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Move Beyond Coal turning up heat on government

Move Beyond Coal says it will be staging protests at Labor MP offices around the country over the next week to 'turn up the heat' on the government to stop approving climate-wrecking coal and gas projects.

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Joel Taylor crowned parasurfer champ

Lennox Head parasurfer, Joel Taylor, has been crowned World Champion (prone division) after dominating a week of surf- ing against an international field at California’s Hunting- ton Beach.

Another Casino greyhound death

The second racing death of a greyhound at the Casino track in November has highlighted the failures of the racing industry’s safety initiatives, say animal welfare advocates.

Celebrate a native food Christmas with Mindy Woods & Santos Organics

A time for culture and connection at the table – Santos Organics are excited to announce that Mindy Woods...

Bruem’s balloon amendment burst as Ballina Council votes to protect wildlife

Ballina Shire’s balloon ban is to stay in place after a failed attempt by at least one conservative councillor to weaken rules aimed at protecting wildlife and reducing litter.

Rescission does nothing to sway team Krieg on waste

An Extra Ordinary Meeting of the City of Lismore Council was held last night to respond the a request for a recission on last week’s Waste Operation Review which saw a majority of Lismore Councillors vote to outsource the service and work to private enterprise.

NSW Planning Panel unanimously rejects controversial development on Ballina floodplain

Yesterday the NSW Planning Panel unanimously rejected Gemlife’s proposal for a major 'seniors living' development on a flood prone site on Burns Point Ferry Road, West Ballina.

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Fear, lies and loathing in Australia

Most Australian households have now received their Voice referendum booklet in the mail. It looks quite official and is being distributed by the Australian Electoral Commission. Unfortunately the contents haven't been fact checked. Like most other forms of federal political advertising, lying and misinformation in this context is completely legal.

More information on the Closing the Gap Agreement

The Productivity Commission has released the second Annual Data Compilation Report. It provides a point-in-time snapshot of data for monitoring progress under the National Agreement on Closing the Gap, signed in July 2020.

Industrial relations reform bill passes parliament

New industrial relations laws have passed NSW parliament today, which the government says will create the structure needed to deliver meaningful improvements to wages and conditions for hundreds and thousands of workers in the state.

Fire ant update in the Tweed

There were information sessions this morning for local businesses and industry members impacted by the detection of Red Imported Fire Ants (RIFA) at South Murwillumbah, with the opportunity to find out more information about the strategy that the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) are using to contain and eradicate the fire ants.

$15 million to subsidise habitat destruction?

The recently-released NSW Forestry Corporation’s annual report, which shows that taxpayers will again be asked to spend $15 million to subsidise native forest logging, has today been labelled ‘a damning indictment on our state’.

Lismore Council unveils latest upcycled Christmas tree

Lismore City Council has unveiled its iconic sustainable city Christmas tree. This is the eighth year of Lismore’s upcycled Christmas tree being proudly displayed on the corner of Keen and Magellan streets, following a one-year hiatus after the 2022 flood disaster.