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Comment: Bridging the flooded divide

In the sodden floodplains the divide among those affected has never been clearer – those who were insured, and those who weren’t, renters and owners, Lismore LGA and everywhere else.

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One Nation ‘ghost’ haunting Richmond

Less than a week out from the election, mystery surrounds the One Nation candidate and her connection to the electorate.

Gameau’s Regenerating Australia screens May 20

Regenerating Australia, by Damon Gameau, is a short film that looks back at the next ten years from the eve of 2029 and recounts all of the actions we have taken on climate change and ecological degradation.

Give up your fire

Mandy Nolan’s article (4 May) suggesting (among other things) we try to avoid heating to reduce emissions is sensible.  A...

Rorts unlimited

Commuter car park rorts, sports rorts, emissions reduction scheme rorts (that don’t reduce emissions) and bike track rorts. The...

Storylines – Stop the rot and take action

Having spent a long time reflecting on the last 13 weeks since the floods devastated our region, many important issues have come to my attention – loss of homes, possessions, safety, schools suspended from flooding, chaos, death, loss of animals, extreme anxiety and desperation, and so much more.

2022 Environmental Citizen of the Year Awards

Two local groups have been nominated for the he Environmental Citizen of the Year Awards, an initiative of The Australia Day Council of NSW in partnership with Return and Earn.

Stories about "meat":

Getting annoyed with NSW Farmers naming ‘rights’

The Annoying Vegan has become more annoyed today with what they see as the NSW Farmers getting on their high horse about the use of the words ‘meat’ and ‘milk’.

NSW Farmers want ‘meat’ to be removed from use on plant foods

NSW Farmers are calling for clarification of the vocabulary for alternative proteins and they have submitted a motion to the Senate Standing Committee to review the use of meat vocabulary on plant-based products.

Editorial: The beef about meat

Firstly, let me declare an interest: I have been a vegetarian for 49 years, so tasty cow parts are not high on my agenda.

Should Byron shire council stop the steak?

Highlighting the significant reduction of green house gas emissions that the choice to go vegan can have, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have urged the Byron shire council ‘to take a bite out of climate change by serving only vegan food at official meetings, functions and other events.’

Grants to support arts and culture flood recovery

Nearly 50 arts and cultural organisations, screen practitioners, individual artists and collaborative groups impacted by recent floods will have access to $500,000 in funding.

Climate-related disasters influenced the election, Climate Council says

There was a clear connection between climate change-related disasters and voting in the Federal Election, according to the Climate Council.

Ballina Jetboat Surf Rescue stuck in the shed

Dave Carter, the President of Ballina Jetboat Surf Rescue, has gone public about a controversy which has been keeping his team's boat out of rescue service for the last three months.

Recalcitrant dogs

I could be a lot richer collecting $1 from all those who have told me to ‘get f****ed’ with their ‘companion animal’ being where...