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#BigBadBiomass – protesters reject burning trees for energy

North East Forest Alliance (NEFA) and the NSW Forest Defenders have thrown their support behind the protests against the burning of Biomass to generate electricity across Australia ahead of the Glasgow Climate Change Conference (COP) 26.

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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.

Government secrecy around health advice defended by local Nats MP

The NSW Liberal-Nationals government’s attempt to block transparency around its health advice with the COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney last June will now become public.

Poison killing wildlife

Take bird-killing poisons off our supermarket and hardware shelves. Rodent poison containing SGAR is having a devastating effect on...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Love U 4 EV

In order to transition from a fossil fuel powered car industry I think we need to address our car culture. We’re petrol heads. Mad Max would have been a very different movie if Mel had to find a charging station instead of fuel.

Epiq sporting facilities ready for summer

Lennox Head’s Clarence Property has just handed over to Ballina Shire Council the newly constructed Community & Sports Amenities Building, at the sports fields opposite Epiq Marketplace, off Hutley Drive.

Anti-DV umbrellas launched in Ballina

Rotary have partnered with NSW Police to design and distribute 150 umbrellas with a very clear message: 'Say NO to domestic violence'.

Stories about "gonski":

Holding the line on education reforms

The saying goes that if you are reading this then thank a teacher. But local teachers, according to the Mullum network of Parents and Citizens (P&Cs), will be struggling with resources if the federal government’s proposed changes to educational funding go through parliament.

Gonski 2.0 bastardised: Greens

NSW Greens education spokesperson and Ballina MP Tamara Smith has condemned what she calls ‘the Turnbull government’s latest act of bastardisation in suggesting that he is delivering the original Gonski reforms.’

Gonski supporters to rally outside Hogan’s office

Supporters of needs-based Gonski funding will protest outside the office of Kevin Hogan today over the lack of support for Gonski in this year’s Federal Budget.

Hogan could be gone if he doesn’t support Gonski

A ReachTel survey conducted in Page on Tuesday night shows sitting Nationals MP Kevin Hogan in serious trouble, with ALP contender and former incumbent Janelle Saffin ahead by 56 to 44 per cent on a two-party preferred basis.

Teachers to lecture Hogan about Gonski

A number of teachers and even school principals from schools across the electorate of Page will be lining up outside the office of federal Nationals MP Kevin Hogan today.

Government’s Gonski commitments in question

Northern NSW-based Nationals MLC Ben Franklin has announced an increase in needs-based funding for three high schools in the Ballina electorate but parents are still questioning the government’s commitment to the so-called Gonski reforms.

Abbott giving our education money to the church

Sue McLeod, Myocum. After slashing Gonski promises and passing the buck to the states, it seems that the 'age of entitlement' is yet to end for private education.

Education cuts a major breach of trust

Justine Elliot, Member for Richmond. Tony Abbot’s Liberal National Party cuts to education are a broken promise to the families of the North Coast.

Coalition betrayed community over Gonski

Dawn Walker, Tweed Greens. Our local schools will suffer if the Abbott government walks away from the Gonski reforms.

Come the election, give a Gonski

Letter to the Editor: Come the election, give a Gonski

Call to reject Evans Head Iron Gates DA over failure to recognise Indigenous heritage

Evans Head locals call for rejection of Iron Gates DA and recognition of the national significance of the site and its incorporation into the Broadwater National Park.

Chainsaw accident Ewingsdale

A 44-year-old arborist suffered a serious lower leg injury following a chainsaw accident at a Ewingsdale property yesterday.

New COVID cases in Ballina and Clarence Valley

Two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported for Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) in the 24 hours to 8pm 19 October.

Northern Rivers Mud Trail this weekend

Local ceramic artists will be opening their studios across the Byron, Ballina and Tweed Shires over the weekend, as part of the Northern Rivers Mud Trail.