Byron rallies to save the Reef

On Sunday, as many of us were unwinding at the beach, a small but dedicated group of people gathered on the Byron Bay foreshore to protest against the imminent destruction of the Great Barrier Reef, which is in the path of massive tankers hauling our fossil fuels to markets around the world. Organisers of the Save the Reef rallies around Australia hope to focus the attention of Queensland voters ahead of next week’s state elections.

Video Sharon Shostak


One response to “Byron rallies to save the Reef”

  1. Len Heggarty says:

    Does anyone know what they were doing there?
    They were attracting attention to themselves.
    Making a scene to be seen to be doing “something”
    when they don’t know what to do to save the Great Barrier Reef.
    To save the Reef is the same question as in saving
    Australia’s indigenous people, the Aborigine. And no one wants to save them.
    Sorry people The Great Barrier Reef can’t be saved as no political party wants to save it.
    Save the Great Barrier Reef. No one is that serious when money is to be made.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Become a supporter of The Echo

A note from the editorial team

Some of The Echo’s editorial team: journalists Paul Bibby and Aslan Shand, editor Hans Lovejoy, photographer Jeff Dawson and Mandy Nolan

The Echo has never underestimated the intelligence and passion of its readers. In a world of corporate banality and predictability, The Echo has worked hard for more than 30 years to help keep Byron and the north coast unique with quality local journalism and creative ideas. We think this area needs more voices, reasoned analysis and ideas than just those provided by News Corp, lifestyle mags, Facebook groups and corporate newsletters.

The Echo is one hundred per cent locally owned and one hundred per cent independent. As you have probably gathered from what is happening in the media industry, it is not cheap to produce a weekly newspaper and a daily online news service of any quality.

We have always relied entirely on advertising to fund our operations, but often loyal readers who value our local, independent journalism have asked how they could help ensure our survival.

Any support you can provide to The Echo will make an enormous difference. You can make a one-off contribution or a monthly one. With your help, we can continue to support a better informed local community and a healthier democracy for another 30 years.”

Echonetdaily is made possible by the support of all of our advertisers.