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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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Lismore Council’s Advisory Groups need you

Lismore Mayor Steve Krieg said the Council is seeking passionate locals to participate in the Aboriginal Advisory Group, the Access and Inclusion Advisory Group and the Nimbin Advisory Group.

Validity of a visa

As a 90-year-old, I have travelled many years since I was 18 years of age; to America, the UK...

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.

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.

Sneaky Eats

Sandra Haslam There are times when the fullness of living life squeezes our ability to create our own nutritious and...

Lismore to celebrate Australia Day with awards and Citizenship Ceremony

Many people will celebrate Australia Day next week and Lismore City Council has announced some of the nominees for this year’s Australia Day Awards.

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Gloucester community delighted that Rocky Hill judgment to stand

The ruling on the proposed coal mine for Gloucester made it clear that the impact of coal mining on local communities is detrimental – yet the threat of an appeal still hung over the local community of Gloucester. 

Greens to hold Lismore forum on ‘koala crisis’

A koala expert, president of Friends of the Koala and the former EDO CEO will address a community forum to raise awareness about the plight of NSW’s koalas at Lismore Workers Club next Tuesday.

Community gets a say in court review of Gloucester coal mine

The community group Gloucester Groundswell has been fighting for a say in the greenfield open cut coal mine at Gloucester for 12 years, now they will get their chance.

EDO closes Lismore office

The legal group most often turned to by activists seeking to end illegal environmental practices has confirmed it is set to close its only regional office, based in Lismore.

Public workshop over Lennox sand quarry proposal

Lennox Head residents are being urged to have their say about the controversial redevelopment application by McGearys Sand Quarry currently before Ballina Shire Council. The DA is set to be determined by the Joint Regional Planning Panel in coming months.

Screening to celebrate a decade defending the environment

The EDO (formerly Environment Defenders Office) has been mounting legal arguments to protect precious places throughout the northern rivers for 10 years, despite defunding by both levels of government. Now it's time to celebrate their achievements.

‘Devil in the detail’ of north coast plan: EDO

Environmental advocacy lawyers EDO believe the threat of resumed CSG exploration on the north coast is relatively small but are very concerned about the fate of development outlined in the draft North Coast Regional Plan on dwindling koala populations.

Rock-wall letter did not go unregarded: Byron GM

Byron Shire Council’s general manager Ken Gainger has disputed last week’s Echo story regarding due process over a legal letter sent to council over its controversial rock wall project at Belongil.

Byron council risked injunction over EDO rock wall letter

Byron Shire Council’s startling revelations over planning objections and implementation of their Belongil Rock Wall resolution raise fresh concerns over the council’s processes.

Court overturns Adani coal mine in central Qld

The federal government’s approval of Adani’s Carmichael coal mine in central Queensland, which would have been one of the largest coal mines in the world and responsible for substantial greenhouse gas emissions, has been overturned in the Federal Court of Australia.

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?