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The Northern NSW Local Health District says there was one new case of COVID-19 was reported for NNSWLHD to 8pm, November 25. This case is located in the Byron Local Government Area, a traveller from outside the region and e is not associated with the Aquarius Backpackers.

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Opponents of Regional Forest Agreements have been protesting outside ‘sham’ consultation sessions. Photo NCEC

A free workshop to discuss new laws that are accelerating deforestation across NSW and how communities can restore environmental protections will be held on Thursday, July 26, at Marvell Hall, located at 37 Marvell Street, Byron Bay from 7pm till 9pm.

Hosted by NSW Nature Conservation Council and local environmental groups, speakers include EDO NSW outreach director Jemilah Hallinan, NSW Nature Conservation Council (NCC) campaigns director Daisy Barham and NCC nature campaigner Shirley Hall.

‘New laws are accelerating deforestation and the destruction of wildlife habitat for koalas and many of the 1,000 species of plants and animals facing extinction in NSW,’ Barham said.

Habitat bulldozed

‘Under the new Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 and changes to other laws, 99 per cent of identified koala habitat on private land can be bulldozed, and eight million hectares of forest and bushland has no protection from deforestation. On the north coast, koala populations are in trouble, and yet Premier Berejiklian’s new laws will push the Australian icon further to the brink of extinction.’


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