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Byron Shire
May 12, 2021

Future generations will judge us on CSG

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Lismore City Council declares housing emergency, wants more units

A Lismore City Council housing survey had shown more than 60 per cent of residents were living by themselves or with one other person, Cr Ekins said, prompting ‘a real need for smaller housing or units’.

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From go to whoa – Norco Primex expo covers it all

Norco and Primex are bringing a three-day sustainable farming and primary industry expo to you.

Locavores out and about

The sun is out, the sky is blue, it’s beautiful, and so is the barbeque… or picnic, at this...

Deep listening and housing ideas under Mullum’s fig trees for Renew Fest

Around a hundred presenters, musicians, other artists and community activators plus a bumper crowd of punters all came together under the fig trees at the Mullumbimby Showground over the weekend for Renew Fest 2021.

Oceans 15 triumphant return


The Ocean Shores Aquatics team have returned home with some great results after a month-long stint at various State...

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

Police chase ends in head-on car and truck crash

Police have declared a critical incident investigation after a car chase in Ballina ended in a crash Friday night.

In my view democracy carries responsibilities of government in the various forms to its citizens and of the citizens to such government.

One of the fundamental benefits of democracy is ingrained in the statement, ‘I may totally disagree with your point of view but I wish to defend to the death your right to hold such views and to express same’.

I have passed my 81st birthday and over my lifetime I have seen a growth in the power of commercial enterprises. Sometimes this has been applied to the benefit of other enterprises, citizens, charities and the environment.

Unfortunately this has too often been applied to the detriment of same.

There has also been a growth in the green vote and it seems likely to continue. There must be a message there.

It seems that there is a large percentage of citizens opposed to CSG mining to varying degrees. Democracy, where are we at? In say 30 years time, what are the citizens going to say about us and our actions in 2014?

Max Lange, Mullumbimby


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