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Mutual obligation or mandatory vax?

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Christian fundamentals

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As of this week, NSW reached the double vaccination target of 80 per cent!

After a long, arduous and uninformed debate… Saddle Road DA approved

Councillors finally ‘got there in the end’, interim Mayor, Michael Lyon, told an exhausted audience after many hours of confused meandering at last Thursday’s Council meeting.

Government secrecy around health advice defended by local Nats MP

The NSW Liberal-Nationals government’s attempt to block transparency around its health advice with the COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney last June will now become public.

Stranded local artist shares stories from India

Vrinda Gleeson prepared for her new exhibition in a small London bedsit where she is living until she can return to her Northern Rivers home.

Desmond Bellamy, PETA Australia

The deputy prime minister has said that the government will consider excluding agriculture from future long-term climate change targets. That makes about as much sense as smoking during cancer treatment.

As the government struggles to reach our modest Paris target of 26–28 per cent below 2005 emissions by 2030, it’s clear that animal agriculture is a huge part of the problem. According to the International Journal of Climate Change, animal agriculture is the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in Australia – 50 per cent of emissions come from the livestock sector.

Globally, emissions from agriculture alone are enough to put the Paris goals out of reach, even if all the other major sources of emissions were closed down. Stopping the breeding, feeding, and killing of animals is the quickest and easiest way to reduce greenhouse emissions.

To exclude one of the worst climate offenders, one that causes horrendous suffering to its victims, is grossly negligent politics. Mr McCormack says he is ‘certainly not worried about what might happen in 30 years’ time’. How nice for him; our kids and grandkids certainly are.

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