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No letup in the struggle for climate justice

The 43 per cent emissions target passed last week in the House of Representatives lacks the ambition needed to radically diminish Australia’s contribution to global warming. It’s too little, too late.

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Party kits to celebrate sustainably

Ballina Shire Council and Richmond Tweed Regional Libraries have joined forces to offer reusable kids’ party kits, as part of their ongoing commitment to reduce single use items across the shire.

OS Community Garden launches food stall

Members of the Shara Community Gardens gathered on July 31 to launch their new food exchange stall on Shara...

Backlash

Last week’s Backlash asked why the disused rail corridor couldn’t be utilised to prevent another ‘shemozzle’ at Splendour, suggesting...

Council acknowledges desire for house relocations, buybacks and land swaps

Last night Lismore Council looked at House Relocations, Land swaps and Buy Backs when Councillor Adam Guise’s moved a motion that “Council acknowledges flood impacted ratepayers' desire for house relocations, buybacks and land swaps."

Editorial – Bye bye, Prince St froggies

It’s worth pausing to reflect on the mass frogacide that just happened on Prince Street, Mullum, which was led by unquestioning Byron Shire councillors and Resilience NSW.

More wildlife please

When a wallaby loped across the dirt road, my heart leapt. It used to be common to spot wallabies...

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Foley’s promise to ban cable logging welcomed

Environmentalists have welcomed the announcement from NSW Labor leader Luke Foley, that if elected premier he will ensure that cable logging on extremely steep slopes will not be introduced but have lamented that the coalition plans to plough ahead with it,.

Stop logging steep slopes

Jimmy Malecki, Stop Logging Steep Slopes Campaign. One of my New Year's promises to myself this year is to be involved as much as I can in producing video, photography and website information that will aid conservation groups in protecting threatened species and our natural environment.

Flood on Prince Street

It seems that the strongest impediment to the Prince Street temporary housing is the addition of fill to the site, which will add to...

Editorial – Bye bye, Prince St froggies

It’s worth pausing to reflect on the mass frogacide that just happened on Prince Street, Mullum, which was led by unquestioning Byron Shire councillors and Resilience NSW.

Byron Council to vote on major flood recovery works  

Major drainage enhancements in flood-affected areas, and the employment of a Council officer to help residents rebuild and return to their homes, are among a raft of measures proposed by Byron Council under the latest round of disaster funding.

Car park housing

In recent weeks the idea by Council to develop the existing car park in Station Street has dropped out of the news and out...