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February 8, 2023

Ag-gag laws protect corporates and pollies

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Iron Gates development in Evans Head land owners go into administration – again

The Iron Gates development, that is on flood- and fire-prone land near Evans Head, has been fought by the community for over 30 years. The current company that owns the site, Goldcoral Pty Ltd whose director is Graeme Ingles, has now been placed into administration.

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Teenage boys extorted over sexually explicit images

In the lead-up to tomorrow's Safer Internet Day the Kids Helpline is highlighting the concerning trend of overseas criminal syndicates preying on Australian children, particularly teenage boys, by extorting money from them after deceiving them to send sexually explicit images over instant messaging platforms.

Protesters stop logging at Doubleduke

The latest in a series of actions to save trees and habitat, native forest logging has been halted this morning by protests in Doubleduke state forest, between Grafton and Casino.

A tribute for Richard Moloney

Byron Shire has lost another of its colourful characters, the irrepressible Richard Moloney, who died suddenly but peacefully in his home at the end of January.

New SES Zone Commander for the north

The NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) has appointed a new Zone Commander for the northern part of the state.

The Banshees of Inisherin

At the tail end of the Irish Civil War in 1923, on the fictional Irish isle of Inisherin, folk musician Colm Doherty abruptly begins ignoring his lifelong friend and drinking buddy Pádraic Súilleabháin

Controversial development that would dwarf Uki under appeal in L&EC – Tweed Nightcap Village MO

The contentious Nightcap Village $39M multiple occupancy development near Uki, promoted by Pete Evans, will have its appeal to the Land & Environment Court against the NRPP's refusal heard from 9 February.

The ag-gag laws our government wants to bring in, to target animal cruelty activists and animal rights activists, is to protect their interests.

Corporations and some politicians own piggeries and animal factories. Paul Keating, when he was Prime Minister, did. Peter Singer, together with some brave people from Animal Liberation, once broke into his piggery and filmed some horrific footage of animal cruelty.

They accuse animal rights activists who try to expose cruelty of bringing in disease on the soles of their shoes – but the diseases are already there from animals who are stressed, tortured, weakened, frightened, poisoned with pesticides and suffering under horrible conditions.

These animals become sick with cancers and other diseases. They are then slaughtered and turned into food pellets. Humans eat the animals who’ve been fed cancerous, diseased food. It’s all in Prof Peter Singers book Factory Farming. Have they no shame, these politicians?

Victoria Thompson, Byron Bay


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