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Locals gathering to object to burning forests, plastic, foils, and tyres for energy at Condong sugar mill

A public protest is taking place this Friday meet near the Condong sugar mill, north of Murwillumbah, at the big fig tree on Tweed Valley Way on Friday, 22 October at 10am to object to the burning of trees and ‘forest waste’ by Cape Byron Power to generate electricity at the Condong sugar mill.

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Corruption, neither noble, nor unavoidable, nor the fault of the ICAC – the NSW premier messed up! Our premier has...

Cultural heritage report goes public

A redacted copy of the 2013 Ainsworth Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment document has been made publicly available on the Rous County Council website, clarifying the extensive Widjabul-Wiabul connections with the land which would have been inundated by the Dunoon Dam.

Fence sitter

Fence sitters, when given a tickle, will generally tumble off on the side of self-interest. So it’s interesting to...

XR plans two weeks of ‘Reclaim our Future’ protests

Extinction Rebellion Lismore is part of the Northern Rivers push to highlight the issue of climate change and a march and candlelit vigil last night was the start to a fortnight of ‘Reclaim Our Future’ protests.

Poor Mandy

Poor Mandy indeed (Letters, 29 September). Glenn, it sounds to me like you’re trying to put Mandy IN her...

One new COVID case in Lismore and Local Health District venues of concerns

Northern NSW Local Health District says there has been one new case of COVID-19 reported for the are to 8pm 17 October.

Chibo Mertineit, Lillian Rock

We are the only country which had a politician bring coal into parliament and try to fool us about ‘clean coal’, South Australia is getting the biggest battery on the planet. Pushing the Adani project against all better knowledge makes you wonder what is the connection between them. The police, not only in this state, are fighting the war on drugs harder then ever. Remember police with a sniffer dog hanging out on the way to school in Mullumbimby and using a saliva test which looks for minute traces of cannabis and not impairment or cocaine?

But to take the urgently needed medicine (cannabis tincture)away from sick people and then take them to court is just criminal or are our politicians protecting Big Pharmacy? There are less than 30 doctors able to prescribe cannabis on the whole continent. So on the 19th of July Deb Lynch, the Secretary of the Medical Cannabis Users Association of Australia (MCUA), an outspoken patient advocate and a sick person will have her day in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court for possession and manufacture.

Please consider coming to the corner of James and George St in Beenleigh to stop the madness and support her from 8.30 am. Didn’t the United Nation (UN) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) just 11 days ago call for the decriminalisation of drugs worldwide? Stop the waste of time, resources and money and learn from Portugal.

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