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School holidays at the market

Victoria Cosford School holidays shouldn’t only be holidays for children. Parents too are entitled to a break in routine, the...

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Rural roads need a path to recovery

The recent and continuing rains have turned many of our roads into a sodden mud puddle and the NSW Farmers have renewed calls for real action on road infrastructure funding after continual damage on roads and bridges across the state.

Rains, drains, floods

The ABC news and Guardian recently published reports of the potential return of La Niña in 2024 bringing similar...

Step towards healing

While reading Michal Schiff’s letter (Echo 3 Apr) I am reminded of the Uluṟu Statement from the Heart’s request...

Friends of the Earth welcome Toondah decision

Friends of the Earth Australia is welcoming the draft decision by Federal Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek to save an important Queensland wetland from inappropriate development.

Prime Minister visits Beacon in Bangalow

The Anthony Albanese show came to Bangalow yesterday as the prime minister officially opened a social enterprise laundry.

Short stay accommodation saga at Ballina Council

The last Ballina Council meeting saw a straightforward request from staff for more information about the short term rental accommodation situation in the shire (as it relates to NSW government policy) turn into an elaborate saga.

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ANZ finally rejects coal mines and coal fired power stations

A ‘net zero emissions’ test for loans will be unveiled today by the ANZ Bank according to reports in The Saturday Paper.

Two fossil fools tell coal’s future

Two of our nation’s top climate-change deniers, speaking immediately after the coalition’s election victory, unwittingly revealed why Australia’s coal reserves are doomed to remain largely in the ground.

Labor energy policy set to exploit Morrison’s coal obsession

Federal Labor is preparing to launch its energy policy – some six months out of a likely election date – with an expected attack on the Coalition government’s efforts to support new investment in coal generation, and details finally of its own plan to achieve its target of 50 per cent renewables by 2030.

ScoMo’s pro-coal agenda

Lyn Dickinson, Pottsville. It is all very well for incoming Prime Minister Scott Morrison to announce that drought relief is at the top of his...

Australia’s coal power stations ‘at the end of the line’

Australia’s coal power stations are not fit for a 21st century power system with almost 100 breakdowns at fossil fuel power stations in the seven-month period to the end of June 2018, according to a new Climate Council report.

ACCC report wants federal rooftop solar subsidy abolished by 2021

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, in a report on how electricity consumers have been ripped off by network companies, generators and retailers, has targeted rooftop solar for the most dramatic action.

Time to retire coal-fired power stations, senate told

The senate’s Standing Committee on Environment and Communications will today hold hearings in Sydney into the benefits of retiring old coal-fired power stations. The Nature Conservation Council, Environmental Justice Australia and Australian Coal Alliance will be among six groups giving evidence to the committee.

New coal plants: neither clean nor viable

Following a campaign by the coal industry, prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has argued for new coal-fired power stations in Australia. But these plants would be more expensive than renewables and carry a huge liability through the carbon emissions they produce.

Hazelwood owner launches push for 1,000GW of solar

Giles Parkinson, RenewEconomy ABU DHABI: French energy giant Engie, the owner of the Hazelwood brown coal power generator in Victoria, has launched a major public-private...

Coal power-plant closure debate needed

Adam Bandt MP, Greens energy spokesperson. The Greens welcome a new study by ANU economists outlining an option for closing coal fire-power stations in Australia.

New chef at Crystalbrook Byron

Joachim Borenius has been appointed as the new executive chef at Crystalbrook Byron resort’s signature restaurant, Forest. Joachim Borenius brings a wealth of experience, gathered...

Jungle Juice – squeezing the most out of life!

Four years ago, Guido and Natalia Annoni decided to swap the rat race for the jungle – heading north from Sydney with their kids...

Local grom takes national tube-riding prize

Local grom takes national tube-riding prize. Broken Head surfer Leihani Zoric has taken out first place in the U/14 girls and best barrel (girl) categories of the Australian Junior Online Surf Championships.