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Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

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Is hydrogen part of a sustainable energy future?

There’s a lot to like about hydrogen. For starters, it’s abundant. Hydrogen can store excess renewable power. When liquified, it’s more energy intense than fossil alternatives. In a fuel cell, it can generate electricity. When it’s burned, the only by-product is water.

Byron Council to introduce car-free Sundays in the centre of town

Byron Council has taken a further step toward getting cars out of, and pedestrians into, the centre of Byron, by voting to introduce car-free Sundays.

Northern Star dimming under Murdoch shadow

As democracy advocates and journalists around the world did their best to acknowledge World Press Freedom Day on May 3, in regional Australia, The Northern Star was dimming.

Love flowers at the market

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Honouring midwives on their International day

Many of us have a midwife to thank for our safe arrival from the womb, these specialised 'catching' hands are a blessing to both mum and bub in hospitals and in the home.

Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

Peter Duke, Cumbalum

Re ‘10,000 soldiers’ [Echo Sept 4], there’s been many an empire and soldier. Like humanity though, they were all fragile in the end. Rome corroded from within. As for the Jews, they were looking for someone to conquer their Roman oppressors. Instead, Jesus came. He was prophesied many times, yet the self-serving didn’t recognise him. He served the oppressed. They brought all the sick to him and he healed them all.

Humble. Self-sacrificing. There’s no greater love (power of love, not love of power). There’s more to the story. Faith is of things unseen; all you’ve got to do is ask.

Re ‘Meeting Place’ letter last week, Delta (Arakwal) since mentioned Indigenous gathered at Uluru 2017. It appears the outcomes were overlooked by government and their voice not heard? You can read the most important political document in decades, ‘Uluru statement of the Heart’.


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