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Is population growth the real reason for the Dunoon Dam push?

It’s very clear that the State government’s push for population growth is the main driving force behind the proposed revisit of the Dunoon Dam

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Is population growth the real reason for the Dunoon Dam push?

It’s very clear that the State government’s push for population growth is the main driving force behind the proposed revisit of the Dunoon Dam

Cartoon of the week – 4 August, 2021

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Medical government

Peter Olson, Goonengerry The United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, Article 20: ‘Everyone has the right to peaceful assembly and association’....

Editorial – Local leadership vacuum

The delays in holding Council elections are frustrating, the more so because what we have seen during the long period since the last vote has been an experiment in governing by the zen method of no government.

Dog off-leash parks coming to Tweed

Tweed Shire Council is seeking feedback from the community on off-leash dog parks at Bray Park and Banora Point. ‘The...

Border bubble zone bursts thanks to COVID-19 cases in QLD

Anyone in NSW who has been in one or more of eleven particular Queensland local government areas since 21 July is required to stay at home for fourteen days from the date they were last in those areas, 'or until the notice is revoked', authorities said Monday.

Stories about "CSG buffer zones":

North coast villages unprotected from CSG

A number of north coast villages remain exposed to coal seam gas exploration and mining despite the state government’s increased list of residential areas released yesterday .

Page ‘betrays north coast over CSG’

State coalition minister and Byron Bay resident, Don Page, has come under fire for refusing to back a 12,000 strong petition calling for a north coast moratorium on coal seam gas (CSG).

Ballina pushes for village CSG buffers

Ballina Shire Council (BSC) will urge the state government to include the villages of Newrybar and Tintenbar in the proposed coal-seam gas (CSG) exclusion zones.

Lismore LGA villages ‘unprotected from CSG’

Lismore City Council is urging the state government to include all rural schools and village-style population clusters within the new coal seam gas (CSG) exclusion zones which came into force last week.

Woman rescued after falling into Emigrant Creek – Ballina

Last night (Wednesday, 4 August) at around 9pm a woman required rescuing after falling into Emigrant Creek.

Mullum rabbit holes

John Millard, Mullumbimby (on the road) How ironic. While the conspiracy-science-deniers of Mullumbimby are refusing to respect the well-founded health protection requirements against COVID, far away...

IPC fails at reducing emissions: report

A NSW planning commission tasked with assessing large fossil fuel projects has been found to have ‘comprehensively failed’ in mitigating greenhouse emissions, according to a report published by Griffith University Emeritus Professor Ian Lowe.

Will Bluesfest be rescheduled again?

It might not be until October but the question of whether Bluesfest will go ahead this time is once again being asked.