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Gambian: ‘State budget must encourage uptake of electric vehicles’

The Nature Conservation Council has launched a campaign to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles in NSW, with a video and a petition.

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Dorroughby’s Pocket Forest not rocket science

The Dorroughby Environmental Education Centre (DEEC) are the newest members of a growing, prestigious international club –  the Pocket Forest club.

The ghost in the archives #7

On June 19 thirty years ago came the front-page news that Mullumbimby was to have a levee bank, a decision later reversed, obviously. Councillors made the decision without a public meeting beforehand.

Byron Golf Clubs Crowns New Ladies Foursome

Kerry Lollback and Joan Neate will have their names added to the Byron Bay Ladies Foursomes Champions board after winning the 27-hole championship held at Byron Bay golf Club.

Sailor rescued from ocean in overnight operation

In a dramatic overnight rescue far offshore North-East of Yamba, Marine Rescue IIuka Yamba volunteers were able to bring to safety a woman who fell overboard from a dismasted catamaran in the dark.

Seriously?

Stephen Bland, Wellington, Aotearo I am a visitor from Aotearoa staying at Suffolk Park. On Wednesday I was in town for...

Evidence emerges of police breaching RDT procedures

The media unit attached to NSW Police have refused to say whether all tests conducted over the Nimbin Mardi Grass weekend, in early May, will be declared invalid, after breaches by a NSW Police Officer conducting drug tests were filmed on video.

Stories about "India":

Transforming lives, empowering individuals and uniting communities

A Sound Life, Australia’s first charity to transform the lives of people in need through free music, yoga and meditation programs is having an event this Sunday as a fundraiser for the COVID crisis in India.

Fabulous Clothes Swap Saturday coming up

Once upon a time Graeme Batterby was travelling in India and met a young man who asked for help to build a health clinic in his rural village. This gradually morphed into a women’s empowerment program as he and partner Wendy Royston saw the need.

Think globally act locally – make a difference

In late 2020 the Narendra Modi government in India hastily passed three laws pertaining to Indian agriculture, claiming that they would improve farmers’ lives.

Empowering women in India this Sunday

The film Driving With Selvi showing at the Brunswick Picture House this Sunday is raising money to support the health and education projects in India through the Women's Empowerment in Indian Villages initiative.

Run Pussy Run – survival skills for India’s women

Run Pussy Run is the name of a band. It could well be a desperate strategy to help women survive India’s increasingly misogynistic culture. Run, if you can, from your attackers, is prudent advice. Except for the fact that India’s women have nowhere to run.

Channon protest at India’s ‘growing intolerance’

A ‘pop-up demonstration’ was held at the Channon Market on Sunday to highlight what protesters described as ‘the growing intolerance in India which has seen attacks on minorities, including Muslims, Dalits, Christians and tribals.’

Thousands march against the murder of freethinkers in India

‘You can silence me, but you cannot silence the truth.’ These words by Prof. M M Kalburgi echoed through the streets of Dharwad, Karnataka, India, as thousands of people marched through town on the first anniversary of Kalburgi’s assassination.

Australia bets it all on India’s coal market

Tony Abbott’s commitment to the Anglosphere, increased carbon emissions and the mining lobby has hit spectacular new heights, writes Michael Sainsbury.

Eyewitness to the deity in his church

  John Campbell In the wake of Homework-gate and the carefully scripted corporate-speak that came hard on its heels, the Australian cricket team has one last...

Two WRHS rescue flights from Tabulam in one day

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (WRHS) say they travelled to Tabulam twice yesterday in separate incidents in the town.

Drug and firearm offences – Tweed Heads

Police say a man has appeared in court after allegedly being found in possession of firearms, drugs and nearly $10,000 cash in Tweed Heads.

Roar

Kate Coxall, BSC Green candidate, Wilsons Creek In response to the silencing tactics of unaware and privileged men in last week’s Echo, I say ‘No’. We, as women,...

Big donation and new poetry competition for BRFR

Local community group Ballina Region for Refugees is having a big month, with a major anonymous donation amongst other news.