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Originally published 28Feb2014

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Bentley red alert, NBN, BPN, Ecocide BYRON MARINE

Newsletter 146 – 28.2.14

BENTLEY RED ALERT!!
Metgasco and Police aides are moving machinery onsite now. Please adhere to Non-Violent NVDA principals. Camp Phone 0477 263 137.


THUS SPAKE WYOMING FARMER
Thanks everyone for scrumptious supply of food items in support of John Fenton"s talk last Sat in Bangalow. The kitchen fundraiser did very well, thanks to you! Proceeds will be divided up between GFFBShire and Greens who organised the tour; Graeme Williams coordinator par excellence. Fenton was great – he is humble as well as being passionate and articulate – obviously carrying a great weight of responsibility to share his message of gasfield horror with the world.

Thanks Peggy: http://beforeitsnews.com/environment/2014/02/hydraulic-fracturing-hypocrisy-exxon-ceo-says-no-to-fracking-2493692.html?utm_source=direct-b4in.info&utm_campaign=&utm_content=beforeit39snews-verticalresponse&utm_term=http%3A%2F%2Fb4in.info%2FjUNI&utm_medium=verticalresponse


MAIN ARM: PROPOSED NBN TOWER - POCKET ROAD
The exhibition of DA will be extended for 2 weeks. Expect a public information session at a Mullum Forum soon. Meanwhile, go to BSC website and have a look – eg NBNCo letter 3.1.14: "community needs have all been considered as part of the selection process" (hello??) da_for_echibition_10_2014_31_1.pdf 4.49 MB.
Something that leapt out at me was the HERITAGE section 6.2 on P 31 "There are no known items of cultural, historical or environmental heritage significance located in the vicinity of the proposed site" [so let"s trash it ...]


WIFI VIRUS spreads like common cold: HTTP://WWW.SCIENCEDAILY.COM/RELEASES/2014/02/140225112900.HTM


PLANNING REFORM
the Minister has now confirmed he will use the existing system to make his radical changes to the NSW planning system. This could include the possible expansion of complying development to a code-assessment like system.
http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/nsw-set-to-deliver-radical-changes-to-planning-under-existing-laws-20140228-33oss.html

POLLY HIGGINS VISIT FROM UK
LET"S TALK ABOUT ECOCIDE
If you have a serious problem it"s good to name it, and talk about it. We know that applies to Suicide and Genocide. Let"s face it, locally and globally, we are now being faced with Ecocide. In a multitude of ways and on widely varying scales, the natural systems of this planet - the integrated ecologies that total the living entity Mother Earth, Gaia, this planet, are being viciously attacked and destroyed. This is Ecocide. But after the Second World War, when the new United Nations first named the Crimes Against Humanity that all would agree on and prohibit, and henceforth refer to a new court – The International Criminal Court – Ecocide was the Fifth Crime. Then it was dropped. What a different world we might be living in otherwise! Now there is a campaign gaining ground to have it re-instated, and the instigator – UK lawyer, author, activist and speaker Polly Higgins, will be at Mullumbimby Civic Hall on Saturday 15 March. This event, by Gasfield Free Byron Shire with profits to Lock the Gate, will be largely interactive and questions on relevant local and global issues are very much invited. Meanwhile eradicatingecocide.com, pollyhiggins.com, and her TED talks on YouTube are available online.


S T O P P R E S S

SAVE BYRON MARINE PARK – RALLY
Sat 8th March – Main Beach Byron, time to be confirmed.

And finally, the breathtaking news from QLD:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-02-27/move-to-limit-ideological-objections-to-qld-mining-projects/5289246

Have a good weekend, folks!
Cheers
Deb

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http://www.scenicrim.qld.gov.au/coal-mining-and-coal-seam-gas
http://www.abc.net.au/news/specials/coal-seam-gas-by-the-numbers/
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http://www.ccag.org.au/
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http://ntn.org.au/
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