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Ballina’s Citizen of the Year announcement to be livestreamed

As COVID 19 continues to make life complicated for people on the Northern Rivers and beyond, Ballina Shire Council has decided to livestream its Australia Day event, including the Citizen of the Year announcement, from 9am on Wednesday.

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Holy Joe: premium cold-drip coffee and medicinal mushrooms

After a long addiction to regular espresso and an urge to try something new, lifelong tinkerer James Bullock hammered...

Israel and Palestine

As an apologist for Israel, Michael Burd (Letters, 12 January) conveniently ignores the harsh truth of Israel’s brutal oppression,...

No supply shortage at Byron Farmers Market!

While supermarket shelves around the country are running bare, there’s no shortage of fresh produce at our local farmers’...

The Lord and that ‘dance’

Two things happened during the last week that perfectly illustrate the federal government’s position on religious discrimination in Australia.

Astrological gravitas

The Mullum Aeronautics and Space Administration (MASA) will soon launch the Spiders Webb telescope, which will break through to...

Happiness

Mick woke up this morning to a great epiphany. So, we’ve decided to forget all our activism, we’re going...

Stories about "Carmichael 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.

Thanks to Westpac for ditching Adani

Andrew Bennett, Murwillumbah.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank Westpac Bank for changing their sustainability policy which now rules out funding any...

Adani corruption investigation is the last straw

Diana Jo Faith, Newtown. We learn this week that the Indian company, Adani, which is extracting coal at the great Barrier Reef is to be charged by the Indian Government with crime and corruption. Adani has been accused of also utilising offshore havens

Adani and the zombie jobs that just won’t die

Australia is a nation on the move: 10,000 people are trudging towards the zombie jobs promised them in Queensland by Indian company Adani at its proposed Carmichael mine.

Government set to give a handout to Adani

David Dynes, Federal. Well, what do you know? Adan’is Carmichael mine may be funded by taxpayers’ millions, as I understand the banks are pulling out.

Thus spake Mungo: The holes in Abbott’s holy cause

Once again our creative prime minister has devised a bold and imaginative solution. Now it just remains to discover a credible problem to go with it. Tony Abbott’s latest wedge, to shut down the protection of the environment from its friends.

Coal industry assets are the penny dreadfuls of new economy

It seems that one dollar, a greenback, or even just one euro can go an awfully long way in the coal industry these days, writes Giles Parkinson.

Traditional owners reject Adani’s Carmichael mine

The Wangan and Jagalingou (W&J) people announced on Thursday they have rejected an Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) with Indian giant Adani to build...

Validity of a visa

As a 90-year-old, I have travelled many years since I was 18 years of age; to America, the UK and Europe on a ‘visa’,...

Tweed Shire celebrates Australia Day online

Tweed Shire Council says that in the interests of public health Council has rearranged its Australia Day celebrations on Wednesday, January 26.

Happiness

Mick woke up this morning to a great epiphany. So, we’ve decided to forget all our activism, we’re going to join the Hillsong Church,...

Boat people we are

We here in this country, now called Australia, need to be reminded that we started off as ‘boat people’. The First Fleet arrived (including my...