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Is polluting a lake in a national park to support new housing ok?

From Byron Bay to Evans Head to Casino the questions about how we deal with what is politely termed ‘effluent’, and how that may or may not destroy our local environment, demand real and urgent answers.

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Bulga Forest logging ‘suspended’

The NSW Forestry Corporation has changed the status of a contentious area of Bulga Forest from ‘active’ to ‘suspended’.

$15,000 fine and warnings over illegal logging in Kyogle Shire

Urbenville-based logging company Rojech Pty Ltd were fined $15,000 earlier this month over logging operations near the entrance to the Border Ranges National Park in Kyogle Shire.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: A fluid God

Why is the ultra-right targeting trans kids? Opportunistic neo-Nazis are using transphobia as their PR exercise. Like abortion, trans issues, and in particular issues around schools and the rights of trans kids, are emotionally charged. For those who have chosen bigotry and fear over acceptance and inclusion, polarised viewpoints create ignition points for hate and violence.

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NEFA welcomes the election of a new government

The North East Forest Alliance welcomes the election of the Minns Labor government with their promise to create a Great Koala National Park, and calls for a moratorium on logging within the park proposal until the promised assessment is complete.

Lucy Turnbull.
Lucy Turnbull.

In four decades Sydney will be transformed into three distinct but connected cities under a plan headed by Lucy Turnbull.

Public transport will allow people in the eastern, central and western cities to live within 30 minutes of work and services.

The three cities will each have improved transport connections and will be linked to each other through a “technology-focused plan”, NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance says.

It includes proposals for a potential train link to Parramatta from Kogarah, plans to link Norwest and Parramatta by train and potential light rail extensions across Sydney, Parramatta and Newcastle.

The three-city concept was first established by the Aboriginal people, who saw Sydney as a land of three regions – the salt water region of the eastern harbour city, the muddy water country around Parramatta and the clear water country around western Sydney.

This plan, a collaborative effort between the NSW government’s transport and planning departments and the independent Greater Sydney Commission, modernises the concept, Ms Turnbull said.


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  1. Now wait for the rail buffs to hold up the rail proposals for a this mega city as a model for our region with less than a twentieth of the population.

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