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Turnbull Government's $75 & $125 bribes appear to have earned it nothing but falling poll numbers

April 4, 2017 - 00:18 -- Admin

The announcement of a one-off payment of $75 to singles and $125 to couples who receive the aged, disabled and carers pensions to cope with a predicted rise of $78 in the average household electricity bill from June this year, along with a promised loan to the SA Government for construction of a solar thermal power plant and a feasibility study for a north-south gas pipeline,

Ballina Council and sand miner behaving badly?

April 4, 2017 - 00:15 -- Admin

Echo NetDaily reported on 27 March 2017 that McGeary Bros Pty Ltd plan to extend its quarry operations:Residents of Lennox Head and the Ballina Greens are opposing a proposal to create a new 3.2 million tonne sand mine on Newrybar Swamp Road, saying an existing mine in the area is already exceeding its extraction approvals and creating a blight on the coastal landscape.The No Sand Mine for Lennox group s

NSW Berejiklian Government continues to say no to coal seam gas mining in the Northern Rivers region

April 2, 2017 - 00:15 -- Admin

The Daily Examiner, 22 March 2017:THE NSW Government has ruled out coal seam gas mining and exploration on the North Coast.Deputy Premier John Barlilaro put a line through it yesterday during unveiling of the The North Coast Regional Plan at Coffs Harbour yesterday."We've heard the community's viewpoint on coal seam gas loud and clear and this plan states that CSG resources on the North

Natural disaster relief announced for Ballina, Byron, Kyogle, Lismore, Richmond Valley and Tweed local government areas

April 1, 2017 - 06:46 -- Admin

Six out of seven local government areas in the NSW Northern Rivers region have been declared natural disaster areas in the wake of flooding caused by ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie.Australian Government, Disaster Assist, 31 March 2017:North Coast Floods: from 28 March 2017The joint Australian, state and territory governments' Natural Disaster Relief and Reco