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Labor, the Greens, the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party and the Animal Justice Party joined together with independent MLC Justin Field to pass the Coal Seam Gas Moratorium Bill last night in the NSW Upper House. The challenge now is to get support for it in the Lower House.
Between the government and the mining companies, we are slowly destroying this country. Not only did we steal it from the First Nations Peoples, now we are poisoning the land they love so much.
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.
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.