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February 28, 2021

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Dr Matt Landos, East Ballina There is the real news and then there is the fake news. The radio news announced...

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The lunatics have taken over the asylum…

The Zombies of the Climate ApoCOALpse have today swarmed around Queensland's Parliament House this morning to highlight impending climate chaos.

CWA getting their facts right on the Far North Coast

Members of the Far North Coast Group of the Country Women’s Association of New South Wales (CWA) gathered in Lismore on Saturday for their Group Facts Day.

A closer look at Byron Council’s fossil fuel investments

Is Byron Council putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to reducing carbon emissions?

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.

Coal scuttle

Alan Veacock, Cumbalum After some serious arm-twisting from the rest of the sane world, led by Joe Biden, the ‘marketing...

Music fest aims to be COVID-19 recovery event

Byron Bay could host a two-day, beachside music and arts festival in June this year, after an application to hold the event was lodged with Byron Council.

Barbara Nicholls, Goonengerry

Byron Council in conjunction with several other councils has taken a huge step backwards in the way recycling is done. It is an excellent idea to have a regional approach to recycling. Why then have the councils opted for restricted recycling as opposed to handling the Dirty Dozen? In the face of other countries not accepting our refuse this is Australians’ time to be innovative.

In April of last year Josh Frydenberg, the minister for Energy and Environment, told the Australian people that by the year 2025 or earlier all packaging in Australia will be recyclable or reusable.

As a community we need to spend our dollars wisely and send a message to the businesses that we frequent that we no longer wish to see items on shelves packaged in material that is not recyclable. Unfortunately for us that has become near to impossible now. Recycling is never going to be simple here given the volume of packaging that has just become only good enough for our red bins. What has happened to the processing plants that were accepting our Dirty Dozen items? All those items that are smaller than a credit card that were able to be recycled are now thrown away.

What is Byron Council going to do to make a positive change for our region, our country, and the world?

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