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5MW solar farm funding under question

A 5MW solar farm proposed for Myocum, located near the Byron Resource Recovery Centre, poses a ‘high degree of risk’, and could jeopardise funding for other large Council infrastructure projects, according to a staff report, to be tabled at this Thursday’s meeting.

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Follow the buck$

JK Mckenna, Burringbar Give Fast Buck$ his own column in the paper. Let him speak. Let him be heard. Let’s also...

Will the Shenhua Watermark coal mine be cancelled?

News is trickling through unofficial channels about the possibility of a Berejiklian government plan to buy out the remaining licence from the Shenhua Watermark coal mine project at Breeze in the state's west.

No accountability for proven police misconduct

On Australia Day in 1998, I was the legal observer for the ‘Nude Ain’t Rude’ rally at Belongil Beach.

Rise and shine!

Early morning starts are not a usual routine for chefs at the Ballina RSL Club. March was an exception when Chef Halie Welsh rallied some staff and friends together to take part in Ian Thorpe’s Laps For Life charity. A team of ten hit the Ballina Pool at 7am every day during March to raise funds For ReachOut’s Laps For Life challenge. 

Poor Council drains

Kate Anderson, Mullumbimby In response to and support of Kerry Gray’s and Robin Gracie’s letters Echo 31 March). The McGoughans Lane...

Suffolk Park Pump Track

We the ‘Engaged Neighbours’, on behalf of the Suffolk Park pump track’s affected neighbours and 300–400 petitioners and letter writers, request Council NOT to continue to bulldoze the large fenced in section of Linda Vidler Parkland adjacent to Baz and Shaz’s shop, close to the houses on three sides.

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Moratorium on CSG passes NSW Upper House

Labor, the Greens, the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party and the Animal Justice Party joined together with independent MLC Justin Field to pass the Coal Seam Gas Moratorium Bill last night in the NSW Upper House. The challenge now is to get support for it in the Lower House.

AJP calls for horse racing royal commission while pokie profits rise

‘America has a gun problem, Australia has a gambling problem,’ says former Animal Justice Party candidate for Ballina and Northern Rivers based animal rights advocate Cathy Blasonato.

Hurst MP says Berejiklian Government’s decision condones animal cruelty

Animals activists are standing fast in the fight for equal rights for all earthlings and that often means going against main stream by protesting and protecting the voiceless.

Blasonato wants us to vote for animals

A tireless animal welfare and rights advocate, Cathy Blasonato has been announced as the Animal Justice Party (AJP) candidate for Ballina.

Lismore animal lovers unite against greyhound industry

Northern rivers animal lovers will take part in a nationwide protest on Sunday in a bid to shut down the controversial greyhound racing industry.

Animal Justice Party brings home the bacon

The results are in for the final seat in the NSW upper house, and just about everyone is breathing a sigh of relief. Here’s why.

Animal Justice Party drops Ballina candidate

The Animal Justice Party’s candidate for the seat of Ballina, Angela Pollard, has been told that her services are no longer required. Ms Pollard told Echonetdaily that the party has ‘decided to shift its resources to Lismore.'

Angela Pollard, Ballina candidate for the Animal Justice Party

After years of frustration and distress at seeing animals being failed by our laws and our politicians, I joined the newly-formed Animal Justice Party because of its focus on animal wellbeing and policies that seek to make a change for the better for all animals.

Tony Barry, Ben Chifley and FD’s Four Freedoms

Local actor-vist, Tony Barry, has taken on a lot since he moved to the Northern Rivers, and though cancer took one of his legs, Tony still manages to put in the hard yards for social, environmental and human rights causes.

Government bullying and hidden agendas

Frank Ball, Tweed Heads The treatment of Christine Holgate while CEO of Australia Post is nothing short of scandalous. Not only is it a prime example...

A coast in need of management

It appears that the long-suffering management of perhaps the region’s most precious resource and attraction, Byron Shire’s beaches and estuaries, are not a high priority for Sydney-based bureaucrats and the Liberal-Nationals government.

Holiday lets

David Wallace, Suffolk Park The following query was recently sent to NSW Planning Minister Mr Rob Stokes: On Friday, 9 April, 2021, the DPIE (Department of Planning,...