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Mandatory mask wearing is not working. Supermarkets can’t seem to enforce this, unfortunately. If like me, you see a...

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Printmakers make their mark at Tweed Regional Gallery

A new exhibition featuring the work of some of Australia’s leading printmakers has been installed and is ready to be enjoyed by visitors when the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre reopens tomorrow.

Byron’s CBD heights limits pushed – again 

The developer behind a new, multi-storey motel to be built in central Byron Bay has applied to further increase the height of the building, despite having already been allowed to exceed the maximum height limit for that part of town.

Teacher shortage hitting schools across NSW

With the mandatory vaccination date getting closer, the NSW Teachers Federation says there is already a shortage of teachers.

The Greens and Ballina Council

With the Greens announcing their intention to contest the Ballina Shire local government election to be held in December...

Mechanism of so much destructive economic policy re ‘la covida’, IMF

The IMF (US controlled, unelected) offered governments $650 billion in Special Drawing Rights, to buffer losses caused by economic...

Did NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian bow to media pressure?

After announcing last Friday that she would discontinue her daily press conference and the media backlash that followed, New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian was back at her post at 11am today fronting the camera and question

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EVs, solar, storage and tree-planting: Ballina Shire Council’s climate change policy

‘More ambitious than the NSW and Australian government targets,’ says the Ballina Shire Council’s sustainability projects officer, Sharyn Hunnisett, of the local government’s draft climate change policy.

Should NSW coal be replaced by SA renewables?

At first blush it might sound like a no-brainer but when energy distribution companies are involved, nothing is quite what it seems, argues Giles Parkinson.

Australia’s energy transition hostage to Marshall law

The consequences of South Australia’s election result last Saturday will be felt far beyond the state’s borders.

Solar employs over 10,000 Australians

Some 16,042 rooftop PVA systems were installed over January, supporting 5,337 full-time jobs, according to the latest Renewable Energy Index. And another 5,456 jobs are set to be created by large-scale solar farms under construction.

Tide turns as solar, storage costs trump naysayers

Looking at the machinations over the proposed Adani coal mine in Queensland’s Galilee Basin this week, it is hard to imagine that any sort of progress has been made in Australia in what all but a determined few accept is the inevitable clean energy transition.

Falling green-energy costs ‘to stop’ fossil-fuel growth

Falling costs of renewable energy technologies could lead to a halt in the growth of global demand for environmentally harmful fossil fuels, according to a new report.

New-age bikes take Tyalgum by storm

The first in many moves to see the town of Tyalgum go off-grid took place on the weekend with RenewEconomy editor and Echonetdaily contributor Giles Parkinson there to oversee it.

Australia’s big energy switch

According to global analysts Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the future is clear: wind and solar will replace coal and gas fired generation, and a lot quicker than many think.

Green future or no future

Lyn Dickinson, Pottsville What is missing from election campaigns are a narrative and vision for the future. Instead all we get are three word slogans....

Big crowd turns out to see renewable energy in action

Around 2,000 people attended the inaugural Renew Fest sustainability festival at Mullumbimby Showground on Saturday (June 18) , exceeding even the organisers' expectations.

Mechanism of so much destructive economic policy re ‘la covida’, IMF

The IMF (US controlled, unelected) offered governments $650 billion in Special Drawing Rights, to buffer losses caused by economic suicide policies, which read like...

Police arrest 32 in protests across the state

Police say they have prevented the mass gathering of people in various locations across NSW, arresting 32 people and issuing 265 Penalty Infringement Notices in a coordinated and mobile response to planned protest activity.

COVID update – sewage detection in East and South Lismore and Byron Bay

Northern NSW Local Health District is urging people in the Lismore City and Byron Bay areas to get tested for COVID-19, after fragments of the virus were detected in samples from the East Lismore, South Lismore and Byron Bay sewage treatment plants.

The old slouch hat

‘This is my favourite,’ we say espite the painfully obvious fact that we all, from time to time enjoy a wide variety of hats. Jon Summers, Suffolk Park