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Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

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Is hydrogen part of a sustainable energy future?

There’s a lot to like about hydrogen. For starters, it’s abundant. Hydrogen can store excess renewable power. When liquified, it’s more energy intense than fossil alternatives. In a fuel cell, it can generate electricity. When it’s burned, the only by-product is water.

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

Independent wants to be Byron’s new mayor

Independent Byron Shire Councillor Basil Cameron has announced his candidature for Mayor.

Search for a home

Jules Claydon, Ocean Shores I helped a friend move to a new rental property last week, relieved that a stressful...

Belongi Spit

John Lazarus, Byron Bay An update on proposed development of the Belongil Spit site, for the information particularly of those...

Northern Star dimming under Murdoch shadow

As democracy advocates and journalists around the world did their best to acknowledge World Press Freedom Day on May 3, in regional Australia, The Northern Star was dimming.

Your story in Echonetdaily today misses a lot.

In addition to the holdings you listed, News Corp also has a dominant interest in Australian Associated Press [AAP], via which much of our media gains their news stories.

In addition, News Corp ‘journalists’ [I use the term advisedly] have dominant and controlling positions on two of our less obvious, but strongly influential media organisations, the National Press Club board and the Canberra Press Gallery committee.

All of this, together with an aggressive attitude to news dissemination and to individuals who disagree with the News Corp ethic [such as it is], and an intimate, if not to say corporate, relationship with the prime minister and federal government ministers, means that the Australian news agenda is dominated by News Corp, which consequently also strongly influences the news presented by those media such as Fairfax and the ABC which like to think they are nominally independent.

 Max Willoughby, Murwillumbah


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