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#BigBadBiomass – protesters reject burning trees for energy

North East Forest Alliance (NEFA) and the NSW Forest Defenders have thrown their support behind the protests against the burning of Biomass to generate electricity across Australia ahead of the Glasgow Climate Change Conference (COP) 26.

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Truth

The truth doesn’t mind being questioned. A lie does. Margot Hays, Bangalow

Blowhard alert

We have endured drought, bushfires, flooding and COVID. However, Australia must brace itself for something even worse. Something that...

One million homes to provide affordable housing say The Greens

Local Greens candidate Mandy Nolan is looking to wrest the federal seat of Richmond from Labor to claim the balance of power in the next Federal government. To do it she needs a five per cent swing.

International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day 2021

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day is an annual day of remembrance for the families of lost babies and is observed on October 15.

Comment: Court rejects challenges to vax laws

More than a million people tuned into the live stream of  Kassam v Hazzard; Henry v Hazzard via the NSW Supreme Court’s YouTube channel over the past couple of weeks, many hoping for a judgment which invalidates public health orders which mandate vaccines for certain industries, such as healthcare, aged care and construction.

Iona Herbs

Pam Morrow from Iona Herbs is a one-woman-show. She has spent her whole life growing herbs and produce on...

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How Murdoch and the miners screwed us yet again

Let’s get a few numbers straight first: this was not a landslide or a blowout and the people of Australia did not fall in line behind the grinning salesman Scott Morrison...

Thus Spake Mungo: Is Bill Shorten the new Bill Hayden?

At last the fateful day is looming – the interminable campaign for the five by elections no-one wanted (except, of course, the media) is finally coming to a climax. Or, in the case of at least two of them, an anti-climax.

Shorten tours Murwillumbah to assess flood impacts

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten yesterday visited businesses in Murwillumbah to hear about recovery efforts a year on from the devastating floods which impacted heavily on Tweed, Byron and Lismore shires.

Thus Spake Mungo: Batman win should hearten Shorten

So far so good. To the surprise of many – including, one suspects, Bill Shorten himself – the Batman by-election is done and dusted and it appeared that the confected furore over the great dividend imputation refund had little, if anything, to do with it.

Will Shorten stop Adani?

You would have missed it, if you were relying on mainstream media, but Labor leader Bill Shorten did actually mention clean energy and climate policies in his scene-setting speech for 2018, which may well turn out to be an election year.

Lismore’s Lilly puts Shorten to the sausage test

After Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's disastrous refusal of a sausage sandwich during his recent visit to flood-ravaged Lismore, the question on everyone's lips yesterday was: Will Bill Shorten eat his snag?

Thus Spake Mungo: Tony Abbott’s vanity project

For most of the time, it hadn’t been a bad week for Malcolm Turnbull. For starters, it was a non-sitting week, which meant that he didn’t have to spend much public time with the bumblers, urgers and saboteurs sitting around him on the government benches.

Shorten visits Kingscliff, Cudgen, laden with promises

Opposition leader Bill Shorten took to Cudgen Headland yesterday to promise a new federal learn-to-swim plan for children… and there was not a pair of budgie smugglers in sight.

Thus Spake Mungo: It’s time

Mungo: The grim reality of the polling only confirms that it is time, time and half, perhaps even double time for Bill Shorten to decide just what he is to do about Dyson Heydon’s Royal Commission into the unions and in particular his own involvement.

Local Labor MP stands by Shorten

Richmond Labor MP Justine Elliot describes former prime minister Tony Abbott's replacement, ‘Malcolm Turnbull, as 'just another out-of-touch, arrogant leader with a chaotic, dysfunctional and divided government.'

Call to reject Evans Head Iron Gates DA over failure to recognise Indigenous heritage

Evans Head locals call for rejection of Iron Gates DA and recognition of the national significance of the site and its incorporation into the Broadwater National Park.

Chainsaw accident Ewingsdale

A 44-year-old arborist suffered a serious lower leg injury following a chainsaw accident at a Ewingsdale property yesterday.

New COVID cases in Ballina and Clarence Valley

Two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported for Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) in the 24 hours to 8pm 19 October.

Northern Rivers Mud Trail this weekend

Local ceramic artists will be opening their studios across the Byron, Ballina and Tweed Shires over the weekend, as part of the Northern Rivers Mud Trail.