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One death and 1,219 new COVID-19 cases in Northern Rivers

In the 24 hours to 8pm 25 January there was one death and 1,219 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD).

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A new Mungo needed

A new Mungo is needed to investigate, report and comment, because the major media sure as hell ain’t! When is...

Band Called Stereo soon to be legends of Byron

A new group out of Byron, Band Called Stereo, have recently recorded and released the first single from their new album. Nothing extraordinary in that, apart from the fact that two of the members have just completed Year Ten and the other two have just complete Year Nine

Free Skills for Recovery course available

Byron Community College say they have received NSW Government funding as part of the Skills for Recovery initiative.

Ballina’s Citizen of the Year announcement to be livestreamed

As COVID 19 continues to make life complicated for people on the Northern Rivers and beyond, Ballina Shire Council has decided to livestream its Australia Day event, including the Citizen of the Year announcement, from 9am on Wednesday.

Vax the child

I am writing about the upcoming COVID-19 vaccinations for children. I am and remain a vax-sceptic. My reasons are...

Storylines – Aboriginal Tent Embassy 1972–2022 – the power of patience

As the 50th anniversary of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy draws near, the attention of the nation is again being drawn to the lawns of Old Parliament House. However, this time the actions of the few do not encompass the views and needs of First Nations people.

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Minister causing ‘serious and irreversible harm’ in State forests

North East Forest Alliance have accused the Ministers for Environment and Foresty, Matt Kean and Paul Toole, of dereliction of duty for failing to implement the minimal changes recommended by the Natural Resources Commission.

NEFA says logging in Cherry Tree must stop

The North East Forest Alliance says that logging on the Richmond Range must stop until outstanding issues are addressed.

Following the lead of Western Australia and Victoria

Following the leads of Western Australia and Victoria by adopting a plan to phase out logging of public native forests, is what a local alliance is asking of the NSW Government.

‘Unlawful’ forest agreements head to court

The North East Forest Alliance and the Environmental Defenders Office are challenging what they refer to as the ‘rubber stamped’ ongoing destruction of forest ecosystems of the north-east NSW forests from Sydney to the Queensland border.

Burnt, logged and flogged? Unsustainable forestry continues unabated

The North East Forest Alliance is calling for an immediate 10% reduction in wood supply commitments to north-coast sawmillers from public forests because of the widespread death of trees due to the Black Summer bushfires.

Koala SEPP fails to protect koalas says expert

The exclusion of rural and forestry zones from the new State Environmental Planning Policy (Koala Habitat Protection) 2021 is ‘a disaster for koalas’, says Dailan Pugh from North East Forest Alliance (NEFA).

From Byron to Sydney to Armidale #KoalaDayOfAction

Koalas across NSW and the north coast are under threat with the Nationals’ new plan to allow land clearing and logging just about everywhere. To make your voice hear join in the statewide #Koala Day of Action.

Koala groups lobby Tweed MP Geoff Provest for action

Local koala groups have been taking action to protect NSW koalas by meeting with Tweed State Member of Parliament, Geoff Provest seeking his support for action on koala protections and asking him not to support the koala killing legislation his government are putting forward.

NEFA’s plea: look before you log

NEFA is demanding that the NSW Government reconsider their refusal to undertake pre-logging surveys for koalas and other threatened species in burnt forests before logging.

NEFA say Berejiklian is ‘extincting koalas’

NEFA claim that the Berejiklian Government has comprehensively caved into the loggers by introducing legislation that removes requirements to protect core Koala habitat, and doubles the period of logging approvals from 15 to 30 years.

Kindness to animals recognised in Tweed Shire Australia Day awards

The care Amanda Philp has provided to numerous animals on land and from the sea has seen her recognised as Tweed Shire Citizen of the Year.

What does Australia Day mean?

Another Australia Day. Another divisive polemic about the date, the day, and its meaning. Those who seek to change the date argue that 26 January signifies the beginning of Britain’s invasion of Australia and the violent expropriation of Aboriginal lands.

Man charged following pursuit – Far North Coast

A man has been charged with driving offences following a police pursuit in the state’s far north.

More government support needed for nurses

What would it take to keep our nurses and paramedics from resigning en masse as the current crisis in the NSW health care system worsens?