14.3 C
Byron Shire
July 4, 2022

Weather forces Aboriginal support march ‘online’

Latest News

ARTEXPRESS to visit Tweed Regional Gallery

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre is one of only two regional venues exhibiting ARTEXPRESS 2022. The exhibition is an annual showcase of exemplary artworks from the HSC examination in Visual Arts in NSW.

Other News

Mullum could lose valuable CBD car park

It’s fair to say residents of Mullumbimby have seen a steady increase in the number of vehicles visiting the...

Festival/Byron Council relations strained, motion passes

The operations manager of the Byron Music Festival says her attempts to run the event this year were cruelled by Byron Council staff, who allegedly provided organisers with false information and spoke to them like they were ‘idiots’.

The wetlands questions for the new Council

The Northern Regional Planning Panel (NRPP) recently gave a determination for a Bioenergy Facility to be built within the...

Australia to light the way with industrial-scale power

Big ideas are easy. Finding the big money and big names to back them is not. But a long-term plan to turn WA’s Pilbara into the largest renewable energy hub in the world has just taken a giant leap forward.

Lismore’s latest flood fighting asset arrives

The NSW State Emergency Service’s first custom-built High Clearance Vehicle, known as a Unimog, has arrived at its new permanent home of Lismore.

A poem

Row upon row Lest we forget the rows of trees they planted to recall the rows of boys they sent to die in the war Jon...

Protesters against the forced closure of Aboriginal communities march in Lismore on March 19.
Protesters against the forced closure of Aboriginal communities march in Lismore on March 19.

A street march against the forced closure of Aboriginal communities which was to be held at Tweed Heads today has been cancelled due to wet weather but organisers have urged people to ‘march online’ through a ‘virtual’ protest.

Leweena Williams, from the Tweed-Byron Aboriginal Land Council, said the ‘ the Forced Closure of Aboriginal Communities’ march would be re-scheduled to a later date and a notice would be circulated in coming days about it.

Ms Williams apologised for any inconvenience.

She told Echonetdaily that people could participate in the virtual protest by:

1. Taking a photo of you and your group holding a sign, banner or message

2. Add the hashtags #SOSBLAKAUSTRALIA, #NOconsent#Lifestylechoice

3.Upload the pics/tag to the following links: @sosblakaust, @sosblakaustralia and/or www.facebook.com/sosblakaustralia

A similar protest is due in Lismore also today (Friday), as part of more than 70 protests organised around Australia ,and the second time supporters of both Tweed and Lismore communities take to the streets (or online) to vent their anger at state and federal government moves to withdraw services to 150 remote Aboriginal communities.

The marches are part of a global call to action, with protests and marches also being organised in New Zealand, Los Angeles and across Europe.

Lismore protesters are set to gather at the Browns Creek carpark from 4.30pm today for a march around the central business district at 5pm.


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Australia to light the way with industrial-scale power

Big ideas are easy. Finding the big money and big names to back them is not. But a long-term plan to turn WA’s Pilbara into the largest renewable energy hub in the world has just taken a giant leap forward.

Koori Mail wins NAIDOC Week award

Local media outlet and responder to the February and March floods, the Koori Mail was honoured at the annual National NAIDOC Week Awards held on Narrm Country on Saturday evening.

Active Fest and Olympics heading to Byron

Want a fun day of netball, rugby league, soccer, skateboarding, BMX, baseball 5, or tennis? The Active Fest is coming to the Cavanbah Centre in Byron on July 14.

First Nations Voice in Council moves closer

Byron Council will aim to give local First Nations people a role in its decision-making process by September 2024, echoing the newly-elected federal government’s pledge to honour the Uluru Statement from the Heart.