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‘Hollywood’ drug squads over the top

I guess we have to thank Hollywood for the enduring myth that a black-clad squad of elite 'blokes', preferably with cool helicopters, from the capital are needed to crack down on really serious crime in hick parts of the country like Mullumbimby.

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Byron police assault trial could attract human rights law analysis

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault to continue facing trial.

Interview with Michael Balson, creator of Ocean to Sky

Local filmmaker helps tell the story of Edmund Hillary’s last adventure, in the film, Ocean to Sky

‘ATO’ scam wants every last dollar in your account

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is warning about a spike in automated scam calls impersonating the ATO and asking people to transfer all their money to another account.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

In the wake of reports from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development that Australia now ranks as the world’s fifth-fattest nation, I have something for people to chew on: vegans are nine times less likely to be obese than meat-eaters are. Eating vegan meals has been scientifically proved to take weight off and keep it off for more than a year, so I suggest that those worried about their weight consider tipping any meat that they have in their refrigerators directly into the rubbish.

The 60 per cent of adult Australians defined as overweight or obese can not only lose weight but also dramatically improve their health by replacing sausage rolls and meat pies with cereals and veggie kebabs. Because meat, eggs and dairy products are devoid of fibre but loaded with artery-clogging saturated fat and cholesterol, eating plant-based meals slashes people’s risk of heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and cancer.

The meat industry isn’t just toxic for human health – it’s also responsible for animal suffering on a massive scale. On today’s factory farms, animals are crammed by the thousands into filthy windowless sheds.

Let’s turn the race for the fattest nation into the race for the fittest one by switching to healthy and humane vegan meals.

Ashley Fruno, PETA, Sydney

 


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