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June 18, 2024


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When 12-year-old Bea moves into her grandmother Margaret’s apartment in New York, while her father waits for heart surgery in the same hospital where her mother died of cancer years earlier, she chafes against his playful antics, insisting she can handle the situation with maturity.

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Laura Tingle

To the Most Honourable Professor of Good Sense, David Lowe, I’ve just read your opinion in our beloved Byron...

Sunshine brings football back to the Northern Rivers

After weeks of relentless rain washing out every game, the sunny days of June have allowed local football to...

Affordable housing

I’m wondering how long before the temporary emergency disaster relief housing project on Prince Street, Mullumbimby becomes permanent, or...

Mullet fishers destroy dunes and native plants at Gawandii Beach, Shaws Bay

Locals and Tuckombil Landcare have expressed concerns over damage to the dunes at Gawandii Beach at Shaws Bay by fisher people who are accessing the beach for the mullet harvesting season. 

Housing waiting lists jump over 100 per cent for Northern Rivers

Crisis response needed from NSW state government as listings for priority housing increase over 100 per cent in multiple Northern Rivers regions.

What is the future of Lismore? Here are some ideas for what it could be

After the devastating floods of 2022 the future of Lismore was thrown up in the air and it was time to take a long hard look at what the future of the town would be. 

Living in a modern world I see on social media, etc. world melting, CO2 production associated topics.

So having recently installed a solar power generation system on the roof of my home , I started to think… what have I achieved in this endeavour?

The main thing to me,  is that I have reduced oxygen consumption by installing this power-generating system that feeds back to the grid, by utilising light instead of the combustion process.

Therefore saving oxygen, a gas that oxygen-dependent life requires on Earth, which is running about 20.9 per cent by volume now.

With this environmental saving comes an added way of lesser benefit in creation of $$$$$, this being via a sympathetic taxation system allowing for example, deductibility of, for example, insurance on homes that are power generators, land rates, maintenance of power generation plant, etc., also depreciation of power-generating plant on roof.

Last census I have been able to source, it states somewhere near 11,000,000 domestic dwellings in Australia, say at $4,000 taxation benefit each that’s a number. So when young people build a house then instal solar, that’s an increase without businesses incurring a cost – out of this number government gets income tax and GST benefit returned.

I am not saying don’t pay bills, but be eligible to claim the economic growth based on sunlight.

Allan Drury, Wardell

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