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Vote Green for statewide CSG ban

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Vale Aunty Dulcie Nicholls 21.19.29 – 19.09.21

There is deep sadness in the community at the passing of Arakwal elder and matriarch, Dulcie Joan Nicholls, nee Kay, who was a proud Bundjalung woman born on Country at Tallow Creek, Byron Bay, October 21, 1929.

Reece Byrnes re-elected as Tweed Deputy Mayor

With many many local councils are juggling the elections timetable owing to COVID-19 restrictions, and last night the Tweed Shire elected their Deputy Mayor.

New cases of COVID-19 below 1,000 for the first time in 25 days

In what is now a general press conference, the Premier spoke to media at 11am this morning about the pandemic and other business.

Planning staff back Wilsons Creek DA, residents’ concerns downplayed

Residents living near a proposed 15-lot housing development in Wilsons Creek say it will negatively impact a precious wildlife corridor on the site, exacerbate traffic safety problems on the surrounding roads, and damage the peaceful character of their quiet enclave.

Last week, major mining firm AJ Lucas moved to buy coal seam gas licences in the northern rivers and other parts of NSW for $2.5 million.

This gas licence covers Lismore, Clunes, Bexhill, Nimbin and the drinking water catchment for Byron and Ballina Shires.

It’s an ominous sign for our community. This company is making an investment decision to buy gas licences because they know that after the state election, the Liberals and Nationals intend to roll out coal seam gas.

We are facing a crossroads on March 28. Vote Green if you want a statewide ban on CSG mining to protect our land and water.

Tamara Smith, Greens candidate for Ballina

 


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