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Byron Wildlife Hospital’s DA up for public comment

A development application for the mobile Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is now before the public.

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Green Spine parking

Ian Kingston, Mullumbimby I am concerned at the apparent loss of parking spaces proposed in the centre of Mullum under...

PM forced

Narelle Rendalls, Ballina With reference to the recent serious sexual assault allegations in Canberra, our Prime Minister has a lot to...

Byron Wildlife Hospital’s DA up for public comment

A development application for the mobile Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is now before the public.

Cartoon of the week – 3 March, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

Taxpayers paying through the nose for the destruction of Casino to Murwillumbah train line

Louise Doran, Ocean Shores  On 14 January, 2015 The Echo comment ‘Railroaded’ quoted Don Page’s (Nationals then MP for Ballina) 2004...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Dear Brittany

We watched you. We watched you break the silence. We heard the truth shatter like a glass hitting the tiles.

Stories about "Adani mine":

Adani or Bravus – actions speak louder than words as protester locks on

Work was stopped at the Adani rail construction site near Belyando, Queensland this morning as a Magnetic Island resident locked onto equipment.

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 clears final hurdle as the climate crisis accelerates

Adani Carmichael coal mine has received approval for the Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems Management Plan (GDEMP), the final hurdle to the mine beginning its operations in Queensland.

Did environment minister strong arm CSIRO over Adani approvals?

Calls for the resignation of environment minister Melissa Price and the revoking of the Adani Carmichael coalminers groundwater approval are increasing. This follows the...

Grey power! Grandparents shut down LNP HQ over Adani water deal

A group of older citizens are blockading the Queensland headquarters of the Liberal National Party LNP today to protest the granting of water rights for the Adani coal mine by the Federal Government.

Coal transport halted in protest against Adani

Adani has declared that it is ready to start work on the proposed mine once given the go-ahead, but protestors are keeping up the fight against the mine.

It’s the planet, stupid!

Lee Pearce, Dunoon. The election mantra of US president Bill Clinton that ‘It’s the economy, stupid!’ might be about to be turned on its head. The...

Local Greens hero tells Shorten to ‘seize the moment’ on Adani

Former north-coast based MP Ian Cohen is calling on locals to write letters to federal Labor leader Bill Shorten urging his party to strongly oppose the controversial Adani coal mine project.

Tweed Council staff’s delegated powers debated

The question of what staff and councillors get to decide in relation to development applications was raised by Tweed Councillor Ron Cooper at the last Tweed Shire Council meeting.

Supporting independent news or making fat cats fatter?

The recent skirmish between Facebook and the government is hard to miss, even if you rely on Facebook for your news. But what does it all mean?

Koala groups lobby Tweed MP Geoff Provest for action

Local koala groups have been taking action to protect NSW koalas by meeting with Tweed State Member of Parliament, Geoff Provest seeking his support for action on koala protections and asking him not to support the koala killing legislation his government are putting forward.

Leadership lost

Paul Leitch, Ewingsdale Thanks to Hans Lovejoy for commenting on the proposed Ewingsdale Development (24 February). It is worthwhile noting that with the absence of clear...