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June 15, 2021

Ballina koala campaigners seek crowdfunding

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It’s World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and Dementia Australia is calling for all Australians to make themselves aware of the different forms elder abuse can take and to be alert to vulnerable Australians, including people who live with dementia. 

The ghost in the archives #7

On June 19 thirty years ago came the front-page news that Mullumbimby was to have a levee bank, a decision later reversed, obviously. Councillors made the decision without a public meeting beforehand.

Cartoon of the week – 8 June, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

Two WRHS rescue flights from Tabulam in one day

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (WRHS) say they travelled to Tabulam twice yesterday in separate incidents in the town.

Three men stabbed in Goonellabah

Police say a man has been charged and will face court, while three men remain in hospital following an alleged stabbing yesterday.

Virtually live music, imaginary shrooms, and happy koalas: welcome to the COVID Splendour

Well, the people behind Splendour in the Grass have finally done it. They’ve organised a music festival that won’t disturb a single koala, rare bird, or noise-sensitive neighbour living in or around the North Byron Parklands.

The Save Ballina Koala campaign has turned to crowdfunding in a last-ditch bid to save the north coast’s sole remaining intact colony of the marsupial.

The federal environment minister Greg Hunt has given conditional approval for the Pacific Highway duplication to carve through the Blackwall Ranges, which is home to more than 30 endangered native species and a colony of koalas believed to be the source population for the north coast.

Save Ballina Koalas spokesperson Jeff Johnson said the group needs funds to promote a number of short video clips highlighting the importance of this area and its nationally significant koala population,’ he said.

‘The money raised will be used to promote the videos via television, social media and YouTube. Any surplus funds will go to Friends of the Koala in Lismore who care for injured koalas and advocate for their protection,’ Mr Johnson added.

The ads will promote a campaign of writing and calling minister Hunt to get him to change his mind before construction begins.

Donations to Save Ballina’s Koalas are tax deductible and can be made via the group’s Planetfunder page.


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