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Accusations of false dam claims in Cr Cadwallader’s mayoral campaign

Ballina Shire Council candidates against the idea of a new dam in Byron’s hinterland are accusing fellow candidate Sharon Cadwallader of false claims in her electoral campaign.

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Coal shame for Queensland and Australian

Local Whitsundays resident Paul Jukes took action this morning against the continued development of the Adani Carmichael Coal Mine.

Gladys just doesn’t get it? Bullshit.

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South East Canteen: just the good stuff

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COVID update: a new Byron case, Aquarius and Community Support Accommodation

The Northern NSW Local Health District says there was one new case of COVID-19 was reported for NNSWLHD to 8pm, November 25. This case is located in the Byron Local Government Area, a traveller from outside the region and e is not associated with the Aquarius Backpackers.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Crossing Over

I miss travelling. I miss the thrill of going somewhere new. The last few years feels like we’ve had no adventures. No interesting and foreign lands to explore.  It’s been all about staying at home. Thanks to Annastacia Palaszczuk, going to Queensland feels a bit like going overseas. I’ve had to cross the border for work a few times lately. 

Personal responsibility?

Every month I, and many like me, make a worrying trip to pathology to have my blood tested. I...

I have just finished reading Alexander von Humboldt’s biography. A celebrated German scientist known worldwide through his voluminous publications, he inspired Darwin’s travels and his Origin of the Species ,as well as the work of numerous significant naturalists and scientists who followed.

Witnessing the impacts of settlements and farming techniques in continents of the New World, as early as 1801 he warned that, ‘actions of humankind across the globe… could affect future generations’. He was the ‘first to explain the fundamental functions of the forest for the ecosystem and climate’.

Now, 220 years later, it seems that our federal government and their conservative voters continue to ignore the need to dramatically change our practices. They seem to believe that the world is primarily made for man to exploit and that much of nature’s ecosystems are expendable.

‘… and God said unto (Adam and Eve), “Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”’ Genesis 1.28.

With increasing impacts of extreme weather events in Australia and worldwide, we need to consider the huge social and economic costs of continued inaction. Better late than never!

Sue McLeod, Myocum


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  1. Alexander von Humboldt was one of the world’s greatest ever natural scientist / explorer/ geographers/thinker. His famous saying, “Everything is Connected” showed that he was a man, centuries ahead of his time, in recognising that nature was interdependent and needed nurturing – a pity that today’s so called leaders seemed to have forgotten the message. His visit to South America is legendary. There are many natural landmarks around the world that are named in his honour. In 2012 a German film ( based on the best selling book of the same name ) was made, ‘Die Vermessung der Welt’ ( German ) / ‘Measuring the World’ ( English ) which was a fictional film playing on parts of Alexander von Humboldt’s exploration of the world. The Humboldt Current which runs down the coast of South America owes its discovery to Alexander von Humboldt’s through his ‘measurements’. Even today the Alexander is not forgotten with The Humboldt Forum ( in Berlin ) a new museum, is housed within the newly rebuilt Berlin Palace.

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