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Brunswick 30 has been delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour

Following successful sea trials at Yamba the Brunswick 30 was delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour on Wednesday, May 15. 

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Art of Change raises $40,000

The 'Art of Change' auction, held on Saturday night at the Byron School of Art in support of Mandy Nolan's campaign for the seat of Richmond, was a resounding success. The event attracted 150 people and raised an impressive $40,000 through the sale of donated artworks.

No room for koalas in budget?

Friends of the Koala is not impressed by the lack of provision for wildlife protection in the federal budget announced last night, as species including the koala move closer to extinction.

Politics

Further to T Sharples’ letter (Echo, May 1) Justine Elliot has never been a good representative for her electorate...

Labor’s new gas policy dictated by industry?

In the lead up to the 2024 budget, the ALP has just released one of the most idiotic and infuriating documents they've ever produced, their 'Future Gas Strategy'.

Mullum Road upgrade

Construction is expected to commence in December to improve the flood-prone Mullumbimby Road near Uncle Tom’s corner.

Coexistence

Thank you to all in the community from both sides of the conflict that have thanked me for my...

Stories about "global heating":

Direct action – antidote to despair

The truth about climate change is alarming to say the least. But I was heartened over the weekend of November 25 and 26 to hear it discussed with great clarity and nuance at the Rising blockade of the Newcastle's coal port.

Bushfire risk and health warnings as it heats up across NSW

High heat warnings have been predicted for much of NSW over the coming days with above average temperatures predicted for Northern Tablelands, Central West...

‘Sad and distressing’: massive numbers of bird deaths in Australian heatwaves reveal a profound loss is looming

Heatwaves linked to climate change have already led to mass deaths of birds and other wildlife around the world. To stem the loss of biodiversity as the climate warms, we need to better understand how birds respond.

COP26 update: Where do we stand?

As COP26 wraps up this week, where have we landed?

Governments condemn citizens to suffering for specialist interests

Part of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has once again leaked a document showing more than 10,000 requests from governments, scientists, meat and fossil fuel lobbyists to modify the final draft of the Report, which will be sent to the UN for modification (censorship), approval and final publication.

Fossil fuel industry’s ‘climate deception’ tactics challenged

US Government House Committee on Oversight and Reform tries to call big oil and its disinformation acolytes to account.

On track to three degrees of warming

Our planet has warmed by 1.1 degrees, on average, since the Industrial Revolution, and Australia has warmed by 1.4 degrees since 1910 when records of temperature measurements began.

Is the failing state of the planet causing our youth to be stressed?

Poor mental health in youth is an ever increasing problem. It is often flagged at by the media and various organisations, and whilst there are often brilliant resources that can be found, when it comes down to the cause of the increase in mental illness in Gen Z, parents and caregivers tend to put it (somewhat jokingly) down to our phones.

Burning our forests for energy unsustainable say NEFA

As glaciers, ice sheets and the poles continue to melt due to the human impacts on the environment it is bordering on criminal for the Australian and NSW governments to be supporting the increase of CO2 in the atmosphere, let alone clearing and burning trees for biomass energy production.

Planet Watch: As the NSW North Coast heats up what does it mean for you?

The North Coast region of NSW has already experienced significant climate change: average temperatures on the east coast of Australia have increased by around 0.7 °C compared to pre-industrial levels, and this warming trend is expected to continue.

Editorial – Just another unjust moment in history

Justice has been served and it’s a shit sandwich: whistleblower David McBride is now the first person to be sentenced to jail in Australia for reporting war crimes.

What do young people want and what do they think needs to change?

The ‘Your Voice, Our Future’ survey has been launched and is asking young people to put forward their views on what is important to them. 

Conciliation meeting over Broadwater floodplain development terminated

Richmond Valley Council refused a development application for a 60-lot residential development on flood-prone land on Rileys Hill Road, Broadwater, close to the Richmond River in October 2023. 

Pickleball takes Alstonville by storm as new courts open

Alstonville now boasts tournament-standard pickleball courts that opened to an enthusiastic crowd and players last Saturday despite the rain.