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Celebrating the life of Uncle Gordon Johnson 31/8/1950  – 26/1/2023

Pastor Uncle Gordon Johnson died peacefully on January 26. A celebration of his life will take place this Saturday, 11 February at the Mullumbimby Showground.

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Stories about "land clearing laws":

Burning our forests for energy unsustainable say NEFA

As glaciers, ice sheets and the poles continue to melt due to the human impacts on the environment it is bordering on criminal for the Australian and NSW governments to be supporting the increase of CO2 in the atmosphere, let alone clearing and burning trees for biomass energy production.

Is Queensland reverting to the Bjelke era?

‘It is essential that society has a relief valve for people to be able to peacefully, and strongly, act on their beliefs.'

Great Barrier Reef: environment minister’s unlawful decision on land clearing

Federal minister for the environment has now conceded that the decision to apply the least rigorous environmental assessment to the proposed clearing of 2,100 ha of native vegetation in the Great Barrier Reef catchment was unlawful.

NSW land-clearing rises 800 per cent

The annual rate of land-clearing soared 800 per cent in the three years before the Liberal-National government downgraded environmental protections further and made it easier for clearing to occur, new data show.

Land-clearing policy failed to stack up but approved anyway

The EDO has successfully argued the public has a right to know that the Australian Government decided to accredit the NSW land-clearing offsets policy despite concerns it failed to meet national environmental standards.

Habitat trees damaged in plantation clearing

Concerns over erosion management, significant damage to important habitat trees and disregard for Aboriginal heritage at Busby's Flat near Casino have been raised in relation to plantation clearing taking place over the weekend.

45 million native animals in Qld face ‘death threat’

The Queensland Liberal National Party’s vegetation management policy will ‘guarantee the slaughter of 45 million animals including koalas that are killed by deforestation in the state each year,’ the Wilderness Society says.

More than 2.2 million hectares of NSW koala habitat could be cleared, claims WWF

WWF-Australia has commissioned a report that finds more than 2.2 million hectares of koala habitat could be cleared under proposed changes to tree clearing...

Helicopters, dogs and the police four day cannabis raid

While we get the hemp industry going on the Northern Rivers and the plant is legal in many countries across the world the police have once again headed out with their choppers and dogs to curb the cannabis cultivation that the region is known for. 

$945 or $45,500 – what is the value of a tree In Kingscliff? 

Dr Firth questions arborists' valuation of a paperbark tree to be removed for Kingscliff development and says the council needs to 'establish a reasonable standard of tree valuation'. 

Remembering the latest victim of domestic violence, killed by a man on bail

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Bruns fig tree slated for the chop gets reprieve

A much-loved fig tree next to the Brunswick Heads boat harbour has been saved from destruction – for now – by the quick thinking of a local activist.