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Rapey Liberal culture is their undoing

Former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins’ steel-eyed testimony around rape allegations saw spiders crawl from under rocks and spread in all directions last week. 

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PM forced

Narelle Rendalls, Ballina With reference to the recent serious sexual assault allegations in Canberra, our Prime Minister has a lot to...

Coal scuttle

Alan Veacock, Cumbalum After some serious arm-twisting from the rest of the sane world, led by Joe Biden, the ‘marketing...

Music fest aims to be COVID-19 recovery event

Byron Bay could host a two-day, beachside music and arts festival in June this year, after an application to hold the event was lodged with Byron Council.

Ballina Dragons invite public to have a go

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is having a come and try day on Saturday 6 March, on the Richmond River at Ballina.

The amazing world of seeds

Hilary Bain If it wasn’t for seeds and plants, we humans, along with all the animals, birds and insects would...

Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

Stories about "Pilliga":

Community still fighting gas expansion in Narrabri

Even though almost all of the 23,000 submissions in response to the the Santos Narrabri Project were against Pilliga CSG mining going ahead, locals...

Farmers and traditional custodians protest Pilliga pipeline

North-west NSW farmers were joined by a traditional custodian last week at a protest outside the Sydney annual general meeting of the company that plans to build a gas pipeline to Santos’s controversial Narrabri coal seam gas scheme.

Cloudcatcher Media highlights farmers in the ‘Sacrifice Zone’

Months into the making of their new film, local duo Cloudcatcher Media has launched a trailer and the farmers who are producing the project have launched a Chuffed crowdfunder

Court approves Narrabri CSG water treatment facility

  The NSW Land and Environment Court yesterday gave a green light for Santos to operate its 'Leewood' coal seam gas (CSG) wastewater treatment facility near...

Court to decide if Santos Pilliga CSG facility is illegal

A court case will begin today that could see a halt to Santos’ CSG water treatment facility near the Pilliga State Forest, an internationally renowned ecosystem near Narrabri in north-west NSW.

M’bah grandmother locks on to stop gas mining

Pressure is mounting on gas miner Santos to abandon its gas project in the Pilliga with yet another two grandmothers locking on this morning, including one from Murwillumbah

Environment minister’s cousin protests at Santos’ Pilliga site

Federal environment minister Greg Hunt’s first cousin today suspended herself 12 metres in the air to interrupt work at Santos’ controversial Leewood coal seam gas wastewater plant. And she was joined by some Lismore supporters.

North coasters among 10 arrested at Pilliga CSG site

Several north coast locals are among ten arrested at the Santos Pilliga CSG treatment plant so far.

Lismore Nanna locks on in Pilliga forest

A 51-year-old Knitting Nanna from Lismore has spent this morning 'locked-on' to the gates of Santos’ Leewood wastewater facility, which is part of the company’s plans to develop 850 gas wells in the Pilliga forest near Narrabri in North West NSW.

Tales from the political coalface

'Mungo and I last discussed politics just after the federal election on Late Night Live. We both knew what Abbott would do – seek to close down free speech and climate change science information and further corporate interests at the expense of community,' writes Margo Kingston.

Missing teen – Tweed Heads

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a boy reported missing from Tweed Heads.

Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

Bangalow blackspot puts school children at risk

Will action ever be taken to protect school kids getting on and off the bus on Lismore Road, Bangalow as trucks fly by at 80km/h?

Lifting the lid on plans to build a retirement village in Ewingsdale

The letter sent to the residents of Ewingsdale last year by holiday park owner Ingenia seemed fairly innocuous at first glance...