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March 8, 2021

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Seapeace: the late Tony Maxwell’s wetland legacy

Many curious minds have pondered the purpose of the rice paddy-like waterbodies that scallop the contour lines out into the Ewingsdale coastal plain that can be viewed from St Helena Road.

Other News

Nurses call for an improved aged care sector

A ‘walk with nurses’ was held in Mullum last Friday, and aimed to highlight the concern aged care nurses have around fee structures, safety issues and staff training in order to properly care for our elderly.

FB censorship

Dean Jefferys, Mullumbimby I feel concerned about the level of censorship on FB, Instagram, YouTube, MSM, local online groups and elsewhere...

So you think you’d like to run for Council?

Residents considering running for Tweed Council can attend briefing sessions to find out about being a councillor ahead of local government elections.

Ballina Shire Council meeting wrap-up

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

Question for Bob Carr

Simon Alderton, Murwillumbah I hope Kerry O’Brien asks Bob Carr (in their ‘conversations’ at Byron Theatre on Friday, 5 March) if...

Lifting the lid on plans to build a retirement village in Ewingsdale

The letter sent to the residents of Ewingsdale last year by holiday park owner Ingenia seemed fairly innocuous at first glance...

Sue Arnold, Brunswick Heads

The push for Big Australia, with its concerns about immigration numbers, should be focused on the lack of adequate infrastructure, instead they demonstrate an astonishing lack of logic. A lack destined to create more environmental damage by turning the east coast of Australia into a concrete jungle.

We live on an ancient continent with the highest rate of mammal extinction in the world. Our rivers are polluted, water is being sucked out by irrigators and the cotton industry leaving wildlife to die.

Platypus populations have dropped by 30 per cent. Koalas are facing extinction as their habitat is bulldozed to make way for urbanisation to accommodate the ever-increasing population.

Politicians place no value on wildlife or healthy ecosystems that sustain life. So any balance sheet is a poor reflection of the true cost of this massive unsustainable increase in people.

The recent publication of the Living Planet report says we are the last generation that can save nature.

Australia has a limited ecological carrying capacity. It is a tragedy that the Greens, who claim to be a voice for the environment, are dedicated to increasing the exponential rate of extinction by advocating for major increases in migration. Madness reigns.

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  1. Good reading: The Naked Ape by Desmond Morris pub 1967

    The Population Bomb by Paul R Ehrlich pub 1969

    The Human Zoo by Desmond Morris pub 1969

    Over population….the real cause of Climate Change ?


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Caravan park to pay $2.3mil plus to consumers

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Government modelling fails to reflect women’s interrupted careers

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Ballina cleans up!

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Lismore future councillor information sessions

With the delayed Local Government elections being held in September, several councils, including Lismore City Council, are holding information sessions for community members who are thinking about running for Council.