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Local youth among those hardest hit by housing affordability crisis

A 20 per cent spike in rents is driving an increase in youth homelessness across the North Coast, the organisers of a national campaign to end homelessness say.

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You Donne good

Liz Levy, Suffolk Park I’d like to thank whoever decided to reprint John Donne’s beautiful poem ‘No Man is an Island’...

Coalition ‘hellbent’

Mat Morris, Bangalow The NSW coalition seems to be hellbent on outdoing their federal counterparts when it comes to the denigration...

Bruns boarding house showdown Thursday

The stage is set for a crucial debate over the Brunswick Heads ‘Corso’ development in Byron Council this week, with staff recommending that the developer’s revised plans be approved.

Could pyrolysis help solve the plastics crisis?

Philippe Dupuy from the Lismore Environment Centre thinks there is a role for pyrolysis technology in dealing with the global plastic waste dilemma, with new technology making it possible to turn plastic waste into a useful resource.

Over population

Boyd Kellner, Newrybar ‘Over population’ is seen by some as the main destructive driver causing many crises besetting the planet today. From...

Midwife quits

Deb Walsh, Fernleigh It’s become untenable for me to continue working in hospitals. I have quit. I will be deregistered soon...

Stories about "gas":

Santos lobbies Morrison government for pipeline

Santos lobbied the Morrison Government to subsidise a gas pipeline that would enable its controversial Narrabri gas project, new documents released under FOI reveal.

Narrabri locals demand answers from Barilaro

The bite is still stinging from the IPC's approval of the Narrabri Gas Project, and today Narrabri locals are demanding answers from John Barilaro.

ANZ finally rejects coal mines and coal fired power stations

A ‘net zero emissions’ test for loans will be unveiled today by the ANZ Bank according to reports in The Saturday Paper.

Gas rears its very ugly head yet again in NSW

Ahead of what environmental groups say will be an announcement on the gas industry, many are making pre-emptive strikes in the hopes of heading the Prime Minister off at the pass.

Gas expansion welcomed by local Nationals MP

A recently announced bilateral energy deal between the NSW and federal coalition governments – which includes expanding the gas industry – has the full support of local Nationals MLC Ben Franklin.

Morrison and Berejiklian back more gas as fires burn

The announcement of a two billion dollar deal between Scott Morrison and Gladys Berejiklian’s NSW government that will lead to a significant boost to gas supply has led to quick condemnation.

Editorial: We don’t need a war and we don’t need the oil

So long as we keep burning oil to power our machines, we are at the mercy of rival powers in the Middle East, the richest being the Saudis, led by the murdering Prince Mohammad bin Salman, who has a deal with the crooked Prince Trump of America.

Thus Spake Mungo: Turnbull and Trump speaking the same bullshit

Even as he prepared to remove the velvet glove from his iron fist, Malcolm Turnbull spoke more in sorrow than in anger : ‘the market is not working as it should,’ he mourned.

How gas generators cashed in and exploited SA hot water load

It’s a sign of lazy journalism and it is rampant. Almost all mainstream media – Fairfax, the ABC and of course the Murdoch empire – routinely blame South Australia’s high electricity prices on renewable energy. They hardly ever question the role of the gas generators. They should.

Unnatural gas

Robert Rosen, Brunswick Heads. Don McMillan,  Echo, May 26, might be a oil and gas worker of 30 years, but he does not seem to...

Fresh faces for Council elections

A very distinct, black flat-cap has just been thrown into the ring for the upcoming Byron Council elections, pegged for September 4.

Follow the buck$

JK Mckenna, Burringbar Give Fast Buck$ his own column in the paper. Let him speak. Let him be heard. Let’s also see some accountability from councils...

A bouquet for Lilac House

L Jenkins, Byron Bay Nicole Habrecht should receive free paint and brushes and a pat on the back from Council for maintaining her house in a...

Bruns boarding house showdown Thursday

The stage is set for a crucial debate over the Brunswick Heads ‘Corso’ development in Byron Council this week, with staff recommending that the developer’s revised plans be approved.