Station, after a two-year break.