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May 23, 2024

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New witnesses in long-running kambo inquest

Proceedings reopened in Byron Bay Courthouse yesterday in what is expected to be the final stage of the long-running coronial inquest into the death of Jarrad Antonovich.

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Dance for Brazil

The Mahico and Aruanda crews are joining hands to invite the entire community to be a part of Dance for Brazil – a day to flood Brazil with support, this Sunday in Byron Bay.

Contraband, Chile’s 9/11 and black ops 

Putting the life of local adventurer Chris Dewhirst into print would be no easy task. But he’s managed to do it, in part, with Everest Guns & Money.

Trains on roads

Soon we will have electric self-driving cars. The number of cars around the world could drop to ten per...

Protect the beach and coast

The last time my late father visited Byron Bay, I saw a tear roll down his cheek as he...

Fastest billycart clocked at over 40km/h at Bangalow Billycart Derby

Sunday saw around 5,000 people head to Bangalow to enjoy the Bangalow Billycart Derby with Greg Nash, Bangalow Lions Club President, telling The Echo that it was a ‘glorious autumn day'.

New witnesses in long-running kambo inquest

Proceedings reopened in Byron Bay Courthouse yesterday in what is expected to be the final stage of the long-running coronial inquest into the death of Jarrad Antonovich.

Tamara Smith, Greens candidate for Ballina

In December gas originating from the coal seam gas industry was exported from Gladstone to buyers in Asia for the first time. It’s all part of the industry’s plans to expand this toxic industry across NSW and QLD and jeopardise our land water in the process.

But there’s another consequence of this new plan to export gas from the east coast. The multinational gas companies can command prices up to 300 per cent higher in the Asia-Pacific region than they can in Australia. The effect on the domestic gas market will be a surge in the price of gas for homeowners and businesses, as overseas buyers will pay much more than we do.

Don’t be fooled by industry and politicians’ spin that there’s a shortage of gas in NSW. There’s plenty of conventional gas connected to the east coast from the South Australian desert and Bass Strait. This gas should be reserved for use by Australian customers before it is exported.

Our towns, farmlands and water supplies must not be turned into industrial gas fields so multinational gas companies can export to Asia for massive profits. The Greens are the only party with a policy to ban invasive gas mining across all NSW and transition to 100 per cent renewable energy.


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