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Getting Real About The Voice
Responding to Ian Pratt in an attempt to ‘get real about the Voice’. The proposal does not challenge the...
Ballina council votes against investment handicap for fossil fuel-free ventures
Independent Ballina Shire Councillor Jeff Johnson has lost a last-ditch effort to reinstate a council investment policy clause in favour of diverting from fossil fuels.
Will NSW Labor pay on-call emergency service volunteers?
The newly elected NSW Labor government have stopped short of committing to paying volunteers who attend emergencies such as fires and floods, but say there is investment and initiatives underway to support those who volunteer as emergency service members.
Following a successful run in Brisbane, PlayHavoc in association with Ad Astra is thrilled to be bringing Stephen Sachs’...
A fragrant garland of classical Indian raga
Målå is a classical Indian music experience featuring international artist Sangeet Mishra, eighth generation sarangi player from Mumbai. Bangalow...
Red hot stoner experience
I was lucky enough to visit Stone & Wood recently to see the initial brew being made of the 2022 Stone Beer, the star attraction at the upcoming Festival of the Stone at Stone & Wood’s Byron brewery site on Saturday 4 June.
Expect saltwater on Ballina roads during king tides
Ballina Shire Council is encouraging motorists to drive safely over the coming days with king tides leading to minor flooding of some local roads.
Stories about "koala extinction risk":
NSW Labor and Coalition vote against Great Koala Park
Koalas in NSW were listed as Endangered on 20 May this year as their number dwindle across the state. Yet yesterday (7 June) both...
Tweed Council calls for same koala protections as Central Coast
The highly criticised NSW Koala SEPP (state environmental planning policy) that has been put forward by the NSW Liberal-National coalition does not protect Tweed Shire rural koala populations said Tweed Shire Mayor Chris Cherry (Independent) at last week’s council meeting.
From Byron to Sydney to Armidale #KoalaDayOfAction
Koalas across NSW and the north coast are under threat with the Nationals’ new plan to allow land clearing and logging just about everywhere. To make your voice hear join in the statewide #Koala Day of Action.
Editorial – Koala Konscience
Is governance, in NSW in particular, about representing your constituents, or is it about following the party line?
No thinking, let alone a conscience on koalas, allowed!
It appears that governance in NSW is no longer about representing your constituents, it is about following the party line, no questions asked. Fortunately for koalas one upper house Liberal MLC Catherine Cusack was prepared to cross the floor in their defense.
Editorial – Clinging onto biodiversity
In case anyone missed the memo, there’s almost no housing, let alone affordable housing, available in Byron Shire. With so many people escaping the cities, Byron Shire is under enormous pressure.
NSW Liberals betray koalas and back down to National Party
Aslan Shand The changes that the National Party have demanded to the Koala State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP), that passed in the NSW Legislative Assembly...
Koala protections stripped away by Berejiklian government
There was a moment of hope when environmentalists were praising the NSW Berejiklian government for standing up to the bullying tactics of their National Party colleagues over protecting koalas. But it didn't last and the Liberal Party has again back-flipped, facilitating the koala's path to extinction by 2050.
What’s the fuss about koalas and the National Party?
Aslan Shand The NSW National Party has decided to stay in the well paid pond of the NSW government following a tantrum over the Koala...
Creating koala parks key to preservation of species
The koala is one of the iconic Australian animals that we are known for around the world. Yet we are failing this animal, and many others, and continuing their drive towards extinction as we continue to drag our feet on creating viable koala parks.
Mandy, you said (Echo, 17 May)]: ‘There’s not many 95-year-olds I wouldn’t be able to overpower if necessary’ and ‘to disarm a 95-year-old with...
It is with great concern and disappointment, but not surprising, we have to declare that the brief hope we had for a nuclear-weapons-free future,...
In his apologia for Israel, what Danny Wakil failed to mention about Israel’s formation is significant. From his description you’d think the founding of Israel...
Backlash Stan Grant
Extraordinary negative and callous statements regarding Stan Grant in the recent edition’s Backlash section. Grant was a terrible host? Grant made the show unwatchable?...