As the government talks about getting the economy going by proposing the removal of regulations on development, subsidising gas and reducing environmental requirements for coal seam gas development the Rainforest 4 Foundation is taking the opposite approach.
Updated, 10pm: If you are in the area of Sugarbag Road, it is too late to leave. Seek shelter if the fire impacts on your property or location. Protect yourself from the heat of the fire.
One of two major bushfires burning in the Richmond Valley has now burnt out more than 3,290 hectares and remains out of control.
Of four bushfires burning in the Northern Rivers since the weekend, just one has been contained while firefighters are close to bringing another under control.
A 14-year-old boy has been arrested in what appears to be a copycat arson attack, after an RFS fire truck was damaged and an estimated 175 hectares of land was burnt out in a deliberately-lit fire near Tabulam on Saturday.