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January 21, 2022

Former Byron Mayor talks about the ‘Green challenge’

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Greens Mandy Nolan to hold community forum in support of nurses and paramedics

Locally and across the state nurses, and paramedics are struggling in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as they are being asked to do double shifts and manage effectively in health system that is struggling to cope. This has led to an increasing number of nurses and paramedics resigning.

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Eva Ramsey says she will be her own woman on Ballina Council

One of Ballina's new councillors in B Ward is independent Eva Ramsey, who was elected as part of Sharon Cadwallader's team and is joining council for the first time. So why now, and what does she stand for?

Daintree buyback sees more forest retained

Over the last two-and-a-half years the Mullumbimby based Rainforest 4 Foundation has had a mission to buy back parts of the Daintree Lowland Rainforest that were subdivided for sale in the 1980s. 

The Greens launch NurseKeeper for nurses and paramedics

The Greens have written to the Premier to ask him to immediately introduce ‘NurseKeeper’ to urgently introduce pandemic pay and bonuses for nurses and paramedics. 

No supply shortage at Byron Farmers Market!

While supermarket shelves around the country are running bare, there’s no shortage of fresh produce at our local farmers’...

Lismore to celebrate Australia Day with awards and Citizenship Ceremony

Many people will celebrate Australia Day next week and Lismore City Council has announced some of the nominees for this year’s Australia Day Awards.

Man dead after Lismore stabbing

NSW Police say a man has died, and two others have been injured, following a stabbing in Lismore overnight.

It’s not easy being green, it never has been, but we are proud of our long-term commitment to Greens values and to this community.

We face an uncertain future with climate change, social inequality and species extinction and our principled policies are more important than ever.

Byron Greens have served this community since 1993, on Council since 1995 and now have a renewed commitment to protect and support the Byron Shire community and environment for the future.

Byron is at a crucial point. The success of protecting this special place has also brought extreme pressure.

Local government is the most complex and relevant level of government. The Council and especially the mayoralty require experience and strong leadership.

Duncan Dey and his Greens team offer 26 years of elected experience and a revitalised commitment to protect the Shire.

Cate Coorey has served and shown her commitment.

Please see the Byron Greens website to fact check some of the misrepresentations that have sadly been part of this election.

Slogans and sledging are presented by some who have never even served on Council. Our record of service and delivery of outcomes are publicly available.

I urge all residents to think carefully about their vote. Our community needs experienced and principled leadership.

Vote Greens.

Jan Barham, Byron Greens convenor and former Mayor

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  1. It is quite easy being concrete about the colour of brick and tile, rising high to high-rise as that is easy money but being environmental in planting trees is something quite hard for Mankind as it is quite hard in being kind to the planet. It is easy to destroy this planet with pollution in dust and grime instead of planting a strong and moral community. What we need is a resistant community, a community with backbone, an environmental community that has its back to the red brick wall. It is quite easy to spread the foulness of Mankind and chop down trees for miles and pollute the waterways in ways that men or women have never thought of before like pouring paint don’t the gutters and not keeping good maintenance up of our sewers and spreading plastic containers as far as you please as that is the easy job. Every time there is a development there is an extra square mile of sewers to get rid of the brown human waste into out waterways.
    The hard job is being elected in council and sitting in council as a well-intentioned councillor for the ordinary average community and not for the shock-jock developer. That is the hard bit in not taking the easy money.
    Why is it that our good people who demand action not standing? I am thinking very hard about this vote. It is not easy.


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