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March 6, 2021

Time to jail environmental vandals

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Leadership lost

Paul Leitch, Ewingsdale Thanks to Hans Lovejoy for commenting on the proposed Ewingsdale Development (24 February). It is worthwhile noting that...

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David Kolb, Brunswick Head When Mathew O’Reilly spoke to Council regarding heritage listing for parts of Brunswick Heads he was quoted...

Edward Tresler, Byron Bay

Re ‘MPs shocked at forest “devastation”’ (Echonetdaily, June 28).

The best way to stop this sort of vandalism is to introduce mandatory prison sentences for the loggers, the directors of logging companies and government officials including ministers who are found to be responsible for this sort of illegality.

The risk of three months in prison will be enough to deter future illegal logging. Same goes for property developers who illegally clearfell reserves to make roads or for sub-divisions. Just fining them is not sufficient.

By the way, the Liberal Party always trash the environment in every state they are elected to. Same thing in WA, QLD etc. Labor are better but often also over-influenced by neanderthal unions or a bias to jobs at all costs.


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