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Lake Ainsworth Cyanobacteria Update – RED ALERT

Ballina Shire Council has just issued a Red Alert for Lake Ainsworth. Water should NOT be used for primary recreation. Users should obey all signage erected by Council.

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Gladys’ resignation

The entrenched corruption that tied senior politicians and police to notorious underworld figures in NSW for decades from the...

Lismore Councillors vote to seek urgent changes to the NSW Government roadmap to reopening

Residents in regional areas and local government area representatives, are already straining under what appears to be the Sydney centricity of the NSW Roadmap

Man wanted on outstanding arrest warrants – Mullumbimby and Central Coast

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man wanted on outstanding warrants who may be working around Mullumbimby and Central Coast.

Queensland Parliamentary Annexe disturbed by Extinction Rebellion protest

This morning, October 13, a protest organised by Extinction Rebellion disrupted the Queensland Parliamentary Annexe in Brisbane.

Final Tallowood stage up before Byron Council

The world may be in a state of immense turmoil and uncertainty, but at least we can rely on the inexorable forward march of the Tallowood housing development in Mullumbimby.

A prisoner of hope – healing possible as Country returned

In a recent conversation, with a dear friend, Gumilaroi educator Professor Bob Morgan, my spirit was lifted when he told me that after 50+ years of struggling for justice and equity for First Nations’ people in Australia and overseas that he remains ‘a prisoner of hope’ despite the glacial speed of progress and change.

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Ban on Maules Creek clearing ‘vindicates concerns’

The decision made by the NSW Department of Planning to deny Whitehaven Coal a special permit to clear for the Maules Creek coal mine...

Leard Forest clearing halted for winter

Whitehaven Coal yesterday announced it would halt its clearing of Leard State Forest until September following an injunction in the NSW Land and Environment Court by the Maules Creek Community Council.

Leard case to continue today

An urgent injunction taken out by the Maules Creek Community Council to stop land clearing over winter in Leard State Forest will continue in the NSW Land and Environment Court today.

Whitehaven ‘bulldozing 5000 acres’ of forest

Major tree clearing in Leard State Forest for the Maules Creek Coal mine will be interrupted by protestors for a third day today, according to the website frontlineaction.org. But the news from the group’s broadcast SMS is rather more dire.

Clearing begins at Leard State Forest

The first major clearing of Leard State Forest for the controversial Maules Creek coal mine began on Wednesday but was quickly halted by protestors suspended from some of the trees that are threatened with clearing. Fears are held for many bird species that overwinter in the forest.

Anti-mine campaigners immobilise drill rig

Two people have immobilised a drill rig at the controversial Maules Creek coal mine site in the Leard State Forest.

Blockade stalls work on forest coal mine

Work on the controversial Maules Creek coal mine near Boggabri has been stopped for the second time this week, as locals and supporters, many from the northern rivers, continued to blockade the site.

Dozens rail against council decision to oust blockade campers

Narrabri residents pleaded with their local councillors yesterday not to force campers off public lands in the shire in the face of a growing number of forest protectors blockading a controversial coal-mine project.

Drawing the line on Leard State Forest

Deep in the Leard State Forest, something massive is stirring. Whitehaven Coal is set to construct the Maules Creek mine, decimating local farming communities and critically endangered woodland.

STP problems ignored

The people in Byron Shire need to start asking Byron Shire Council (BSC) and councillors when are they actually going to responsibly and effectively...

So long Greens

So, where to now for Greens voters disillusioned with local MP Tamara Smith advocating the big pharmaceutical program? One would have thought a Greens approach...

Immunity

I know I’m not the only one who has joined the dots between Byron Shire having the lowest vaccination rate in the state and...

One new COVID case in Lismore and Local Health District venues of concerns

Northern NSW Local Health District says there has been one new case of COVID-19 reported for the are to 8pm 17 October.