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Swivel by name, drivel by nature

The lack of authenticity of Byron Councillor, Mark Swivel, does not come as a surprise from this side of...

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Who’s extinct now?

The Nationals MP for Clarence, Mr Gulaptis, is soon to retire and I can hear the koalas clapping. As...

TELSTRA – The end of the line?

I live in a valley that was ravaged by flood last year. Telegraph poles were swept out of the...

Swivel flop-flop

Not sure what Cr Swivel is doing. But while he appears to be providing support for both sides of...

60 farmers blockaded Santos trucks and oppose CSG

More than 60 farmers blockaded Santos trucks on Saturday and police were called to a state forest near Gunnedah amid disputes over potential water extraction and fracking.

Oil spill on M1 near Byron, traffic backed up to Brunswick Heads exit

An accident on the M1 has brought southbound traffic to a standstill from the Brunswick Heads exit at Gulgan Road and Tweed Street.

Capitalism

Warren Kennedy wrote an excellent letter last week (28 January) pointing out the deficiencies of capitalism as it exists...

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Militaries’ emissions could be bigger than all aviation and shipping combined

The respected international science journal Nature has called on the world’s defence forces to decarbonise, estimating that together military emissions produce up to 2.2billion tonnes of CO2 equivalent a year.

Role for carbon capture beyond clean coal

Since the February blackouts in South Australia, the Australian government has increased its interest in carbon dioxide capture and storage. However, in Australia and elsewhere, it is closely associated to so-called ‘clean coal’ technologies.

Everything changes but nothing changes

Andrew Crockett, Burringbar. I wake up in a sleepy northern NSW hamlet, the birds are chirping as the winter mist fills the valley, the sun is rising to another beautiful day.

Land values rise

Your cover story on 25 January claims that land valuation rises could herald increases in Council rates. This is potentially misleading. A council’s total...

Go Thistles!

Lismore Thistles Soccer Club has launched the Thistles Acceleration Program, in the process becoming the city’s only player development academy. 

Pothole protest gets immediate results

Psst: want to get Council staff to do something about the appalling state of roads in your neighbourhood? Organise a protest outside Mullum’s Council Chambers! By...

What’s Love Got to Do with It?

Art imitates life in What’s Love Got to Do with It? a 2022 British romantic comedy-drama film directed by Shekhar Kapur, from a screenplay by Jemima Khan.  The precis reads: ‘Set between London and Lahore, a filmmaker documents her childhood friend and neighbour’s arranged marriage to a bride from Pakistan.’