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May 17, 2021

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All fired up: former magistrate fumes at news of the world

How does one react to news of environmental vandalism, rampant domestic violence and mutilation of women without anger or distress?

Other News

Go straight to the source on the Future Water Project

Rous County Council has announced a series of information days to be held this month where the community can ‘drop in’ and find out more about the revised draft Future Water Project 2060.

A hands up poll

Helena Norberg-Hodge and John Page, Byron Bay Hands up everyone who wants another high-end tourist resort in Byron: a place...

Developers push swamp boundaries – will council push back?

It has once again been left to residents to raise serious issues in relation to a development application (DA) that is pushing to overdevelop at 6 Keats Street, Byron Bay at the expense of the environment, in particular the Cumbebin Swamp.

How to exercise more voting rights in council elections

Being a property owner in NSW isn’t just a financial advantage, it also means you have more rights to vote than non-property owners.

How much do you know about koalas?

How well do you know your koala facts? Test your knowledge at the June 2 Koala Hard Quiz in Mullumbimby.

Locals question placing homes in areas of inundation risk

It is where the community fought off Club Med and it is once again in the spotlight as the current owners, Elements, are seeking to have the zoning of the environmentally sensitive area in Bayshore Drive changed from tourism to residential

Deborah Lilly, Mullumbimby

‘We’ve looked and listened, and we’re stepping up’, says the honourable PM about super-cheap loans for farmers being his drought-relief plan.

Meanwhile, around Narrabri, Whitehaven Coal have used so much water to wash their coal that Maules Creek has run dry, the Namoi River has run dry, and ground water has run dry, according to the ABC 7.30 Report this week.

Furthermore they are buying up properties with water, catching surface water, and taking ground water from aquifers and trucking it to the Maules Creek coalmine, deviating from planning approvals.

Local farmers say ‘We can’t compete’ and ‘It’s taking agriculture out of the game… there are more expansions to come’.

Remember ScoMo holding up his laminated lump of coal in parliament (Feb 2017) announcing ‘This is coal, don’t be ’fraid, don’t be scared, it’s COAL’. Perhaps we should be very afraid.

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  1. Allan,Pelverata, Tasmania. The big problem we have in our country is our so called politicians….they are economist’s in suits pretending to be elected officials. The time is coming for REAL people to stand up for our people. There is nothing honourable about a politician that takes a lump of coal into our parliament. He has shown us all what a capatilist creep he really is…..!


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