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October 19, 2021

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Anti-DV umbrellas launched in Ballina

Rotary have partnered with NSW Police to design and distribute 150 umbrellas with a very clear message: 'Say NO to domestic violence'.

Stranded local artist shares stories from India

Vrinda Gleeson prepared for her new exhibition in a small London bedsit where she is living until she can return to her Northern Rivers home.

Natural Resources Commission using ‘propaganda’ to log koala feed trees sat NEFA

The North East Forest Alliance says that the assertion by the Natural Resources Commission report that logging of koala feed trees doesn’t have any impact on koalas is ‘dangerous propaganda’.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Mind Your Language

The other day someone called me a sheeple. I was offended. Not personally, but on behalf of sheep. It’s a term meant to denigrate my agency by suggesting I have herd stupidity. Sheep are incredible, and surprising beings. Before you start denigrating sheep, you should know they are emotionally complex animals who can self-medicate!

Covid Cassandra peers into the future

As the COVID lockdowns draw to a close, there are still people who profess themselves unwilling to vaccinate under any circumstances, and who object to bearing any consequences that may arise.

Privately owned, but still ‘sacred site’ – Nimbin church burns to the ground

Last night at around 9pm, St Patrick's Catholic Church in Nimbin burned to the ground.

Lyn Dickinson, Pottsville

We are privileged to have had a Greens councillor in the Tweed Shire for eight years, and in the last year to have had our first Greens female mayor. Katie Milne has consistently stood up for the community and the environment, and provided the checks and balances against inappropriate development.

Katie has a proven track record of being innovative and getting things done. She has no vested self-interest that has motivated her to be a councillor. Her only interest is in making our community, and the world, a better place for all.

The Tweed is set to have 12,000 more people at Cobaki, 10,000 at Kings Forest and 6,000 at Dunloe Park. It is Katie who will do everything in her power to minimise the impacts of such a large influx of new residents in order to avoid Gold Coast-style traffic chaos.

It is Katie who will always vote for what people value, not to be crammed in like sardines, with loss of privacy and our views over-shadowed by inappropriate man-made landscapes. It is Katie who votes for more parks and open space shaded by trees. It is Katie who honours the cultural rights of the Aboriginal community. It is Katie who stands up for protection of our threatened native species and the environment that make the Tweed special.

And it is Katie who instigated the Economic Development Strategy and who will continue to push for energy efficiency and renewable technology in order to combat the dangerous effects of climate change on our community.

To return our mayor and Greens councillor Katie Milne on September 10 is an insurance in the protection of Tweed’s unique lifestyle and natural assets into the future.

To make your vote for Katie effective, place a 1 in the box beside THE GREENS and preference 5 other candidates above the line.

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  1. I must agree with Lyn Dickinson of Pottsville, Katie Milne has been a force to be reckoned with in a Council predominantly made up of conservative, pro-overdevelopment councilors. Katie Milne has a proven track record in Council over 8 years of introducing many strategies to protect us from the Gold Coast style over development, sell offs to the big developers who feed the conservative side of Council and Katie’s unrepentant approach to protect and promote local industries, Eco tourism and our ever decreasing natural environment. On September 10, I also urge everyone to vote 1 Katie Milne and preference 5 other candidates above the line.


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