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Secret report reveals government ignored advice to stop logging after Black Summer fires

Following a leaked report it has become clear that independent advice to the NSW government to stop logging areas hardest hit by the Black Summer bushfires was ignored.

Own nothing, go serfing

Although Sapote Brook’s Echo letter correctly stated that nothing was done at COP26 to stop global warming, nevertheless, over...

Tweed Council Greens ticket is seeking to build on the current strengths

Dr Nola Firth has taken the helm of The Greens ticket for the Tweed Shire Council elections on 4...

Kingscliff Public School gets long-awaited upgrade

If you were wondering what is happening at Kingscliff Public School, construction is well underway on an upgrade.

Funding for Rural Landholder projects in 2022

The closing date for applications to join the Rural Landholder Initiative project is looming and rural property owners are...

CWA has ready for the Christmas (w)rap

The Country Women’s Association (CWA) has been supporting women, children and their communities in NSW for almost a century...

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Operation Fortitude: it’s not just clumsy wording that should worry us

The news that the newly formed Australian Border Force (ABF) was partnering Victoria Police and other agencies to mount a special operation in Melbourne’s CBD sparked an immediate storm of protest on Friday.

Thus spake Mungo: The holes in Abbott’s holy cause

Once again our creative prime minister has devised a bold and imaginative solution. Now it just remains to discover a credible problem to go with it. Tony Abbott’s latest wedge, to shut down the protection of the environment from its friends.

Marriage’s (un)holy alliance

It was all over the news on Monday lunchtime – or at least the News Corp news: a new poll showed that 76 per cent of Aussies would like to have a plebiscite on the issue of same-sex marriage. But who commissioned the poll and who conducted it?

Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: Why is Tony Abbott scared of same-sex marriage?

I don’t imagine there are too many loving gay couples putting an empty seat aside for Mr Abbott just in case he decides to cross the floor and the sexuality divide at the same time. He’s like the Grinch who stole gay weddings.

Thus Spake Mungo: Human tragedy triggers Abbott’s nope gland

Nope, nope, nope – the most negative and illiterate of all Tony Abbott’s three-word slogans.His rejection of even the merest consideration of the complex, harrowing and indeed tragic plight of the Rohingya asylum seekers is frankly contemptuous.

Thus Spake Mungo: COAG comes unstuck

Paul Keating’s famous dictum that you should never stand between a state premier and a bucket of money, and his other advice that you should always back self interest because at least you knew it was always trying, has seldom been more dramatically confirmed.

PM to launch new ice taskforce

Prime Minister Tony Abbott says a new taskforce will seek to coordinate a national response to the growing ice epidemic.

Abbott will live to regret his ‘lifestyle choice’

Tony Abbott’s brain snap describing the indigenous outstation movement was not only crass, unthinking and deeply offensive; it was just plain wrong, and wrong on a whole series of different levels, writes Mungo MacCallum.

Right-wing group NCC rallied to Abbott’s rescue over challenge

Tony Abbott's leadership was saved in part by a last-minute email campaign by right-wing group the National Civic Council, which denigrated Malcolm Turnbull and Julie Bishop in an email to its supporters.

PM speaks up for drug smugglers, not asylum seekers

Harald Ehrlich, Suffolk Park. It is good to see that our prime minister has discovered his heart and is speaking up on behalf of our Aussie drug smugglers. Can he extend his compassion a bit further and act on behalf of the hundreds of children incarcerated for no crime, for no good reason and for the rest of their life just for being children of refugees?

Byron candidates 2021 Q&A part 2

Buckle in, seats upright, and loosen the belt!  It’s time to see what candidates have to say – in full – about our collective issues...

COVID update – Aquarius, Lismore sewage fragments and the South African variant

The Northern NSW Local Health District says there have been no new cases of COVID-19 reported in the 24 hours to 8pm 28 November, but, they are urging residents in the Lismore area to be alert for COVID-19 symptoms.

Last chance for tickets to Byron Shire Council Meet the Candidates forum

Today is your last chance to get tickets to tonight’s Byron Shire Meet the Candidates forum in the Byron Theatre.

Thousands gather at Ballina MMAMV rally

Around 2,500 gathered at Missingham Park in Ballina to hear MMAMV speakers before marching to the Ballina police station and then making their way back to the starting point for more speakers.