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Growing number of dogs

Thanks to Alison Drover for her informative article in last week’s Echo regarding the growing number of dogs in...

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COVID update – Aquarius, Lismore sewage fragments and the South African variant

The Northern NSW Local Health District says there have been no new cases of COVID-19 reported in the 24 hours to 8pm 28 November, but, they are urging residents in the Lismore area to be alert for COVID-19 symptoms.

Funding for Rural Landholder projects in 2022

The closing date for applications to join the Rural Landholder Initiative project is looming and rural property owners are...

Entertainment in the Byron shire for the week beginning 1 December, 2021

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Vote for community

From 2007 to 2020, I lived in Byron Bay. I worked as a community-based coastal and marine researcher and...

Dogs need control

I agree with Alison Drover’s recent article and her final line ‘wildlife needs more love, and our dog owners...

Lismore Residents Action Group say ‘no’ to Increased flight training

The Lismore Residents Action Group say they do not object to the future development of the airport, they say they are specifically concerned about the considerable increase in aircraft noise caused by flight training.

We have endured drought, bushfires, flooding and COVID. However, Australia must brace itself for something even worse. Something that will swamp Australia and will also reverberate around the world. We are about to be hit with the heaviest deposit of BS that we have ever seen.

‘Scotty the announcer’ will be unloading his climate change response for COP26 meeting in Glasgow. We can expect an announcement of ‘technology not taxes’, ‘beating not meeting’, ‘wind doesn’t blow, sun doesn’t shine’, ‘hoping to achieve’, ‘businesses investing’, ‘States leading the way’, ‘gas essential for transition’, ‘coal still has a role’, ‘carbon capture and storage’ etc, etc. In other words ‘blah, blah, blah’ as Greta has described it.

Anything remotely positive such as ‘green hydrogen, green steel, offshore wind’ will be aspirational with no intention of commitment.

It will be an announcement of epic proportions, one worthy of the man who does nothing, is accountable for nothing, has more spin than a ‘whirling Dervish’ and wants your vote at the upcoming election so that he can keep his snout in the trough at our expense.

Australians have to decide if they want to be mushrooms for another three years and soak up his BS or do the right thing and vote him out. Easy choice for me.

Gwyn Hooper, Uki

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  1. Gwyn how is your hydrocarbon free life
    treating you ? sold that car yet ? Ditched
    the phone the computer ? Consuming
    your food with chop sticks ? i assume you
    have a roof over your head ? The cloths your are wearing all made directly or indirectly
    by hydrocarbons… have gas at home ?
    Gas bottle made from steel all hydrocarbons
    people talk the talk … drunk on the narrative
    regarding Net Zero… but have no how detrimental it will be to the world over especially emerging nations.. Green Hydrogen? 5 times more flammable as fuel
    wont make it off the ground ..! Green Steel ?
    you mean once it is painted Green Please !
    Wind farms do you know how much hydrocarbon energies are required to make
    Wind farms Gwyn ? or how many bird species die as a result of wind farms ?
    Bob Brown the Greens Guru you know the man “do as i say not as i do ” absolutely
    for renewables yet PROTESTED against
    a wind farm that was going to be close to his Property… !! just as Greta said ..blah , blah ,
    Blah …. incidentally Gwyn ask keith how his hydrocarbon free life treating him .. ? Most
    Of the Greens party disciples follow the leader.. !!,


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