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Hayo van der Woude, Myocum 2021 promises to be the greatest year yet for revelations of unethical behaviour and corruption in...

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Will Multiple Occupancies rise again in Byron?

Could Multiple Occupancy housing developments be reintroduced in the Byron Shire as a way of addressing the growing housing crisis?

Forest blockade stops logging at Wild Cattle Creek

A tree-sitter a the Newry Native Forest Blockade has stopped NSW Forestry Corporation (FCNSW) from logging native forest an hour and a half west of Coffs Harbour in Wild Cattle Creek state forest this morning.

Big donation and new poetry competition for BR4R

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

Echo ad leads to AVO arrest of Council activist

Vocal Council critic and longtime activist, John Anderson, aka Fast Buck$, was arrested last Friday night for allegedly breaching his Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) by an Echo ad.

Pocket Herbs and Indigenous organisation, Currie Country partner to supply native foods

An important ingredient in creating a high-quality, unique dining experience in the Northern Rivers is the diversity and availability...

Catch Flock’s Brice Fundraiser: Cycle For Brighter Futures

Matt Brice cycled through India solo in 2014 under the name of Cycle for Brighter Futures (CFBF), raising funds...

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Government fails to protect koalas

Greens MP and Committee Chair Cate Faehrmann said the Government’s response to the NSW Upper House Inquiry into Koala Populations and their Habitat, released yesterday, indicates it has no intention of acting upon many key recommendations made by the Committee in order to stop koalas becoming extinct in NSW before 2050.

Lismore to host environment conference

Extinction and the climate crisis are the key theme of the NSW Regional Environment Conference 2019 which will be held in Lismore. The crisis facing the North Coast koala population from deforestation will be top of the agenda.

Land clearing laws ‘a licence to kill’

A meeting at Marvell Hall in Byron Bay on Thursday heard the Nature Conservation Council outline its plans to take the NSW Government to court over its controversial land clearing laws.

Burning forests for power ‘morally indefensible’

The state and federal government rule out burning biomass from native forests for electricity after it was revealed the Clean Energy Finance Corporation was lobbying federal MPs to support the proposal. [1]

Baird’s biodiversity laws for big agribusiness

Kate Smolski , Nature Conservation Council CEO. The public has given a huge thumbs down to the Baird government’s plans to weaken environmental controls and accelerate land clearing.

Biodiversity Bill a path to extinction

Kate Smolski , Chief Executive Officer , Nature Conservation Council of NSW Many people in NSW may not know that Premier Mike Baird is rewriting...

NCC welcomes Labor’s signal on environment

The NSW Nature Conservation Council (NCC) has welcomed the appointment of Penny Sharpe as the shadow minister for the planning, the environment and heritage in its ALP front bench line-up.

Scrapping Native Veg Act ‘black day for nature’ in NSW

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmTyX5YxECk Total Environment Centre director Jeff Angel gives the TEC’s view on environmental issues related to the environment Conservation groups say they are appalled by the...

State bureaucrats ‘foisting’ West Byron plan on council

Byron Residents Group and the Nature Conservation Council have spoken out against what they call state government attempts to 'foist' a development control plan for West Byron on council.

Extended CSG exploration freeze welcomed

The Nature Conservation Council of NSW has welcomed a state government decision to continue the moratorium on issuing new coal seam gas exploration licences but says the move doesn't go far enough.

Localisation fantasy

Boyd Kellner, Newrybar The world’s richest person, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has increased his wealth from $130 billion to $186 billion during the pandemic. USA...

Anatomy is destiny

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre Five members of Byron Friends of Palestine visited Justine Elliot to discuss whether the ALP would endorse public condemnation...

Vaccinations

Vyvyan Stott, Mullumbumby The government doctors have announced that vaccinations are compulsory for nurses . Yet our constitution states parliament may make laws regarding health, but...

Bad news

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I’ve taken umbrage with the expression, ‘fake news,’ – proud of our Echo – but the article on page 5,...