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October 1, 2022

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On Save the Koala Day conservationists all agree they disagree with the Minister for Environment

Ahead of today’s Save the Koala Day, NSW Minister for Environment James Griffin yesterday announced that private landholders are being supported to restore 200 hectares of koala habitat in the Northern Rivers.

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Lismore City Bowlo and all that jazz

What Lismore needs more of now is fun and joy and music and the Lismore Jazz Club’s popular monthly gigs are about to return to help make that happen.

Santos’ approval to drill for gas north of the Tiwi Islands invalid

In a landmark decision, the Federal Court of Australia has invalidated Santos’ approval to drill for gas in the sea north of the Tiwi Islands.

Woman dies in multi-vehicle crash near Lismore

A woman has died in a multi-vehicle crash south-west of Lismore yesterday.

Byron Music Society’s Big Sing

Byron Music Society presents ‘A German Requiem by Johannes Brahms’ (Ein Deutsches Requiem), recognised as one of the greatest...

Paul Brecht, Evans Head

Does Ballina Mayor Wright want the drumlines to stay and shark nets to come back?

What we humans must realise is that the ocean is the sea creatures’ habitat. Most surfers know and respect this.

The shark nets are devastating to all sea creatures, so I for one hope the nets never come back to Ballina Shire.

We swim and surf in the ocean knowing that sharks are out there – that’s the risk we take, and we must accept that.

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  1. Shark nets are practically useless in ‘protecting’ humans but as Killer Curtains very efficient in killing other marine life. The fact is that sharks can swim over the top of, underneath and around all shark nets which are only a few hundred metres in length and a few metres in depth. Of sharks snared in nets, more are trapped on the beachside of nets than are trapped on the open ocean side of nets which goes to prove that we swim with sharks all the time without even knowing it and the sharks mostly leave us alone to swim and surf. Leave sharks and marine life be, the ocean is their home and they have nowhere else to go. Humans entering the water know there is a very small risk of a shark interaction which is why we keep going to the beach. More risk of being killed on the road than at the beach but we don’t stop using the roads do we.


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