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Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

Other News

Rail trail

Peter Finch, East Lismore At last someone else has put their hand up to question the fluffery and misinformation surrounding...

Suffolk Park pump track for Cavanbah

Kathy Gleeson, Suffolk Park When I first heard of, and supported, the pump track at the Linda Vidler Park in Suffolk...

Ballina Shire Council meeting wrap-up

The last Ballina meeting was another bruising encounter for some councillors, though there were several unanimous decisions too.

Family Court scrapped

Despite overwhelming opposition from Australia’s family law specialists and advocates, the federal Liberal-Nationals government and cross benchers scrapped the Family Law Court and subsumed it into the circuit courts last week.

Magic mushrooms

David Gilet, Byron Bay As noted in David Heilpern’s article (24 February), with drugs, whether medicinal or recreational, dosage is a...

Byron’s new road: the good and not so

After more than 30 years of talk, debate, disagreements, tears and political gridlock, Byron Bay has a new road to divert traffic from the CBD to the southern end of town.

Sue Vader, Wilsons Creek

Anyone who missed Tom Ballard’s furious rant on his final Tonightly show against the Australian government’s scandalous inaction on climate change missed a riveting, relevant and particularly biting piece of political satire.

Since the ABC had axed his show I guess he felt he could just tell it like it is. Catch it on www.facebook.com/tonightly/videos/302385017215262/.

My initial reaction was a tearful mixture of rage and despair. But the only antidote to despair is action. So I joined hundreds of others at the ‘Rise against Climate Change’ rally in Tweed Heads last Saturday.

Inspiring speeches from Tweed Greens mayor Katie Milne and our amazing Greens state MP for Ballina, Tamara Smith re-inspired me with hope.

Justine Elliot was pretty good too – although she didn’t mention the threat of multiple new mega coal mines in the Galilee Basin: starting with Adani (or new proposed coal mines for NSW that would cover an even larger area!)

The rally was a small part of a global movement demanding politicians to knuckle down and do the hard yards of tackling this looming global catastrophe – right now! For a start, we need to combat major Australian parties’ addiction to huge donations from coal and CSG mining companies.

Do we want the best government that money can buy? Of course not: Australia needs the best government that money can’t buy!


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