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Protests against Violet CoCo’s 15 months imprisonment

On Friday environment activist Violet CoCo faced the Magistrates Court, at the Downing Centre in Sydney for peacefully protesting climate inaction. She was sentenced to  15 months imprisonment, with a non-parole period of eight months for engaging in non-violent protest.

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Strong winds and good tides set up a race day of fast sailing on the Tweed River

Matt Andrews with his trusty crew puts Powder Monkeys through its paces. Photo supplied. A big incoming tide and a...

BreastScreen van comes to Byron

The BreastScreen NSW mobile van will be in Byron Bay from 14 – 21 December at the Cavanbah Centre on Ewingsdale Road. Free mammograms are provided to eligible women aged between 50 and 74 and there’s no referral needed.

Greens for energy

V. Cosford Remember how huge wheatgrass juice was – ten to fifteen years ago? Walk past a local cafe and...

RAT effectiveness: does it wane with each new COVID-19 variant?

While the spike protein on the SARS-CoV-2 virus is the site of most immunity-evading mutations, RATs instead search for the nucleocapsid proteins below the virus surface.

Ballina Farmers Market: on Sundays

Going to Ballina Farmers Market on a Sunday is always a joy. The food and produce are outstanding, as...

Dogs – stay out 

Byron’s Main Beach and playground is a no-dog area. About ten signs clearly state this and unless someone is...

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No ‘real’ parliamentary debate on logging NSW public native forests

Last Thursday, October 13 in Sydney the public gallery in the lower house of NSW parliament was packed with citizens hoping to hear their representatives support the community’s calls for an end to the logging of our public native forests.

Parliamentary debate on logging forced by petition’s 21,000 signatures

Yesterday in Sydney the public gallery in the NSW lower house of parliament was packed with citizens hoping to hear their representatives support the community's calls for an end to the logging of our public native forests.

Time is up for business as usual on biodiversity

The North Coast Environment Council says it’s about time we had a Prime Minister who understands there is a biodiversity crisis and who is prepared to make a public global commitment to reversing biodiversity loss.

NSW Government fails to listen to community on native forest logging

NSW Greens MP Sue Higginson says the NSW Government response to the 21 thousand signatories on a petition to end native forest logging has failed to recognise the considered calls for a transition plan that makes economic and ecological sense.

Another tree-sitter stops logging in Ellis State Forest

Sitting 20 metres high amongst the canopy of Ellis State Forest this morning, a community member has stopped all machinery from operating by attaching a tree-sit to the equipment in the logging area, putting a halt to works for today.

Call to end logging in koala habitat as NSW Forestry Corporation fined $200,000+

Yesterday NSW Forestry Corporation was fined $135,600 fine for destroying high use koala habitat on the NSW North Coast, dating back to 2018, and then ordered to pay $150,000 of the Environment Protection Authority’s legal costs.

NSW government ‘irresponsible’ in extending logging

The NSW government extended the agreements to supply wood from NSW State Forests which North East Forest Alliance has called ‘an act of gross irresponsibility'.

NSW Koala Strategy set to fail

The North East Forest Alliance have said that the NSW government’s Koala Strategy released last Friday is set up to fail.

Logging costs taxpayers $20m

Hard evidence that logging the native Australian forests does not add up economically and that it will have risk of ‘serious or irreversible harm’ to native forests appears to hold no water with the current NSW state government.

Protest halts logging in Wentworth Hills

Activists from The Bob Brown Foundation have today immobilised all logging machinery ripping into ancient native forests in the Wentworth Hills area of Tasmania’s Central Plateau. This protest follows on from a week of protests in the same forest last month, which saw four protesters arrested.

Monash report: women will wait 200 years for income equity

The first Australian Women’s Health and Wellbeing Scorecard: Towards equity for women from Monash University found that at current rates it will take 70 years to reach full-time employment equality with men, and more than 200 years to reach income equity.

So you think someone needs a puppy for Christmas?

If you’re thinking about giving your loved one a puppy as a gift this Christmas, Dogs Australia urges you to think twice.

Handball bouncing kids back after the floods

Following the 2022 floods, Albert Park Public School teacher Troy Davies had an idea to bring about a bit of much-needed fun into students’ lives by suggesting the handball competition to beat them all.

Pianos delivered, for the people!

Following the devastating 2022 floods, Pianos for the People answered the call to bring music to the people of the Northern Rivers.