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New venues of concern in Ballina

The Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of new venues of concern associated with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

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Equitable allocation

In properly-scrutinised vaccination rollouts it is to be expected that vaccines are used as a device to protect the...

A matter of choice

I have chosen to receive a vaccination. Others have chosen not to. Unless we are living in some totalitarian state, that...

Lismore coming out of lockdown

At midnight tonight (Wednesday 22 September) lockdown will be lifted for the Lismore local government area (LGA).

A new COVID-19 case flies into the Far North Coast

The Northern NSW Local Health District has confirmed that there is a new case of COVID-19 in Northern NSW today, and they will be included in NSW Health’s official reporting tomorrow.

Tweed Council says ‘No’ to State government taking their developer income

Tweed Shire Councillors have rejected a proposal by the NSW government, that would reduce the ability of local councils to collect infrastructure contributions from developers.

Byron Bay Hempire

S Haslam Inside the gut are about 100 trillion live microorganisms that vitally contribute to a strong immune system. These...

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Remembering Bentley

Saturday 15 May is the seventh anniversary of Victory Day at the historic Bentley Blockade, just west of Lismore.

Explosive new song from William Crighton

'Your Country' is a timely new release from William Crighton, taking aim at unconventional gas and other forms of environmental terrorism threatening Australia.

Battle to save the Pilliga from CSG in its final hour…

The Independent Planning Commission for the NSW government, who will make the final decision on the Narrabri Gas Field development, have heard hundreds of concerns over the last week about the plans to drill 850 coal seam gas wells in and around the Pilliga State Forest in the northwest of NSW.

Planet Watch: the madness and corruption of unconventional gas

The people of the Northern Rivers of NSW breathed a big sigh of relief when they stopped the unconventional gas industry at Bentley. But the industry didn't stop when it hit resistance – it simply went around us, and left the region in a false bubble of security.

CSG inquiry seeks landholder right of refusal

A senate inquiry into the conduct of the unconventional gas industry, headed by independent senator Glenn Lazarus, wants to see the appointment of a federal ombudsman and the enshrined right of landholders to refuse access to miners.

Government defeats Greens’ CSG ban bill in NSW parliament

Updated, 2pm: The NSW government, supported by the Shooters and Fishers, this morning voted down a Greens bill that would have permanently protected the northern rivers from CSG and placed a moratorium on its exploration across the state.

Metgasco announces merger

Junior gas explorer Metgasco (MEL) has announced to the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) that it plans to merge with fellow ASX small-cap miner Elk Petroleum (ELK).

CSG risks ‘can be managed’, says chief scientist

The final report of the independent review of coal seam gas activities in NSW concludes that the CSG industry should be allowed to go ahead in the state, albeit under much tighter control and scrutiny than anywhere else in Australia.

Greens want coal, gas political donations banned

Following yesterday’s announcement from state Labor that it would end all CSG mining in the northern rivers if elected, the Greens have ratcheted up the debate by calling on political donations from mining and gas companies to be banned.

Time for RVC to end support of gas industry

Eric van Beurden, Tatham. Three cheers to Cr Mustow for breaking Richmond Valley Council’s cone of silence on gas mining by initiating a review of their position on gas mining. Yesterday three other councillors also expressed long-held concerns about the potential dangers of gas mining. They too deserve congratulations because it was quite clear that until then, they had been fearful of doing so.

Byron Bay beach party end in PINS and a charge for biting

Police say a woman has been charged and four Penalty Infringement Notices (PINs) issued following a beach party in the Byron Bay area overnight.

Fundraising for koala signs for Bangalow

As the koala mating season has started, Bangalow Koalas has set up fundraising to create incorporate more koala road signs. Bangalow Koalas, who keep a watch...

Nuclear Submarines – just a foot in the door

In the next few months we will hear a lot about how superior nuclear-powered submarines are. Vice Admiral Mike Noonan is even claiming superior stealth characteristics – which is simply not true. Yes, they tend to be faster. This is great if you want to go thousands of kilometres in a matter of days. But they are also much more expensive.

Compost back on Lismore’s gardening menu

Lismore City Council says that their BIOCycle Compost is again on sale from the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre and Nimbin Transfer Station, after a two-year break.