Jill Keogh, Federal. Two things I learnt on Anzac Day;- warpowersreform.org.au is working to have the decision to send Australian men and women to war, made by the entire parliament, NOT the prime minister or executive alone. APEEL a group of highly- qualified environmental... Read More →
Susana Gardavsky, Myocum Anzac Day and the wretched planes fly over our shire as if it is just another day to make more $$$. It is not legal to operate a business on Anzac Day while the parade is taking place. At... Read More →
John Stevens, Mullumbimby This is a letter written following the Mullumbimby ANZAC service. As the last post sounded the crowd hushed and fell silent for the minute of deep reflection that was asked for; a lone voice yelled out interrupting... Read More →
Charles MacFarland Ewingsdale As I’m sure you’re aware, big problems facing the world today are “How shall women conduct their lives?” and “What about men and jobs?”
Ralph Branding, Mermaid Waters. Your Mullumbimby Hospital article generated the following recollections. I am a retired architect, town planner and heritage adviser now living on the Gold Coast but most of my professional career was spent in New South Wales where... Read More →
Beth Shelley, Booerie Creek. This is clear evidence of a situation that has been happening for a long time where companies donations to Liberal and Labor election campaigns have meant roads win over rail every time. Australia is now the most car dependent country in the whole world.
Susana Gardavsky, Myocum. What a beautiful holiday long weekend we had though no thanks to the small aircraft noise which polluted our air space pretty much the whole weekend and is continuing on just because they can.
Robin Harrison, Binna Burra. The pro-vaccination movement seems to be ramping up. Since our region has some of the highest vaccination resistance around, it’s probably appropriate to have this discussion here.
David Norris, Pottsville. Many ancient religions believed that the ritual of human sacrifice was needed to gain favour and appease god’s wrath. Every Easter I am reminded that Christian belief is founded on the sacrificial slaughter of a human male... Read More →
Charlie Hewitt, Lennox Head. Reflecting on my outburst last week, I wonder if there is a more creative and less rude way to approach the Lennox ski jump debacle? Clever countries like America use steep land to build summer ski... Read More →
Tom Tabart, Bangalow. The Byron council agenda for April 20 contains several motions from councillors which are intended to change or amend recommendations of previous or current staff reports. The staff involved are required to comment on the councillors’ motions and have... Read More →
Charlie Hewitt, Lennox Head. Touting ‘economic benefits’ as the justification for a 14-storey-high ski jump on the dunes at Lennox Head is nonsensical and offensive. Spend $10m on a small handful of elite athletes in an obscure sport who might occasionally... Read More →
Phillip M’Bottle, Billinudgel (correct name & address supplied). I am riting to say that I am very mush in flavor of the dishtillery at the end of Muddle Picket Road. I enjoy a tipple in the afternoon and a quiet... Read More →
Lani Jensen, Middle Pocket Residents should be aware of the industrial alcohol factory that is proposed for the Middle Pocket. While it calls itself a ‘micro’ distillery it is in fact an industrial factory that can produce 1,200 litres of pure... Read More →
Charles MacFarland, Ewingsdale S Sorrensen wrote a rather clever article attacking ‘corporate collusion’ for advancing the Adani coal mine and thus worsening global warming. I agree with everything he says, but I think we can spread the net of guilt a... Read More →
Anthony Stante, Coorabell I ask myself, why do I pay my rates. Over two years ago Byron Shire’s Local Traffic Committee directed Council to undertake a formal safety audit of Coolamon Scenic Drive and install centreline marking and any other... Read More →
Anne Hurley, executive chair, Internet Australia Internet Australia, the not for profit peak body representing internet users, has drawn attention to the latest ABS report showing the majority of internet users are now opting for the higher speed broadband packages on... Read More →
Melitta Firth, Lennox Head The people of NSW own the land at Lake Ainsworth Sport and Recreation Lennox Head and we need to remind the politicians of this fact. The proposed ski jump will be a complete eyesore – 13... Read More →
Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre, Byron Bay. Predictably, responsibility for the appalling chemical attack on Khan Sheikhoun is being attributed to the Syrian government even before a full investigation has taken place and now the drums of war are beating.
Geoff Dawe, Uki. The NSW government plan for development from Tweed Heads to Port Macquarie is all about growth so business will grow. Politicians will call it sustainability. It isn’t.
Robin Harrison, Binna Burra. As a cyclist I’m definitely in favour of a rail trail. I’m also definitely not a fan of ripping up the rails. There is no need when they can be used to facilitate the trail and, in the event of trains returning, can be as easily restored. Unless, of course, you intend to make a huge amount of money ripping them up and selling them.
Jo Faith, Newtown. Travelling the east coast stretch of highways from the south to the north reveals moments of good news and bad news. Good news was revealed in some townships along the route: they have flashing lights warning drivers... Read More →
Jimi Wollumbin, Uki Driving through the carnage in Murwillumbah this morning I was reminded that from Hippocrates day on, physicians have always observed the way illness follows war and pestilence. The outer environment cannot change without changes simultaneously being wrought... Read More →
Dr Ron Manning, executive director, Health Emergency & Aeromedical Services, NSW Ambulance Your story published on 3 April 2017 in relation to the NSW Ambulance helicopter operations was factually incorrect. The current NSW Ambulance rescue helicopter base was impacted by... Read More →
Sandra Haslam, Mullumbimby If Belongil residents obtain approval for a rock wall and especially if it is paid for by council, then I request a rock wall for Mullumbimby too. There is precious footpath art and street musicians, that Belongil... Read More →