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February 27, 2021

Ben Franklin and wildlife

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Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some...

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Gold Coast of Byron

Matt Hartley, Byron Bay I think it’s all about canals, West Byron, and a pile of money. Since The Echo...

Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

Sue Arnold, Australians for Animals Inc.

Having had first hand experience of the complete lack of any environmental credentials espoused by Benjamin Franklin from the National Party, I urge voters who care for our rapidly disappearing wildlife, degraded rivers and forests to ensure they don’t under any circumstances vote National.

Over many months Australians for Animals witnessed first hand the appalling destruction of a nationally significant koala population as part of the Ballina Pacific Highway Upgrade. Our efforts to get a meeting with National Party minister for roads, Melinda Pavey were ignored.

The absolute rejection of any responsible environmental policies by the Nationals is a major cause for concern at a time when we’re perilously close to losing not only the koala but entire ecosytems as a result of the damage wrought by the Nationals.

Leopards don’t change their spots no matter how hard they try to disguise them.


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