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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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French hypocrisy

The French are understandably upset about being stabbed in the back by Australia’s sinking of the submarine contract. They...

Truth

The truth doesn’t mind being questioned. A lie does. Margot Hays, Bangalow

When is a sock not a sock?

A sock is not talked about much – it’s a simple device that is very well known. As the world...

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'.

Privately owned, but still ‘sacred site’ – Nimbin church burns to the ground

Last night at around 9pm, St Patrick's Catholic Church in Nimbin burned to the ground.

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.

Stories about "Ian Macfarlane":

Call to ‘shut revolving door between politics and polluters’

The Australian Greens say former Liberal minister Ian Macfarlane’s proposal to make environment groups stick to ‘digging up lantana’ shows ‘the danger of the...

A lot of hot air over gas campaign

John Vaughan, Byron Bay. Ian Gaillard (letters, Echonetdaily October 2) not Ian Macfarlane is the one insulting NSW communities over gas .

Minister insulting NSW communities over gas

Federal industry minister, Ian Macfarlane, is insulting the intelligence of communities across NSW who have legitimate concerns about the unconventional gas industry including CSG, when he perpetuates the myth that NSW must develop CSG to keep pace with Queensland.

Harmonising the CSG culture

Bruce McQueen, Mt Burrell. The NSW government has officially 'harmonised' the term coal seam gas to 'natural gas from coal seams'. Similarly, the aggressively pro-CSG federal industry minister Ian Macfarlane wants to 'harmonise' all state laws relating to CSG.

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.