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Byron Shire
October 6, 2022

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Floodplain developments major concern for Kingscliff, Tumbulgum and Chinderah communities

Concerned community representatives for Kingscliff, Tumbulgum and Chinderah communities met with Member for Tweed Geoff Provest last Friday to discuss the risks of approved but yet to built developments on flood prone land.

Other News

Australian blues legends Chain to play Bluesfest 2023

What do blues folk Muddy Waters, Roy Buchanan, Albert Collins, BB King, Albert King, Freddie King, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, Robert Cray, George Thorogood, Ash Grunwald, Jeff Lang, Juzzie Smith, Geoff Achison and even Buddy Guy, all have in common? They can all say they’ve met Phil Manning.

Oliver’s happy hens

‘If you can look after fifty chickens’, Oliver tells me, ‘you might as well look after 500.’ In between...

Tweed Council leads the way for responsible dog ownership

The reality is that if you let your dog off-leash in areas where there is native wildlife from birds to wallabies they will disturb nesting sites and potentially attack, maim and kill wildlife, regardless of how much you love them.

Great waves on offer for the Evans Head Malibu Classic

The 30th annual Evans Head Malibu Classic was run last weekend with clean one metre-plus waves on offer right...

Hearing Australia urges action on workplace hearing loss  

With more than 1.1 million Australians continuing to be exposed to harmful noise levels in the workplace, Hearing Australia is urging workers to protect their ears from dangerously loud sounds.

Rain on the way…

Heavy rain is expected across much of the east coast of Australia over the coming week, but there is cautious optimism that the Northern Rivers won't cop the worst of the falls this time.

Dr Matt Landos, East Ballina

There is the real news and then there is the fake news.

The radio news announced recently new economic figures showing better than expected data, and implying a sooner than expected economic upturn from the lockdowns.

Conversely, economist Martin Armstrong’s A.I. has predicted, for next year, a global economic depression far worse than the 1929 one.

It’s so easy to see who is telling the truth, or at least it will be next year, won’t it?

 

Pesticide – So Tuff

♦Director, Future Fisheries Veterinary Service Pty Ltd. Associate researcher, Sydney University, Faculty of Veterinary Science. Adjunct senior lecturer, Charles Sturt University, School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences

AgVet Chemical regulation was just reviewed. The Cancer Council say there was a ‘lack of rigorous scientific basis for the arguments in the document’ and ‘lack of priority given to the protection of human, animal, and environmental health’.

The Department of Health said ‘the proposed model is likely to increase response times to non-compliance and may result in prolonged or significant exposures prior to regulatory action being taken’. It’s like the reviewers are locked in a 1984 loop of George Smilovici’s sketch ‘I’m Tuff’.

I’m Tuff, pesticides won’t give me cancer. Our bees are so tuff, they won’t die from spray drift. I’m Tuff, I won’t need IVF to conceive due to unsafe pesticide exposures. A sharp contrast indeed with the science that has emerged of vast biodiversity loss and damage to health – and the EU’s rapidly tightening policy in response to reduce already harmful exposure.

AgVet Chemical lobbyists, Croplife Australia, make regular donations to Labor, Liberal, and National parties. This seems to be going well, as the Australian AgVet Chemicals business continues to expand towards a modest $10 billion dollar annual hobby, (a ‘small market’ apparently). The review says the way forward is industry self-regulation. What would the Cancer Council know anyway? We are tuff right? Tuff luck if we are not?


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