Lismore City Council is hosting a community gathering – One Year On – at the Lismore Quadrangle on Saturday, 7 April to mark one year since the March 2017 flood.
It was barely minutes after the SA Liberals – led by Steven Marshall – were declared winners that the federal Coalition began crowing that this was good news for Malcolm Turnbull’s signature policy, the National Energy Guarantee.t
Just one day out from the South Australia state poll, the result is in the balance, and so too is the fate of South Australia’s status as a world leader in renewable energy. It’s an outcome that could have a huge bearing on the pace of the energy transition for the whole of the country.
The NSW planning minister who allowed his department to intervene to accommodate the wishes of West Byron developers has told parliament he has no role in determining the development.
Thanks to wearing their hearts on their sleeves, the internal power struggles of the NSW Greens were made public last week. Specifically, the ongoing spat between MPs Jeremy Buckingham and Lee Rhiannon.
On Tuesday, Labor introduced legislation in the NSW Parliament to create tough new fluoride laws it claims would ‘override the anti-fluoride movement’ and effectively force councils like Byron Shire to fluoridate their water.
You would have missed it, if you were relying on mainstream media, but Labor leader Bill Shorten did actually mention clean energy and climate policies in his scene-setting speech for 2018, which may well turn out to be an election year.
Byron Shire Mayor Simon Richardson has described the police’s ‘zero tolerance’ of naturists as ‘excessive’. And a Byron Bay local, Maxine, says she will fight the $500 infringement she received at Tyagarah Tea Tree Lake a week ago.
An extraordinary meeting of the Lismore City Council next Tuesday will consider four rescission motions lodged following the final council meeting of last year.
The new year started tragically with the death of a woman in Yagoona, the death of a man near Newcastle, and the death of a man near Grafton in separate incidents on New Years morning, bringing the number of lives lost during Operation Safe Arrival to 28.
Catholic teachers from schools in the Lismore Diocese said yesterday they will continue industrial action next year against their schools, who they say are trying to erode their rights.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s promise of same-sex marriage by Christmas will almost certainly be honoured. We will continue to argue for some time whether the long, expensive and emotionally charged process that’s delivered this change was worth it.
Phew, that was close. That must be the reaction of the Australia solar industry, and local and international renewable investors, after a result that puts the Labor government within touching distance of a small majority.
About 100 people gathered in Lismore on Sunday for a snap-rally highlighting the plight of refugee men on Manus Island.
It started low and built up to a crescendo ... Yes, Yes, Yes ... YES!!!. 'Sounds like an orgasm,' former Lismore mayor Jenny Dowell quipped to the 300-strong crowd gathered in the quadrangle of the new Lismore Regional Gallery for the official announcement of the marriage equality vote.
I can’t stand large groups of women in hats. They’re scary. It's why I loathe Melbourne Cup. You put a hat on a woman and give her a glass of champagne and you’ve unleashed an evil more terrifying than the beast from 20,000 fathoms.
Labor says decisions made by Barnaby Joyce and Fiona Nash are open to legal challenge but Attorney-General George Brandis suggests the two former ministers were not the ones who actually made them, writes Michelle Grattan.
Communities across the Northern Rivers have had their say on the management of the flood that devastated the region in March ... and most of it was not good.
People are being urged to wear red when they gather tomorrow on Main Beach at Byron Bay, and other centres around the region, as part of the National Day of Action opposing the proposed Adani coal mine.
A workshop next week in Lismore is part of a project to improve Lismore's preparedness for future flood events.
Lock the Gate Alliance says the Turnbull government’s attacks on state gas regulations are ‘cowardly attempts to distract from its own inaction at the expense of farmers standing up for their land and water’.
Nick Haslam As the Australian same-sex marriage debate heats up it may be time for cool reflection on the sources of our polarised views. Recent research shines a revealing light on the roots of pro- and anti-marriage equality sentiment. It... Read More →
After speaking recently at a writers’ festival, I was asked about what in Australia’s history could account for our failure to legislate same-sex marriage. It was not easy to answer.
With the High Court deciding to allow the postal plebiscite on marriage equality to go ahead, supporters in Byron Bay and Ballina are girding their loins for a final campaign ahead of the mail-out, which is scheduled to take place on September 12.
The Federal and NSW governments have announced a $2.1 million fund to help north coast communities recover from the March floods.