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Byron Shire
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#Bigbadbiomass rally at Condong sugar mill

Around 50 people gathered on Friday morning at the big fig tree near the Condong sugar mill to join the world-wide #Bigbadbiomass protest against the use of biomass to create energy and to emphasise that burning biomass is not ‘environmentally friendly’.

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Can businesses ask for your vax status?

Currently, throughout the business community, we are witnessing uncertainty with respect to business owners asking the question – should...

One million homes to provide affordable housing say The Greens

Local Greens candidate Mandy Nolan is looking to wrest the federal seat of Richmond from Labor to claim the balance of power in the next Federal government. To do it she needs a five per cent swing.

Government secrecy around health advice defended by local Nats MP

The NSW Liberal-Nationals government’s attempt to block transparency around its health advice with the COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney last June will now become public.

Diadem Street, Lismore

Around 2,000 residents in Lismore lost their electricity connection on Wednesday night after a large gum tree took out power lines.

After a long, arduous and uninformed debate… Saddle Road DA approved

Councillors finally ‘got there in the end’, interim Mayor, Michael Lyon, told an exhausted audience after many hours of confused meandering at last Thursday’s Council meeting.

Love Island takes over Federal – time to test the law?

The NSW government legislation has provided a permit for screen filming on private land in NSW without any Council oversight or accountability. This has led to Federal Village currently being overrun by the ITV film company.

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Coal losing favour with insurers

As bushfires burn across the country, Australian coal companies are being excluded from cover by Dutch insurance company Aegon.

NSW coal mine approval coincides with IPCC announcement

State government department recommends that a new thermal coal mine should proceed on the very same day that the IPCC warned the world needed to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees.

Coal mine extension challenged on climate-change grounds

In an Australian first, the NSW Land and Environment court will hear arguments about the consideration of the ecologically sustainable development principle of ‘intergenerational equity’ in the context of climate change. 

Hundreds turn out for highway protest

Hundreds of people from Grafton to the Queensland border flanked the Pacific Highway on Saturday (July 8) for the annual Water is Life protest action.

Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: The power to stop Adani

Remember that scene in James Bond movies? 007 is in a small room filling up with water. His time is running out. The water...

Locals determined to fight CSG project in Pilliga forest

Brett Sanders, Coonabarabran (protest participant). On Tuesday morning this week, 15 locals targeted Santos contractor WildDesert and its workover rig in the Pilliga forest.

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.

Greens call for independent regulator for mining in NSW

Communities on the north coast and across the state no longer trust mining companies or the government to put agriculture and the environment ahead of their short-term commercial and political interests.

Rally to save Reef on Australia Day weekend

It is ironic that on the eve of Australia Day, thousands of Aussies will be rallying to save one of the country’s greatest landmarks and one of the world’s ecological wonders: the Great Barrier Reef.

Hunter coal jobs to go despite expansion approval

Lock the Gate NSW has slammed the lay off of 150 people from BHP's Mount Arthur mine as proof the mining industry is in decline.

Can businesses ask for your vax status?

Currently, throughout the business community, we are witnessing uncertainty with respect to business owners asking the question – should we ask customers about their...

Tracking the hardening coast

Researchers are watching our shorelines get harder and simpler.

Recycling polystyrene just got easier at Lismore’s Recycling & Recovery Centre

The Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre has a new machine that can recycle polystyrene which will help the facility increase the capacity to deal with this earth-wrecking synthetic-aromatic-hydrocarbon-polymer.

4WDs multiplying on Seven Mile Beach?

Beach users in Lennox Head are reporting much higher numbers of 4WDs on Seven Mile Beach recently, along with an increase in hooning behaviour. Since...