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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.

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Editorial – #ChooseToChallenge the patriarchy

It is easy to think we have almost achieved equality for men and women in a country like Australia – just as long as you don’t think too hard about it.

Rape, the law, and naming the man responsible

David Heilpern tackles key questions relating to the allegation of rape by a cabinet minister.

Democracy

Jo Faith, Newtown Thank you all at The Echo for upholding independent journalism. For readers and activists concerned about the demise...

Ballina cleans up!

Clean Up Australia Day was a great success in Ballina, with the beach clean up event organised by Ballina Coastcare yesterday attracting twenty volunteers.

Police operation Billinudgel Nature Reserve

Gary Opit, Brunswick Heads On 22 February residents on Jones Road noticed a major police operation with officers from eight police...

Tweed Council staff’s delegated powers debated

The question of what staff and councillors get to decide in relation to development applications was raised by Tweed Councillor Ron Cooper at the last Tweed Shire Council meeting.

Drought conditions have seen farmers struggling to feed their animals over the last few months. File photo

‘Climate change is here,’ independent NSW MP Jeremy Buckingham has warned.

‘The current record-breaking heatwave is a preview of more frequent and more extreme temperatures expected due to climate change and a wake up call for urgent action. It is melting our roads and buckling train tracks, changing our weather patterns and putting pressure on nature and agriculture. The increase in heatwaves alone will literally kill more of us.’

Buckingham has said that the heatwave and other extreme weather events are sending a clear message that we need urgently mobilise for climate action.

‘The coming years are critical in the fight to protect the people we love and our planet from dangerous climate change,’ he said.

Climate and energy policy will be at the top of the NSW state election agenda, including in many regional seats where farmers are seeing first-hand the impacts of climate change on the land and are frustrated the Nationals have failed to do something about it. 

The next NSW government can either fiddle while the climate heats beyond our control, or they can transform our community, economy and natural world by phasing out coal and powering our world by 100 per cent renewable energy.

This transformation will bring with it great opportunities for new jobs and innovative technologies across the state. Australia can transition away from being a quarry and lead the way on renewable innovation, exporting our science, know-how and clean solar power to the world.’


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