Local koala groups have been taking action to protect NSW koalas by meeting with Tweed State Member of Parliament, Geoff Provest seeking his support for action on koala protections and asking him not to support the koala killing legislation his government are putting forward.
Five years ago, a teeny weeny village tucked in the hills north of Lismore became the birthplace of an army who won the war of the northern rivers.
The fight to save the land and water from the CSG Daemon came full circle on Saturday when the Keerrong Gas Squad hosted a CSG Free celebration event at the Keerrong Hall, the birthplace of thousands of yellow triangle signs and the fire in the Bentley belly.
Celebrating were folk from battles including Glenugie, Doubtful Creek and other war zones in the fracking fiasco. Many of the usual suspects were there including anti gas warrior Ian Gaillard, a bevy of Knitting Nannas (almost unrecognisable in their yellow-less civvies), artivist Luke Vassella who gave what might be the last rendition of Gently Bentley, and two of the incredible Keerrong Gas Squad founding members Judi Emmett and Vicki Gaillard.
The paddock around the hall was dotted with the who’s who and the old and new in what all hoped was a party to mark the end all mining destruction in the Northern Rivers.
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With the High Court deciding to allow the postal plebiscite on marriage equality to go ahead, supporters in Byron Bay and Ballina are girding their loins for a final campaign ahead of the mail-out, which is scheduled to take place on September 12.
It was barely minutes after the SA Liberals – led by Steven Marshall – were declared winners that the federal Coalition began crowing that this was good news for Malcolm Turnbull’s signature policy, the National Energy Guarantee.t
Kingscliff property developer Gales Holgins is seeking to increase truck movements by bringing in fill from the M1 road works rather than using fill from the development site. But Kingscliff Ratepayers and Progress Association say that the impact on residents and business is too high a cost to pay.