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April 15, 2021

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Sally Flannery discovers dark side of ‘Lovemore’

Since declaring her interest in running for Lismore Council, local woman Sally Flannery has been subjected to sustained attacks, both online and upon her property.

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Lilac house bound by red tape

Mullumbimby resident Nicole Haberecht is facing a $3,000 fine and the prospect of repainting her house after Council made a demand that she change the colour after it was painted a shade of lilac.

Byron and Ballina secure funds from Coastal and Estuary Grants

A coastal hazard assessment study and a coastal management program will be funded as the NSW Government announces over $100,000 for Byron and Ballina Shire Councils under the 2020-21 Coastal and Estuary Grants Program.

New film celebrates getting back outside

'Free From Lockdown: Back Out in Nature' is a new short film in which a group of disabled and non-disabled performers from the Northern Rivers celebrate being in nature after COVID lockdown.

The importance of talking about ovaries

Brother and sister clothing designers Camilla Freeman-Topper and Marc Freeman are, were 11 and 13 respectively when their mother died of ovarian cancer.

Methane: the breakfast of champion trees

A research study lead by Southern Cross University scientists has discovered an unlikely microscopic ally in the battle to reduce the amount of methane gas in the atmosphere.

Holiday letting policy adopted by NSW govt

New state rules on short-term holiday lets (STHL) for NSW, announced late last week, won’t be introduced to the Byron Shire until as late as February next year, as the local housing crisis intensifies.

Last week’s Echonetdadly featured federal Labor MP Justine Elliot answering some questions about the latest legislation passed in Parliament.

It was disappointing that Justine did not discuss the Renewable Energy Target which was slashed when Labor voted with the coalition.

Sadly donations from the fossil fuel industry to both major parties  continue to dictate Australia’s future.

Along with the 20 per cent cut  to the RET, Labor joined the government’s call to burn native forest waste and call it renewable energy. What a disaster and what arrogant disdain for the environment.

The knock on effect of dismantling the RET will be continuing uncertainty for renewable energy investment.

Where is the media frenzy when it’s really needed to berate the government and opposition about the thousands of job losses and billions in investment opportunities on hold?

Do we have to wait until the rest of the world drags us  kicking and screaming into the reality of  climate change. What climate change?

We have the technology, creativity and resources to reduce pollution and sail towards a clean, sustainable future. Who doesn’t want that?

Trish Mann, Burringbar

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  1. Couldn’t agree more Trish
    You might want to add to the list of environmental destruction this State Government’s intent to commence sandmining in our National Parks under the guise of old mine site rehabilitation.


  2. I’ve heard a few questions asked on the abc but as you say…………. where’s the frenzy?
    This bunch of liberals are hopeless.


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