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Mutual obligation or mandatory vax?

There is much being said about the pros and cons of the vaccination. Do we? Don’t we? Must we? Must...

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Locals gathering to object to burning forests, plastic, foils, and tyres for energy at Condong sugar mill

A public protest is taking place this Friday meet near the Condong sugar mill, north of Murwillumbah, at the big fig tree on Tweed Valley Way on Friday, 22 October at 10am to object to the burning of trees and ‘forest waste’ by Cape Byron Power to generate electricity at the Condong sugar mill.

Government secrecy around health advice defended by local Nats MP

The NSW Liberal-Nationals government’s attempt to block transparency around its health advice with the COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney last June will now become public.

One new COVID case in Lismore and Local Health District venues of concerns

Northern NSW Local Health District says there has been one new case of COVID-19 reported for the are to 8pm 17 October.

STP inches closer

Paul Bibby’s article ‘Ocean Shores STP (OS STP) inches closer to closure’ (6 October) raises some questions with me...

Iona Herbs

Pam Morrow from Iona Herbs is a one-woman-show. She has spent her whole life growing herbs and produce on...

Northern NSW urged to stay vigilant ahead of severe weather

With the prediction for off-shore winds and an off-shore low in the north of the State this week, the Bureau of Meteorology has advised that storms may be on the way over the next few days.

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NSW government must investigate Whian Whian debacle

Caroline Joseph, Belingen. North East Communities demand an independent investigation into the substantive evidence offered by NEFA about multiple breaches by FC NSW at Whian Whian which still remain unanswered by the EPA. Why did the EPA approve the actions of FC NSW and issue inadequate fines with no requirement for restoration, two years later?

Forest Corp’s fine for Whian Whian destruction ‘pathetic’

The EPA has fined Forest Corporation of NSW $11,000 for private native forestry breaches that took place during a controversial forestry operation in Whian Whian in September and October 2013. But NEFA says the EPA is itself partly to blame for the breaches.

Recent Whian logging a tragic legacy

Caroline Joseph, Bellingen. We have moved into a new era of even more unclear and inadequate environmental protection – and no voice for local people about the protection of nature and their own communities.

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.

Ambos ‘were helped, not hindered’ in logger’s rescue

Neighbours of the property at Whian Whian where a logging contractor died two days after he was hit by a falling branch have spoken out against what they say was a provocatively false claim by police that they hindered an ambulance carrying him.

Man dies following logging accident

A man has died following a logging incident on a private property at Whian Whian, east of Nimbin, earlier this week.

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.

Neither Liberal nor Labor protect biodiversity

Both the state and federal coalition see the environment as only an obstacle to getting rich quickly. Neither understands the importance of biodiversity in...

Forestry farce shows fascists rule

The current protest at Whian Whian is just one more indication of the total disregard coalition governments have for our environment, particularly threatened species.

Police guard loggers at Whian Whian

The controversial logging on a property at Whian Whian in what locals says is habitat for endangered species continued apace at the weekend as a contingent of police stood guard over the operation and arrested one man for trespassing.

Christian fundamentals

Robin Harrison’s letter (13 October) made me realise how Christian fundamentals are little known, yet so freely referred to. There are at least three...

A dumb act of STP

Council is stating that breaches of licence conditions, in part, justifies spending $10m on transferring raw sewage from Ocean Shores Sewerage Treatment Plant (OS...

COVID-19 update: 5 new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District, Acting Chief Executive, Lynne Weir, says there were five new cases of COVID-19 reported for the District to 8pm last night, 21 October.

NSW Education responds to Teachers Federation over Murwillumbah Education Campus staff cuts

The NSW Education Department has responded to the NSW Teachers Federation's accusation that Education Minister Sarah Mitchell has only just revealed the extent of staff cuts at the mega school.