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Promoting and working for appropriate development in the Tweed Valley and the broader Northern Rivers of NSW

WELCOME! Join us in our work for a sustainable Northern Rivers.

Court allows SANTOS to pillage the Pillaga

COMMUNITY VOICE is an open and diverse network of Tweed residents who are working towards electing seven community-minded Councillors on September 10, 2016 for a new era of Local Government in the Tweed.
THIS NEW ERA will ensure:
less secrecy in Council decision-making;
that all community groups and individuals are treated equally by Council;
that the attitude of some councillors and bureaucrats that “they know what’s best for us” is brought to an end and people will be better informed, truly consulted and valued,
Bring residents and business together to share ideas and foster consensus;
Acknowledge the value of green space for people and for native flora and fauna and ensure that this value is not compromised;
Protect the lifestyle of Tweed residents against poorly planned growth.

NRG Presidents Report for 2015 AGM

NRG News 2015-2016
The News Letter will be emailed to financial members only.

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today's good news:
The mining industry has conceded defeat over exploration drilling in paddocks
The coal mining industry has waved the white flag over a landmark court ruling which prevents them from conducting exploration drilling in paddocks.

Hume Coal, the company against which the ruling was made earlier this month, has broken its silence and confirmed it will not challenge Justice Preston's Ruling in the NSW Land and Environment court.

On May 10, Justice Preston ruled that paddocks, equestrian facilities and other farm assets had been "significantly improved" and therefore should be off limits to miners under section 31 of the NSW Mining Act.

The ruling affects miners exploring for any type of mineral in NSW, but not those exploring in other states.

Hume Coal, which had sought to explore for coal in the exclusive Southern Highlands of NSW, said it would not challenge the ruling but urged the state government to clear up law that was now in disarray.

"It's now a matter of urgency and up to the state government to take this issue seriously and implement changes to the legislation which clarify the rights of landowners, explorers and ultimately investors in NSW," said Hume Coal project director Greig Duncan.

Hume's decision to concede defeat over the matter comes after both the national and NSW divisions of the Minerals Council indicated earlier this month they would not challenge the ruling.

Neither major political party in NSW has shown an appetite to fight the ruling, in the latest sign that the mining and energy industries are increasingly friendless in NSW.
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This is self-serving government censorship. Reports today reveal the Turnbull Government has gone to extreme lengths to cover up the devastating impact its inaction on climate change is having on the...

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I watched this on SBS2 last night it's a great watch. great insight into how powerful the car and cyclist lobbies are and how we need to change the way we think about our transport systems. Its awesome how this is all coming out and people around the world are becoming aware of how much influence the car and road industry has through political donations.
Also if we are going to keep increasing the number of cyclists this has to be done with integrated public transport ie rail. all the problems started when the car companies in USA took over the rail and tram lines and ripped them up to eliminate their competition and replace with buses. Before that they had a decent public transport system. Similar thing has happened here in Australia. We need to start putting the rails back. Rail transport is far safer and less polluting.
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URGENT: Write letter to Cr Longland re Rescinded Water Options

URGENT: Write letter to Cr Longland re Rescinded Water Options

Barry's pre-election promises

Black Rocks Koala’s

Black Rocks Koala’s

Save coastal koala habitat

New Year's message from Sledge

New Year's message from Sledge

This is the Big One. If we can defend the land and our rights, then there is hope for the future for our children and grandchildren!

EDO workshop about NSW coastal management reforms

EDO workshop about NSW coastal management reforms

Caldera Environment Centre will host a free EDO NSW workshop in Cabarita to explain the new draft framework for coastal management for NSW and how the community can have their say and respond to the reforms.

NCEC Submission for Tweed Shire Events Strategy

NCEC Submission for Tweed Shire Events Strategy

Here's the value of joining NCEC. Their submission to Tweed is attached, and it is brilliant ! Thanks Jimmy. Your use of the WRC was especially salient.

Tweed Weekly Calls for Public Response to Plight of Pottsville Koalas.

Metgasgo going going gone? A day to celebrate.


“Baird delays nature laws

“This Changes Everything”, showing in Mur’bah

Community owned energy news

Infrared Camera Footage

The Bentley Effect Home Page

Join our Original brothers to protest the Forced Closure of Remote Communities and Original Rights.

Caldera Playing For Change Day

(fully back by NSW Injustice System & Government).

Australia has a short time left in which to slow down the destructive juggernaut that is invasive mining. The page has information on why I would wish to slow it down!
I ask you to please sign this and share it with everyone you can think of. We need 100,000 signature before the 21 May 2015 to make this Royal Commission become a reality.

The Longest Roadside Protest

Tony Abbott: Stop closing remote Indigenous communities
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Leard State Forest!


Gloucester report for NRG.

Dangerous Criminal, bent on Obstruction
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Watch for Drillrig Trucks moving in your area.

Lucas Buys Northern Rivers Pels + Others

Dear Northern Rivers Guardians
As we move into the New Year, we want to continue to support the great work done by all the various groups and volunteers. LTG have a crucial role in coordinating many efforts and have asked for our support by donating to enable them to continue their work. Please read the Email Here. You can also donate via NRG BSB 728728 Acct 22300597 and remember to write ” LTG donation” in the reference line as a show of our solidarity to the cause!
Thank you in advance and for all you do

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Other Interesting Vids+!

GetUp helped lodge urgent legal action to stop Environment Minister Greg Hunt unlawfully assessing plans to dredge and dump near Abbot Point. Unfortunately for the Minister, he didn’t take the news so well.

Glencore nominated for Hall of Shame Awards – Vote Here

Report on Outcome of Clr Vanessa Ekins’ Motion re Rails with Trails at Lismore City Council Dec 9th 2014

Nimbin Environment Centre

This site has the information and maps of the places that Forests NSW is planning to cable log. It has the cable lines marked. It has the process for donating to, and info on, the anti-cable logging campaign.

Submission on marine reserves due in Feb 2015. The site has some great pictures


Banks in Lismore feel the heat of fossil fuel divestment

People’s Climate March – on 21st September.

The People’s Climate March Makes History.

Northern Rivers Guardians will support rallies and marches taking place all around the world to demand action on this most urgent of problems. If the mass extinction is allowed to take place because of human pollution, I suspect our species will have a tough time surviving.
.WE DID IT!! Largest. Climate. March. In History.



Will you help us take the Fight for the Reef to the next level?


20 Largest Shareholders of Metgasco

Members who want to receive alerts via SMS please phone Nimbin Environment Centre 6689 1441 business hours 7 days/week to get on the action call-out list.

Group Empowerment Members Questionnaire

Groundwater gas sampling will give CSG a baseline.

A Guide to :- CULTURAL PROTOCOLS For The Original Australians


Dealing With Arrest

Dear Northern Rivers Guardians,

Our hard-working Secretary , Barb Tyler, wants to pass over her duties  to someone else because she has too big a workload in other areas of her life. We hope that Barb will continue on the Committee.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone interested in activism to become more deeply involved with a dynamic community organisation. Northern Rivers Guardians, Inc was formed in 2009 and campaigns for appropriate development in our region, especially around the Tweed River Valley. The main duty for NRG Secretary is to take Minutes at regular monthly meetings and help prepare the agenda for the next meeting. Help with letter/submission writing is  appreciated, but not required.

If you would like to try being NRG Secretary, please contact us !
Love to hear from you!

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