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Travel declaration required for travellers entering Queensland

Queensland Health says that all travellers from a state or territory with a declared COVID-19 hotspot (currently Victoria and from 1am Saturday, June 19 also New South Wales) are required to complete a Queensland Border Declaration Pass prior to entry.

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Bananas better than banana benders’ bananas

S Haslam It’s a big claim, that our local farmers markets have better bananas than the bananas of the very...

Celebrating 12 years of liberating food for those in need

Liberation Larder is located on Fletcher St Byron Bay behind the community centre and was founded in 2009 by Venerable Honu, a Buddhist nun, who recognised there were many people in our community struggling to make ends meet. 

Catch Flock’s Brice Fundraiser: Cycle For Brighter Futures

Matt Brice cycled through India solo in 2014 under the name of Cycle for Brighter Futures (CFBF), raising funds...

Cartoon of the week – 16 June, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

Interview with The Buckleys

Sitting with The Buckleys, you know they are siblings. They have this natural ease and fluidity with each other. A lack of self-consciousness. A lot of love, but you also know they keep each other in check.

Locals to fight back with a series about the REAL Byron Bay

News that Netflix was planning to film a vacuous docudrama in Byron Bay brought a collective snort of derision across the Shire.

Stories about "People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)":

A meaty point

Mimi Bekhechi, PETA Australia.  Researchers in the UK and US have put forward a plan that could prevent millions of deaths globally each year and...

Animal cruelty a serious crime

Desmond Bellamy, PETA Australia, Byron Bay. People in Tasmania and throughout Australia are rightly outraged at the light sentence handed out in the case of...

The bloodbath of horse racing

Desmond Bellamy, special projects coordinator, PETA Australia, Byron Bay. The racing industry is calling it 'the weekend to forget', but it’s important that horse racing's ever-growing bloodbath be remembered.

Barnaby, get out of chickens’ faces

Desmond Bellamy, Special Projects Coordinator, PETA Australia. Poor Barnaby Joyce. He wants people to ‘just get out of my face’. Yet as Agriculture Minister, he presides...

Meet the meat of the future

Ashley Fruno, Associate Director, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Australia. The loss of jobs in Ipswich, and in slaughterhouses and meat processing...

Should Byron shire council stop the steak?

Highlighting the significant reduction of green house gas emissions that the choice to go vegan can have, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have urged the Byron shire council ‘to take a bite out of climate change by serving only vegan food at official meetings, functions and other events.’

Milking it for what it’s worth

Des Bellamy, PETA Australia. We all know the dairy industry is in deep crisis as prices plummet, but now we are witnessing signs of terminal panic, with the demand from the industry to ban the word 'milk' from soy milk, almond milk, rice milk, oat milk and any other milk which does not fill their shrinking coffers.

Cruelty to animals link with homicide is clear

Claire Fryer, 
campaigns coordinator, 
PETA Australia. People of the Goulburn region and throughout NSW are rightly dismayed at the light sentence handed out in the case of the real estate agent who allowed hundreds of sheep to die in agony on his farm.

Good news: meat prices to soar

Ashley Fruno, associate director, PETA Australia.  Good news! The price of red meat will soar over the next two years, according to Meat and Livestock...

Time to kill off live animal exports

Ashley Fruno, associate director of campaigns, PETA Australia. The announcement by Elders of an immediate shutdown of their long-haul live export business is one more...

‘Technically no longer human’ – can mRNA COVID-19 vaccines meld with your DNA?

It’s becoming increasingly common to see social media posts claiming that the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, which include those made by Pfizer and Moderna, could alter a person’s DNA.

Lantern parade and fiery finish a blast

With just under 5,000 people including performers, workers, schools and volunteers, the 2021 Lismore Lantern Parade and accompanying festival was a sold-out event celebrating light.

Art headed for the bin after Lismore competition

Making rubbish look great is the outcome of a recent art competition in Lismore – Indigenous art, koalas, rainbows, bats and lorikeets all feature in artwork that will soon be printed onto new bins in Carrington Street.

Locals to fight back with a series about the REAL Byron Bay

News that Netflix was planning to film a vacuous docudrama in Byron Bay brought a collective snort of derision across the Shire.