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Protests against Violet CoCo’s 15 months imprisonment

On Friday environment activist Violet CoCo faced the Magistrates Court, at the Downing Centre in Sydney for peacefully protesting climate inaction. She was sentenced to  15 months imprisonment, with a non-parole period of eight months for engaging in non-violent protest.

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Brunswick, Belongil and Tallows wait for Emergency Response Beacons

In early November two men were saved from drowning at Dreamtime Beach, Fingal Head when a women activated the Emergency Response Beacon, alerting the Surf Life Saving NSW State Operations Centre that the men were drowning. There are three waiting to be deployed in Byron Shire.

Protests against Violet CoCo’s 15 months imprisonment

On Friday environment activist Violet CoCo faced the Magistrates Court, at the Downing Centre in Sydney for peacefully protesting climate inaction. She was sentenced to  15 months imprisonment, with a non-parole period of eight months for engaging in non-violent protest.

The politics of climate are a changin’ 

When Tony Abbott won the Liberal Party leadership in 2009, he said the politics of climate had changed. He was referring to soaring electricity prices and his belief that blaming these price hikes on the Rudd government’s proposed climate change commitments would bring him electoral success. 

So you think someone needs a puppy for Christmas?

If you’re thinking about giving your loved one a puppy as a gift this Christmas, Dogs Australia urges you to think twice.

Interim Lismore GM John Walker withdraws application for GM

Lismore Mayor Steve Krieg has announced today that the current General Manager (GM) of Lismore City Council has withdrawn...

Unsealed roads left off govt road audit

The Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation say one of the biggest road surveys in regional NSW is now underway – yet unsealed roads have not been included in the audit.

Stories about "forestry":

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.

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'.

Monash report: women will wait 200 years for income equity

The first Australian Women’s Health and Wellbeing Scorecard: Towards equity for women from Monash University found that at current rates it will take 70 years to reach full-time employment equality with men, and more than 200 years to reach income equity.

So you think someone needs a puppy for Christmas?

If you’re thinking about giving your loved one a puppy as a gift this Christmas, Dogs Australia urges you to think twice.

Handball bouncing kids back after the floods

Following the 2022 floods, Albert Park Public School teacher Troy Davies had an idea to bring about a bit of much-needed fun into students’ lives by suggesting the handball competition to beat them all.

Pianos delivered, for the people!

Following the devastating 2022 floods, Pianos for the People answered the call to bring music to the people of the Northern Rivers.