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Emergency radio tower

An emergency radio tower is proposed for Teales Lookout, Koonyum Range. It is proposed by the telco authority via Catalyst...

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Hello I Must Be Going

Byron School of Art’s (BSA) Third Year students will be holding their graduate exhibition in the BSA gallery space...

Spanish tortilla obsession

Simon Haslam Ambrunah is a specialist Spanish takeaway in Byron that passionately upholds the foundational culinary tradition of tortillas –...

Climate change: It’s here, says Australia’s peak science orgs

Climate change is impacting Australia today and will further impact human lives. That’s the takeaway from the biennial State of the Climate report published by the nation’s leading scientific organisations, the CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology.

Editorial – Getting recovery right

The recognition of loss and damage at COP27 is a cause for celebration by those countries, especially developing countries, already experiencing the impacts of climate change.

Cinema: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

In the sequel to Marvel’s Black Panther, starring Chadwick Boseman, who played King T’Challa, the Black Panther and the...

The need to elaborate

While we certainly share the concerns of Christopher Wright (Echo 9 Nov, 2022), as long time anti-war, peace activists,...

What an outrageous scandal that already stressed-out refugees, living for years in limbo after been held in detention centres for years, have received letters telling them that they will not be able to stay here any longer and they have to find another country. Who is responsible for this terror and horror? Reminds me of RoboDebt terror against poor unemployed and other people. 

Did you see that the NSW government had to pull their koala killer bill back after Geoff Provest and even Fred Nile said that they will not support it, as Catherine Cusack did two years ago?

How dare we have to listen to taxpayer-paid politicians lying and telling us that Forestry Corporation of NSW is doing a good job in OUR forests. Why then did forestry copr.get fined more than half a million dollars in the last six months? And guess who is paying that bill on top of the $20M+ they cost the public annually? It sickens me that I’m so happy that Tasmania’s forest operating team will now finally advise the public where they will go and log next. Isn’t that amazing!? 2022 and we’re experiencing a climate catastrophe. Very encouraging to see the that Victoria’s Forestry Corporation got ordered by the Victorian Supreme Court to get out of most of their logging coupes, because they broke their own rules and didn’t leave enough trees for the survival of some animals.

Are we all aware that our government hands out over 20,000 dollars each minute of the day to the fossil fuel industry? Isn’t it time that we start taking these politicians, who throw taxpayers’ money to companies who are hardly paying any taxes, to the International Court of Justice (Den Haag) for crimes against humanity – stealing from and killing communities?

As science tell us, Australia is on the forefront of experiencing the impact of the climate catastrophe as we see it unfolding right now more and more. Which country in the world will take us in as environmental refugees after we’ve treated ours so inhumanely and threw so much money into the fossil fuel industries?

Chibo Mertineit, Nimbin


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