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A dumb act of STP

Council is stating that breaches of licence conditions, in part, justifies spending $10m on transferring raw sewage from Ocean...

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10 point grumble

Hear hear to David Heilpern’s recent 10 point grumble, particularly points 7, 8 and 9. If the primary objective...

More artists announced for Bluesfest

Bluesfest is excited to announce that, as NSW opens, they are adding more great artists to their lineup. 

XR plans two weeks of ‘Reclaim our Future’ protests

Extinction Rebellion Lismore is part of the Northern Rivers push to highlight the issue of climate change and a march and candlelit vigil last night was the start to a fortnight of ‘Reclaim Our Future’ protests.

Raucous AUKUS

Over the last 20 years or more, Australia has benefited greatly from its economic relationship with China. You may...

The Great Reopening

S Haslam What a time to go out in Byron – easy to park and, for the shy retiring types...

Northern NSW urged to stay vigilant ahead of severe weather

With the prediction for off-shore winds and an off-shore low in the north of the State this week, the Bureau of Meteorology has advised that storms may be on the way over the next few days.

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What’s going on with gas?

David Lowe According to the prime minister, we’re in the midst of a ‘gas-led recovery’. Until about five minutes ago, the gas in question was...

Northern Territory election being gaslit?

The Northern Territory is going to the polls on 22 August, but what about the gas?

Origin fracking plans taken to task at SCU event

Origin Energy’s plans to frack the Northern Territory came under fire during a Southern Cross University (SCU) alternative-fuels event last week. Gasfield Free Northern Rivers...

A global win for anti-frackers

In a huge win for protectors in the anti-gas fight, a tribunal of international legal experts has delivered a scathing report on fracking, arguing the unconventional gas and oil drilling method is a human rights violation.

Community still fighting gas expansion in Narrabri

Even though almost all of the 23,000 submissions in response to the the Santos Narrabri Project were against Pilliga CSG mining going ahead, locals...

Country women are standing up for the land

The second state Country Women’s Association has raised its hand to protect the future of the land and rural communities.

If Victoria can ban CSG fracking, ‘so should NSW’

The Victorian government's decision this week to ban coal-seam gas (CSG) exploration and fracking has sparked a renewed call by anti-CSG activists in the northern rivers for a total ban across NSW of all CSG activity.

Victoria bans CSG, fracking for good

The Victorian government will permanently ban CSG exploration and fracking, with Premier Daniel Andrews declaring the decision a win for the state's farmers, but in NSW the fight to defeat a massive Pilliga wastewater facility continues.

Back to frocks against fracking

Harking back to Frocks on the Frontline from the Doubtful Creek and Bentley blockades, the Knitting Nanna’s hosted Frocks Back on the Frontline yesterday at the Eltham hall

Ban fracking until 2020: Vic coalition

Fracking will be banned in Victoria until 2020 if the Liberal-National coalition wins power again.

COVID-19 update: 5 new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District, Acting Chief Executive, Lynne Weir, says there were five new cases of COVID-19 reported for the District to 8pm last night, 21 October.

NSW Education responds to Teachers Federation over Murwillumbah Education Campus staff cuts

The NSW Education Department has responded to the NSW Teachers Federation's accusation that Education Minister Sarah Mitchell has only just revealed the extent of staff cuts at the mega school.

The Rebels and the Wraiths visit Nationals: ‘We are facing a planetary crisis’

As part of a fortnight of climate actions and protests with the Extinction Rebellion, over 30 activists visited MP Kevin Hogan’s office in Lismore yesterday pushing ghostly empty white prams.

NSW Legislative Council expresses concerns over push to burn native forests for power

The NSW Legislative Council unanimously passed a motion expressing its concerns over the growing push by industry to burn NSW native forests for electricity and hydrogen production.