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Gambian: ‘State budget must encourage uptake of electric vehicles’

The Nature Conservation Council has launched a campaign to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles in NSW, with a video and a petition.

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It’s World Oceans Day!

It's World Oceans Day and we just wanted to honour that with a few photos from our library.

Running out of time

Chibo Mertineit, Lillian Rock I just returned from the ‘Festival of Resistance’, which happened outside of the weapon expo at the...

High school attack

Dan Reade, Ocean Shores Mandy Nolan’s ‘Soapbox’ claim that schools have remained unchanged for the last 200 years, seems only informed...

New Indian: Daughter in Law

This Thursday at 4pm is the soft launch of acclaimed chef-owner Jessi Singh’s ‘unauthentic Indian’ restaurant Daughter in Law...

Independent Ballina councillor determined to reduce 4WD beach impacts

Independent Ballina Shire Councillor Jeff Johnson says he isn’t giving up hope for reduced 4WD access to Seven Mile Beach.

Seriously?

Stephen Bland, Wellington, Aotearo I am a visitor from Aotearoa staying at Suffolk Park. On Wednesday I was in town for...

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Doug Anthony farewelled at state memorial

Former Deputy Prime Minister and MP for Richmond, Doug Anthony, was farewelled at a state memorial service in Tweed Heads on Thursday.

Vale Doug Anthony, 1929-2020

The former Deputy Prime Minister and stalwart of rural politics, Doug Anthony, has died at the age of 90, in Murwillumbah, the northern NSW town where he was born.

Time to choose – protection or extinction for koalas?

While the National Party demands that no effective legislation is brought in to protect koalas and their habitat there is a significant risk that  both State and Commonwealth legal obligations will be contravened if post fire logging continues under existing agreements.

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...

Koala protection SEPP

Today’s performance by the National Party in NSW will go down in history of utter arrogance and total contempt for our vulnerable koalas and other wildlife.

Climate wars – vested interests shape politics while Australia burns

In November 2007, with enormous enthusiasm, Australian voters elected a Kevin Rudd-led Labor government in a landslide, with a huge mandate to implement an emissions trading scheme (ETS) to deal with anthropogenic climate change.

CSG moratorium bill fails in NSW Lower House

Yesterday the Coal Seam Gas (CSG) Moratorium Bill was debated in the NSW Lower House (Legislative Assembly) of parliament and was defeated with 36 votes in favour and 38 votes against.

What could go wrong?

Mobile 100MW nuclear power plants have been proposed by the NSW National Party.

Labor challenges Nationals on One Nation preferences

Labor candidate Asren Pugh has issued a direct challenge to Ballina Nationals’ candidate and Parliamentary Secretary for Renewable Energy Ben Franklin to rule out doing a preference deal with One Nation in the forthcoming state election.

Take responsibility for West Byron

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay I am disgusted by the buck-passing of the Liberal Planning Minister and local National Party member over their government's decision to impose...

Two WRHS rescue flights from Tabulam in one day

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (WRHS) say they travelled to Tabulam twice yesterday in separate incidents in the town.

Drug and firearm offences – Tweed Heads

Police say a man has appeared in court after allegedly being found in possession of firearms, drugs and nearly $10,000 cash in Tweed Heads.

Roar

Kate Coxall, BSC Green candidate, Wilsons Creek In response to the silencing tactics of unaware and privileged men in last week’s Echo, I say ‘No’. We, as women,...

Big donation and new poetry competition for BRFR

Local community group Ballina Region for Refugees is having a big month, with a major anonymous donation amongst other news.