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Was inquest held into death of Whian Whian forester?

Patrick Tatham, Whian Whian. What I have been trying to ascertain is whether a Coronial Inquest was held following the unfortunate death of one of the loggers an event which caused the immediate closure of the ill-fated logging operation by Work Cover NSW.

Seeking Justice for Whian Whian

The Forestry Corporation is getting away scot-free with brazenly flouting the logging rules and the EPA are helping them. Dailan Pugh recounts the sorry story of forest destruction, one person's death, and failed regulation at Whian Whian.

Statute ‘loophole’ sees NSW Forestry avoid fines

Exclusive: The EPA took so long to investigate breaches by NSW Forestry Corp during its controversial 2013 harvesting on private land at Whian Whian that the body was able to avoid paying fines as a result of the time that had elapsed.

Logging a tragedy for all concerned

Areas of significant Aboriginal heritage were able to be easily identified at the logging site at Whian Whian over the weekend, as Echonetdaily accompanied local lawman on a walk through the forest.

Police deny Whian protesters’ claims

Police from Richmond Local Area Command are investigating two assaults against ‘forest protectors’ on a private property at Whian Whian on Wednesday night but told local media they didn’t believe a protester’s tent had been slashed.

Whian logging protester assaulted

A lone protester sleeping on private property adjoining the logging site on Whian Whian Road was assaulted overnight by up to 12 people causing head trauma and bleeding.

Contractor seriously injured at Whian Whian

Helicopter and ambulance paramedics have treated a logging contractor at Whian Whian for serious head injuries after a large branch from a tree fell on him.

Logs removed under police escort

The last logs felled on a private property at Whian Whian were removed this morning even though the landholder who owns the private road they had to pass through had withdrawn permission for them to use it.

EPA ‘must stop illegal logging’

The Environment Protection Authority has been urged to stop the Forestry Corporation’s ongoing illegal logging operations on private property at Whian Whian, adjacent to Nightcap National Park.

Support Tweed’s rough sleepers in Tweed Heads and join the Community Sleepout

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Cr Dicker calls on Ballina Council to look at future options for Wollongbar pods 

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Maintenance work Blackwall Drive, Wardell

Maintenance work is being carried out on Blackwall Drive, Wardell starting Monday 22 July.

Byron’s foreshore future – a closer look

Plans for Byron Bay’s foreshore are on exhibition until July 31 – Council staff propose options and a ten-year vision for the much-used space, including the removal, or partial removal of the carpark around the pool and Fishheads restaurant.