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French Film Festival – just delicious

This year’s French Film Festival opening night choice is a unique adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’s thrilling and beloved classic novel The Three Musketeers. In a double blockbuster film production nominated for six César awards, from director Martin Bourboulon, the opening instalment, D’Artagnan, will open the festival.

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Spies like them

The Dunkley by-election is done and dusted, with Advance's fear campaign failing to fire, and Labor's primary vote actually increasing. The swing to the Liberals on preferences came from right wing voters not having anyone crazier to vote for this time, with UAP and One Nation out of the race. Meanwhile another question continues to be raised; which Australian politician was secretly working for a hostile foreign power, and when?

Ballina bus interchange upgrade starts in one week

Ballina Shire Council will be upgrading the Tamar Street Bus Interchange in Ballina’s CBD from Monday 11 March.

Bluesfest puts the Brotherhood back together 

To say that a lot has happened since Brotherhood of the Blues last took the stage at Bluesfest in 2019 would be a pretty massive understatement.

Wellbeing nurses to support more students in Lismore

Lismore MP Janelle Saffin says more students across the Lismore electorate will have access to vital wellbeing support at school, after the state government committed $60 million over four years to continue the Wellbeing and Health In-reach Nurse (WHIN) Coordinator program.

Fire danger period to end early for Northern Rivers

Tweed, Byron, Ballina, Kyogle, Lismore, Richmond Valley and Clarence Valley are among the local government areas (LGAs) that will see an early end to  the Bush Fire Danger Period.

People becoming severely ill at home due to heat

People experiencing financial and social disadvantage are struggling to keep their homes cool in summer and becoming seriously unwell from the heat, new ACOSS research has found.

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Styx Valley forest protest renews call for climate action in Tasmania

With Tasmanians set to go to the polls on 23 March, the Bob Brown Foundation has called for the next Tasmanian government to take real climate action by protecting all native forests that are left standing and restoring degraded forests.

Seeing the forest and the trees

The chainsaws were finally ordered to stop in what remains of the native forests in Western Australia and eastern Victoria on New Year's Day, throwing into sharp relief the absence of any similar policy in NSW or federally, despite unambiguous economic and scientific arguments.

$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’.

Are you for trees or not for trees? That is the question

Cr Andrew Gordon did his best to not let Lismore Council talk about trees on Tuesday evening, in what has become a tradition of epic monthly meetings needing to be carried over to another day in the Goonellabah chambers.

NSW Government fails to listen to community on native forest logging

NSW Greens MP Sue Higginson says the NSW Government response to the 21 thousand signatories on a petition to end native forest logging has failed to recognise the considered calls for a transition plan that makes economic and ecological sense.

Call to stop logging NSW public forests to be debated as fire risk increases

Over 20,000 people have signed a petition asking the NSW government to debate the proposal to place a moratorium on logging in public native forests, transition to 100 per cent sustainable plantations by 2024 for the native forestry industry, and ban the use of native forest materials as ‘biomass fuel’.

Logging costs taxpayers $20m

Hard evidence that logging the native Australian forests does not add up economically and that it will have risk of ‘serious or irreversible harm’ to native forests appears to hold no water with the current NSW state government.

Human activity, climate change risk more pandemics

New research has revealed climate change, environmental degradation and human activity are creating a perfect storm for more deadly pandemics like COVID-19. Scientists from the...

Environment minister urged to stop logging of koala habitat

Conservation groups have called on NSW environment minister Mark Speakman to intervene and stop logging of core koala habitat in state forests near Casino.

Will our forests become the new coal?

Lorraine Bower, Australian Forests and Climate Alliance. Forests can now be routinely burnt to generate electricity, and marketed as 'renewable', after a vote in the NSW government earlier this month.

Interview with Tijuana Cartel

Tijuana Cartel is a renowned Australian musical collective celebrated for their pioneering fusion of diverse genres. Their latest masterpiece, Alectura is an innovative album that once again showcases the band’s expertise in blending organic house and melodic house with captivating rhythms, beats, and global influences.

Concerned about climate change and societal collapse?

Join a Q&A with Jem Bendell for one night only in Byron Bay – Professor of Sustainability, Jem Bendell, was one of the first to directly name and speak out about what the climate crisis means for our civilisation. His seminal paper Deep Adaptation started a global movement by that name as well as inspiring the creation of Extinction Rebellion.

Seedlings: start another Big Scrub

Victoria Cosford There’s something about trees that makes people happy, that evokes a positive response. I’m standing at the newish ReForest Now stall at the...

National inquiry highlights the importance of shopping locally

The final report of the Inquiry into Price Gouging and Unfair Pricing Practices released last month revealed big business has worsened the cost-of-living crisis...