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‘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.

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Businesses launch campaign against holiday let policy

Businesses who say they would be adversely impacted by Council’s proposal to cap holiday letting to 90 days have gone on the offensive by launching a PR campaign.

$8.5m allocated for upgrade of Goonellabah to Wollongbar Road

Funding to investigate and upgrade the Bruxner Highway between Goonellabah and Wollongbar has been allocated by the Federal and NSW State governments.

Have your say on housing and growth

Lismore City Council is seeking community feedback on two draft plans intended to guide the location and type of housing to support recovery in coming decades.

Woman critically injured in fight; second woman charged with attempted murder – Tweed Heads

A woman remains in hospital in a critical condition and a second woman has been charged following an alleged stabbing at Tweed Heads yesterday.

Caper Byron – it’s going to be food bliss!

Caper Byron Bay; Our Food and Culture Festival has launched their first program, inclusive of more than 30 diverse...

Young people rally for a climate-positive budget

On Sunday hundreds of young people took part in a rally in Brisbane with a clear message for Federal Treasurer Jim Chalmers: protect our future by ensuring no new funding for fossil fuels in the October budget update.

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MLC claims Belongil homes ‘unapproved’

Greens MLC, Jan Barham has told parliament that nine homes on the Belongil Spit, including that of well-known rock-wall advocate John Vaughan were determined to be ‘unapproved works’ in a 2002 audit.

Byron Council wins landmark court case against developer

In a probable national precedent, Belongil resident and developer John Vaughan has been refused leave to appeal to the high court for loss of earnings after Byron Shire Council rejected his development application.

Belongil rock wall to be built against govt advice

Belongil residents will ‘get their rocks on’ after Byron Shire Council on Thursday voted to go ahead with plans for an ‘interim’ rock wall on their beach against the advice of the Office of Environment and Heritage.

Byron set to write ‘blank cheque’ for Belongil rocks

Byron Shire Council today looks set to vote down a proposal to delay the construction of a ‘temporary’ rock wall at Belongil Beach, effectively waving goodbye to a $300,000 state subsidy.

Council restates CSG-free status

Vivien Royston, New Brighton. This week's Byron Council public access meeting was filled to overflowing with concerned citizens, bearing signs supporting the proposed motion by Basil Cameron to ‘restate support for CSG mining operations to be excluded from Byron Shire’.

Election no CSG mandate

Chris Anderson, Byron Bay. Though hardly surprised to read yet another tiresome anti-Green rant by John Vaughan, his take on the facts cannot go unchallenged.

CSG a ‘social licence’?

Election results from a CSG mandate perspective and the so called required 'social licence' to harvest CSG was very interesting. The 9 September APPEA media...

You’re wrong Mr Vaughan

Wendy Royston, Brunswick Heads In response to John Vaughan's letter titled Why Byron Will Stay CSG Free, in Friday’s Echonetdaily, I would like to clear...

Why Byron will stay CSG-free

John Vaughan, Byron Bay Is there no end to Byron Councillor Duncan Dey’s call on ratepayer funds to pay for blatant NSW Greens political campaigns? Cr...

Potholes vs gasholes

John Vaughan, Byron Bay My nomination for this year’s Duncan award goes to ‘barrister at law’ Graham Bassett and partner of candidate Karin Kolbe. He...

CWA push for improved maternity services

The W in CWA stands for Women and the CWA have been standing up for women yet again during their recent webinar and annual Awareness Week campaign.

Chris Minns visits Kingscliff to look at floodplain development risks

The potential future risks and costs of flooding to the community and government if approved, but yet to be built, housing is allowed to go ahead in floodplains was under the spotlight last week in Kingscliff.

The Tweed Artisan Food Festival is almost here

The sixth Tweed Artisan Food Festival will be held at the end of the month – the festival runs for 10 days with 20 curated events showcasing the people, the place and the produce of the Tweed.

$30 million Aboriginal Community and Place Grants

Eligible Aboriginal community organisations and groups can apply for funding through the new solutions-focused $30 million Aboriginal Community and Place Grants program.