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This government makes us ashamed to be Australian

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Soli becalmed in NSW Pro surf series

Local surfer Soli Bailey has finished in second place at the Mad Mex Maroubra Pro World Surf League Qualifying Series event held at Sydney’s Maroubra beach last weekend.

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‘The Great Reset’

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

Lennox Rise development clears another hurdle

The massive new residential development planned west of Epiq in Lennox Head continued its progress towards becoming reality at the last Ballina Shire Council meeting.

Transparency needed

Janelle Saffin MP, State Member for Lismore. I read with interest Mia Armitage’s front page article in last week’s Echo...

Ballina Dragon Boaters win world championships

Shelley Cornish from Tintenbar has won two gold medals in the world indoor rowing championships as well as a world record time, while husband Paul Hurley chimed in with a silver medal.

Bringing down the heat in our ‘hood

How well we survive the future depends on our vision for our towns and suburbs – and on how we bring that vision about.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

There are now 2,300 desperate asylum seekers rotting in Australia’s off-shore concentration camps on Manus Island and Nauru, indefinitely imprisoned without a right of appeal or any hope of resettlement.

The Australian government has just done a deal with the notoriously murderous and corrupt Hun Sen regime to dump asylum seekers in impoverished Cambodia, a centre for sex tourism and paedophilia.

Following the collapse of the Australian auto manufacturing industry, the federal government is planning massive public investment in armaments production and has announced plans to double military spending over the next five years.

Fossil fuel corporations are receiving government support for unrestrained environmental destruction, threatening world heritage eco-systems like the Great Barrier Reef and precious farm lands.

And our government is taking active steps to undermine international action on climate change and human rights abuses through such forums as the G20 and the Commonwealth Heads of Government.

Proud to be an Australian?

Kenneth McLeod, Annandale. NSW


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Shores United win local derby in season opener

Shores United FC began their season in the Anzac Cup B football competition with a 3-1 win over local rivals the Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC last Sunday.

Ballina Dragon Boaters win world championships

Shelley Cornish from Tintenbar has won two gold medals in the world indoor rowing championships as well as a world record time, while husband Paul Hurley chimed in with a silver medal.

Senior players triumph at Cherry Street Croquet Club

The experience combination of Joan Campbell (92 years young) and Elaine Astley (89) were able to beat the field and collect a win in the Cherry Streety Twilight Golf Croquet Plate Competition held at Ballina.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021