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What to do with no booze at your party

Eve Jeffery It’s almost human nature, certainly Australian nature, to celebrate with a drink. Nothing says wetting the baby’s head...

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Lismore Thistles sign Coach of the Year to lead Premier League team

Lismore Thistles have signed 2020 Northern NSW Coach of the Year, Chris Layland, to take charge of the men’s Premier League team for the upcoming 2021 season.

‘Angwirri’ greets the dawn upon Sydney icon

‘Angwirri’, meaning 'begin to talk', is the name of a sensational piece of Indigenous art that greeted the dawn on the sails of the Sydney Opera House this morning.

Fellow Second Peoples, the work of justice and reconciliation is ours

It’s not just up to Indigenous people to bear the load of communicating the truth of our history and seeking justice around this day.

Did Reflections hire police to shut down the drum circle?

Locals gathered at the regular drumming circle at Torakina Park in Brunswick Heads on January 3 were disappointed but not surprised when the police arrived.

Foolish guestimates

Louise Doran, Ocean Shores The article in The Echo titled A short history of our rail line debate is anything...

Lismore marks Invasion/Survival Day

Hundreds of First Nations people and supporters gathered at Lismore Environment Centre this morning to mark Invasion/Survival Day.

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Accusations fly between Adani and activists over yesterday’s protest

Accusations that Adani protestors and ‘anti-coal activists have thrown rocks and kicked the doors of cars and utes belonging to people working on our Carmichael Project’ by Adani Australia have been refuted by the group Frontline Action on Coal.

Activists disrupt Adani rail corridor construction as water licence is challenged

‘You can’t drink coal’ was the point made by activist and Adelaide Hills writer Ben Winch when he locked himself to a cattle grid on Stratford Road near Mt Coolon, stopping Adani's construction work for their rail corridor this morning.

Adani granted injunction against anti-Adani activist Ben Pennings

Adani has been granted an injunction today to stop activist Ben Pennings from certain actions and statements in relation to the Adani coal mine.

Adani launches legal proceedings as traditional owners evict Adani

As Adani launches legal action against activist Ben Pennings for his organisation of anti-Adani campaigning traditional owners of the mine's access to the site are restricting access to the mine site.

The Stop Adani convoy’s first birthday

It was recently the first anniversary of the Stop Adani convoy. A convoy that culminated in a 5,000-strong rally in front of the new parliament house on 5 May, 2019.

Queenslanders direct action against Adani coal mine contractors

Over 40 Queenslanders, many in their 60’s and 70’s, are currently taking peaceful direct action to disrupt contractor Hastings Deering who are about to begin assembly of driverless trucks for Adani's controversial coal mine.

The price of profit…

Diane Hart, Mullumbimby In the same week when German company Siemens has approved its deal with Adani, I have just finished reading the heartbreaking memoir by...

FKG targeted over connections to Adani rail line

Protestors have blocked access to the Mackay office of engineering company FKG to demand that they step back from plans to build the rail line for the Adani coal mine.

Claims that Adani will not cost taxpayers debunked by new report

Adani's claim that it did not need 'a cent of Australian tax-payers dollars' to fund the Carmichael coal mine has been undermined by a new report showing that it will receive billions in public money.

Adani continues to clear land illegally

Adani is once again being accused of illegal clearing of vegetation at the Adani Carmichael Coal Mine site in Queensland.

Hand-picked beans make the best brew for Bangalow Coffee

Story & photo Melissa Butters Andy and Michelle have been serving up great coffee at farmers markets for 18 years. Andy, an exploration geologist, and...

A lot to bang on about at golf clubs and bowlos

Gone are the days when services and sports clubs dished up a choice between a pie and chips, or bangers and mash. Food in clubs...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 27 January, 2021

Lemon Chicken is not only a Chinese takeaway favourite, it's also a great local five piece band who play songs that you forgot you loved. They like to pick and choose from the fine selection of great tunes we all grew up on.

Rail Trail or nothing!

Neil McKenzie, Bangalow David Lisle’s article A short history of our rail corridor debate summed up succinctly and accurately the compelling case for a rail trail,...