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Should the Northern Rivers be opening up to mines?

The question of whether or not mining should be allowed in the Northern Rivers has once again been raised and the issue is being brought to the table in the NSW Parliament.

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Chainsaw accident Ewingsdale

A 44-year-old arborist suffered a serious lower leg injury following a chainsaw accident at a Ewingsdale property yesterday.

Superior to civilisation as we know it

Indigenous folk of the Australian continent existed in superior fashion to civilisation as we know it   My evidence, your Dishonour?   There were no policemen, no wrongful...

NSW Legislative Council expresses concerns over push to burn native forests for power

The NSW Legislative Council unanimously passed a motion expressing its concerns over the growing push by industry to burn NSW native forests for electricity and hydrogen production.

Community sport warms up as restrictions recede

Amid the uncertainty of COVID-19 and the winding back of public health restrictions, summer sporting codes are doing what they can to get their season underway.

4WDs multiplying on Seven Mile Beach?

Beach users in Lennox Head are reporting much higher numbers of 4WDs on Seven Mile Beach recently, along with...

Cr Darlene Cook: ‘working to restore accountability and trust in our Council’

Current Lismore Councillor Darlene Cook has served one term on Lismore Council and at the December LGA election, she plans to run for Mayor.

Stories about "religion":

Shopping for a new religion? Here’s one where Gaia is the supernatural

In the absence of a ‘religion devoted to a healthy environment and a sustainable human civilisation’, environmental scientist and author Guy Lane decided to start one.

Thus spake Mungo: sex, religion and politics 100 days after ScoMo’s win

The showdown over religion could well provoke a serious schism, speaketh Mungo. Trouble is brewing in the mess.

The Easter myth and the decline of religion

Christianity is in relentless decline in the West and one reason is clear enough: it cherishes faith in metaphysical beliefs that are entirely baseless.

Editorial: A climate of duality

The human condition and the nature of the universe – a battle between good and evil, synaptic anomalies or just chaotic randomness...

Even bad politicians can show the way

Hayo van der Woude, Mullumbimby. Arch conservatives Donald Trump and Tony Abbott have packaged their aggression as compassion, according to Waleed Aly (SMH, December 12).

The violence written into religious texts

Adrian Gattenhof, Mullumbimby. Civilisation is advanced by, among other things, pushing back against the claims of religion, not by bowing to them. Islamic fundamentalism is pushing the other way, against secular humanism, diversity and tolerance, not just in the Middle East but wherever it commands sufficient adherents.

Paid parking review on the table for Byron Shire Council

Touted as their ‘first detailed policy position ahead of the Council elections’, the Byron Independents have announced their plans to expand pay parking in ‘other towns’ like Brunswick Heads and Mullumbimby.

Community sport warms up as restrictions recede

Amid the uncertainty of COVID-19 and the winding back of public health restrictions, summer sporting codes are doing what they can to get their season underway.

Freedoms and rights

Whilst I agree with most of Adrian Gattenhoff’s assertions in Letters (13 October: Perrotet and Opus Dei) I urge him not to be fooled...

Masters of disasters

If ever alarm bells were sounded for Ballina and ignored, they surely were those of former mayor and West Ballina farmer, Bert Barlow, in...