The words ‘Koala killer’ have been graffitied in red paint on the Coffs Harbour office of Nationals Federal MP, Pat Conaghan. The vandalism appears to be a protest against the NSW National Party’s stance against a koala protection policy, which the party argues will hurt regional development and farming. It […]
When Head of the Australian Signals Directorate, Mike Burgess was the main adviser recommending against Huawei being allowed into the 5G network. There is no doubt about his intelligence background, or his technical talents. He has, however, yet to demonstrate in public that he has that first quality of the […]
There are smart infrastructure projects out there to help us out of recession – we just have to look.
Infrastructure spending is touted as the path to economic recovery, but our leaders can no longer afford to throw billions at programs with little economic merit or policy logic. By Michael Keating and John Menadue Good infrastructure investment is always the best response to a recession because, unlike tax cuts […]
It can be pretty hard to make yourself heard, and get your story out, in these extraordinary times. By Laura Tingle There’s the pandemic, of course, and its path of destruction. There are the associated wars over borders and responsibilities and inconsistencies. These all create quite a lot of noise. […]
It has always been argued that gas, while not a squeaky clean fuel, is a least a better bet than coal. But now it turns out that gas may be even dirtier, because the methane leaks that cannot be contained will probably nullify any advantages from emissions of coal. By […]
A report released this week shows a 71 per cent decline in koala populations across six locations in northern NSW, burned in last season’s bushfires. By Kirstie Wellauer and Kerrin Thomas Key points: The study compares koala populations before and after the bushfires over Black Summer At one site near […]
In being denied this year’s Local Government Elections, that were due on Saturday the 12th, we are giving the people of Coffs Harbour an opportunity to vote for any current Councillors in this Virtual Ballot. The booth is open for 7-days. Here is the link where you can cast your […]
It is truly lamentable that in this most scientific of all ages, so much of the world is making a mess of tackling the worst public health challenge in a hundred years. By John Dwyer In this day and age the little monster responsible is not ‘invisible’ as many proclaim. […]
Our recent stories on Coffs Harbour City Council’s travails in the courts got one of our readers, Beau Dugan, to do some research on the NSW Caselaw web site. The pie chart below that Beau has generated from a spead sheet CCO has seen represents the number of heard cases, […]
If the airport makes CHCC a profit of roughly $3.5m a year what figure would you expect for a 50 year ‘lease’?
Tell us what you, as owners of the airport, think – give us a figure. What lease figure over 50 years from a private company do you think would be realistic? Get your comments coming in now before the next council meeting when a motion to rescind a vote to […]