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A gentle day for refugee and asylum seeker families

Promoting community awareness, assistance and support, for asylum seekers and refugees, the Pottsville Refugee Support Group recently hosted refugee and asylum seeker families from Logan at a fun day at the beach.

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Curious statements on Assange

The couple of letters under the headline of ‘In Defence of Julian Assange’ contained some curious statements in an...

The unassuming grooves of Bobby Alu

Having just clocked up 50 shows with Xavier Rudd, Bobby Alu is back in town for a solo show...

Locals protest pollution to air and farming of Casino incinerator

Toxic air pollution is what Northern Rivers residents will get if the incinerator that has been touted for the Richmond Valley Jobs Precinct in Casino goes ahead say locals who protested the incinerator on Saturday. 

Emergency radio tower

An emergency radio tower is proposed for Teales Lookout, Koonyum Range. It is proposed by the telco authority via Catalyst...

Vibrant and colourful seascapes

David Lane is best known for his vibrant and colourful seascapes, however his ability to capture colour and light...

Vehicles on beaches

Some Ballina councillors have their heads in the sand about vehicles on beaches! I ask them to think about...

Stories about "climate change policy":

Sixth time’s the charm: new IPCC report shows climate is still changing

IPCC releases sixth major assessment report, and it’s clear that the biggest threat now is delay.

When will rational discourse drive the government to action?

I think I have an anger management problem. Those close to me have suggested none-too-subtly that when I read an article that upsets, I could perhaps focus on taking out my angst on inanimate objects rather than sentient beings. Fair point really

Is the failing state of the planet causing our youth to be stressed?

Poor mental health in youth is an ever increasing problem. It is often flagged at by the media and various organisations, and whilst there are often brilliant resources that can be found, when it comes down to the cause of the increase in mental illness in Gen Z, parents and caregivers tend to put it (somewhat jokingly) down to our phones.

Imagine a climate resilient Byron Shire

As Extinction Rebellion protested peacefully in Mullumbimby recently to hold the Byron Shire Council accountable to its stated commitment to action on clime change

S Sorrensen’s Here & Now: Rallying for reality

The recent rain underlines just how lucky we are in the Northern Rivers bubble. But the recent dry spell underlines just how crucial a predictable climate is to our survival.

Coalition squibs on emissions in new energy policy paper

The Coalition government has made no concessions on the emissions component of its proposed National Energy Guarantee, risking a stalemate with Labor states despite major improvements in the NEG’s technical design.

Climate change a political disaster as well

Keith Duncan, Pimlico. Let’s take a moment and think back to the very start of Australia’s climate change and energy policy fiasco; 2007 Kevin Rudd’s...

Mars 2024

Sapoty Brook, Mullumbimby. Mounting a project ten times bigger than the NBN would reduce Australian emissions by half in about ten years. If done in...

Turnbull intransigent as economy goes down the gurgler

When the September accounts emerged far worse that even the most pessimistic practitioners of the dismal science predicted, the economists hastened to assure us that once the entrails of next quarter’s chooks had been assessed, things would be better.

New govt policy a ‘taxpayer subsidy to clear land’

Tuesday’s revelations that the Baird government has dipped into the Climate Change Fund to find the $240 million for private land conservation is the latest piece of worrying Coalition climate policy says the National Parks Association of NSW.

Brunswick, Belongil and Tallows wait for Emergency Response Beacons

In early November two men were saved from drowning at Dreamtime Beach, Fingal Head when a women activated the Emergency Response Beacon, alerting the Surf Life Saving NSW State Operations Centre that the men were drowning. There are three waiting to be deployed in Byron Shire.

Dogs – stay out 

Byron’s Main Beach and playground is a no-dog area. About ten signs clearly state this and unless someone is indifferent, or dumb, or a...

Editorial – Wokie dokey

Last Thursday’s Council meeting was an example of when a good idea gets kiboshed because the people proposing the idea are considered crazy conspiracy theorists.

Warning: Northern Rivers Rail Trail not ready yet

Love or hate it, the Northern Rivers Rail Trail is under construction and the community is being urged to wait until it is safe for public use.