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Move Beyond Coal turning up heat on government

Move Beyond Coal says it will be staging protests at Labor MP offices around the country over the next week to 'turn up the heat' on the government to stop approving climate-wrecking coal and gas projects.

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What if?

The purpose of increasing interest rates as a ‘blunt instrument’ to lower inflation, is simply to take disposable income...

NSW Planning Panel unanimously rejects controversial development on Ballina floodplain

Yesterday the NSW Planning Panel unanimously rejected Gemlife’s proposal for a major 'seniors living' development on a flood prone site on Burns Point Ferry Road, West Ballina.

From the Deep South to the Far North

A Message from Tasmania: ‘If you care about what you eat, be careful what you buy.’ A campaign to protect some of Australia’s most pristine waterways from industrial destruction is being launched nationally at the Brunswick Picture House on Friday evening at a live music and video event.

Celebrate a native food Christmas with Mindy Woods & Santos Organics

A time for culture and connection at the table – Santos Organics are excited to announce that Mindy Woods...

Kangkung and Ceylon spinach

Victoria Cosford I’d never heard of kangkung until Ryan Bruin mentioned it to me. This was during our first chat...

Rescission does nothing to sway team Krieg on waste

An Extra Ordinary Meeting of the City of Lismore Council was held last night to respond the a request for a recission on last week’s Waste Operation Review which saw a majority of Lismore Councillors vote to outsource the service and work to private enterprise.

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Memorial for horses to replace Cup Eve Parade

Animal Activists from the Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses (CPR), who have been held responsible for the death of the Melbourne Cup Eve Parade, have now replaced it with a memorial service for the 168 horses that were killed from racing-related injuries in the last racing year.

NCC urges NSW to follow Victoria’s gas ban lead  

Following Friday's announcement that Victoria will ban gas connection to new homes from January 1, 2024,  the Nature Conservation Council of New South Wales (NCC), is urging NSW to follow their lead.  

Victoria to ban gas connection to all new homes

Conservationists and the healthcare workers industry are just two sectors of the community overjoyed about the news that the Victorian government will ban gas connections to new houses from January 1 next year.

Multi-agency road rescue competition in Coffs

The best way to learn some things is by hands-on experience and during the first weekend in May rescue agencies will have that opportunity during a road rescue competition.

Dead man walking? Aston disaster for Peter Dutton

Cartoonists love to portray federal Opposition Leader Peter Dutton as a zombie; cold as ice, a man stuck in the past, with a tendency towards authoritarianism. Last weekend the dead man walking analogy acquired new meaning with the loss of the once-safe Liberal seat of Aston, in outer Melbourne.

The chilling effect of anti-climate action laws

The last 12 months have been marked by a new tactic taken towards nonviolent direct actions carried out in the defence of climate and the environment, which has seen jurisdictions, such as NSW, Victoria and Tasmania, dramatically escalate the punishments that apply to such protests.

Protest stops rodeo in Victoria

Vegan Rising activists occupied the arena at the Bendigo Rodeo on Saturday, bringing the 'brutal display of animal abuse' to a halt in what they described as a peaceful but determined action.

COVID update – 11am, Friday October 8

COVID update October 8: NSW Health says that there were 646 new locally acquired cases to 8pm last night and another 11 people deaths.

Tightening borders as charges laid for false border declarations

As of yesterday there were 11 active cases of COVID-19 in Queensland with five of them being treated in hospital. This has led to a tightening of the NSW QLD border and charges being laid.

Berejiklian closes the border to Victorians

New South Wales, Premier Gladys Berejiklian has just announced that the border between NSW and Victoria will be closing.

Industrial relations reform bill passes parliament

New industrial relations laws have passed NSW parliament today, which the government says will create the structure needed to deliver meaningful improvements to wages and conditions for hundreds and thousands of workers in the state.

Fire ant update in the Tweed

There were information sessions this morning for local businesses and industry members impacted by the detection of Red Imported Fire Ants (RIFA) at South Murwillumbah, with the opportunity to find out more information about the strategy that the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) are using to contain and eradicate the fire ants.

$15 million to subsidise habitat destruction?

The recently-released NSW Forestry Corporation’s annual report, which shows that taxpayers will again be asked to spend $15 million to subsidise native forest logging, has today been labelled ‘a damning indictment on our state’.

Lismore Council unveils latest upcycled Christmas tree

Lismore City Council has unveiled its iconic sustainable city Christmas tree. This is the eighth year of Lismore’s upcycled Christmas tree being proudly displayed on the corner of Keen and Magellan streets, following a one-year hiatus after the 2022 flood disaster.