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NSW Farmers want to plants food to get their hands off ‘meat’

NSW Farmers are calling for clarification of the vocabulary for alternative proteins and they have submitted a motion to the Senate Standing Committee to review the use of meat vocabulary on plant-based products.

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: We are not for sale

It seems content creators are running out of ideas to make cheap TV. It’s amazing what you can come up with when you lose your ethics! Here’s a few quick pitches: How about a show about chubby rich women trying to drop weight by living in Ethiopia with a malnourished family for six weeks? No?

Water resilience

A number of groups in the Byron Shire have been working our way each month through topics set for...

Police arrest 32 in protests across the state

Police say they have prevented the mass gathering of people in various locations across NSW, arresting 32 people and issuing 265 Penalty Infringement Notices in a coordinated and mobile response to planned protest activity.

Lismore LGA to re-enter Queensland border bubble

Now that Lismore LGA is out of lockdown, the number of acceptable reasons for residents to cross the border into Queensland has increased.

Byron Shire Councillors vote to raise CBD height

The developers of 33 Lawson Street, Byron Bay, came to last week’s Council meeting asking for permission to breach the building height limit in Central Byron by 38 per cent.

Why are there so many vaccinated people in hospital?

It may be confronting to hear there are more vaccinated people than unvaccinated people in hospital – but it’s actually a good thing.

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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.

Carnage of land and wildlife continues

Jackie French's book Let the Land Speak is a book that every Australian should consider reading, giving the continued carnage of the land and wildlife, chronic pollution and ever increasing climate change.

Forestry farce shows fascists rule

The current protest at Whian Whian is just one more indication of the total disregard coalition governments have for our environment, particularly threatened species.

Police guard loggers at Whian Whian

The controversial logging on a property at Whian Whian in what locals says is habitat for endangered species continued apace at the weekend as a contingent of police stood guard over the operation and arrested one man for trespassing.

What constitutes pristine rainforest?

Lester Brien, Byron Bay. The current forest dispute unfolding in the Whian Whian State Forest has been described in your pages as being over the protection of 'pristine rainforest' and 'old growth Blackbutt forest'.

Logging blockade hopes to protect habitat at Whian Whian

The Whian Whian blockade against illegal logging of trees in habitat for koalas and other wildlife appears to have brought some relief of protection for at least three endangered species.

Protectors force halt to Whian logging

'Environmental protectors' opposing the logging of pristine rainforest adjacent to Nightcap National Park resorted to a game of ‘cat and wallaby’ to disrupt logging operations, appearing and disappearing without warning within the logging area.

Regional Forestry Agreements failing: EDO

Chris Dobney The EDO (Environmental Defenders Office) has produced a damning report on the operation of Regional Forestry Agreements (RFA) in the states, claiming they...

Tackling cane toads on the Tweed

Tweed Shire Council has put in place a plan to deal with the cane toad population in the area. Along with the not-for-profit organisation Watergum, Tweed Shire has launched a project for collecting toads that will begin in October.

Tweed Council says ‘No’ to State government taking their developer income

Tweed Shire Councillors have rejected a proposal by the NSW government, that would reduce the ability of local councils to collect infrastructure contributions from developers.

Cadwallader determined to win support for new water science team as part of Dunoon Dam campaign

Cr Cadwallader has taken advantage of a local government rule allowing councillors to reintroduce a failed motion without having to wait three months if they have the signed support of at least two other councillors.

More Byron COVID contact locations

The number of Byron 'venues of concern' associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19 from a worker on I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! has increased.