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Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some...

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Cut it down – Tweed Councillors at odds over future of forest red gum

‘We should be active and take the tree down,’ Cr Polglase told the Tweed Shire Council meeting last Thursday, referring to a significant forest red gum and koala food tree in Tweed Heads West.

Will Ballina Council live up to its promise?

A motion from Cr Jeff Johnson to be tabled at Ballina Shire Council's meeting this week will ask the council to live up to its promise to act on the climate emergency, and divest from fossil fuel investments.

Community bar – not

Liz Levy, Suffolk Park I couldn’t believe what I was reading in The Echo: a plan to turn an ‘iconic’...

Cartoon of the week – 24 February, 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.

Suffolk pump track

Dr Ray Moynihan, Suffolk Park Thanks to The Echo for ongoing coverage of the debate about the proposed pump track...

Super swim challenge accepted

A group of mates from Brunswick Heads, Byron Bay and Lennox Head, recently formed a swim team known as the Anti Budgie Boardriders for the purpose of taking part in the Starlight Foundations Super Swim Challenge.  

Peter Lehner, Lismore

What better excuse do you need than that the Honourable Brad Hazzard and departmental directors will be holding a public forum at Lismore City Hall this Wednesday December 5 at 10am.

People are encouraged to attend and let Mr Hazzard and co know that they do not want coal-seam gas in the northern rivers! Bring banners, placards, t-shirts and singing voices to win Mr Hazzard over with the northern rivers’ infectious spirit!

We must have big numbers; this meeting is extremely important.

We are asking people assemble outside the Lismore City Hall at 9am to discuss contingencies and the Strategic Regional Land Use policy in relation to CSG and how it affects us all.

Ask Brad why he doesn’t believe in democracy and which fossil fuel company he intends working for when he finishes his term in parliament!

We request a peaceful and non-aggressive presence only.


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Gary Opit, Wooyung I appreciated the letter by Lucas Wright (17 February) on the Great Reset conspiracy fantasy. With our privileged, western, simplistic understanding of...

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