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April 22, 2021

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Shenhua gone and Breeza breathes again

In a much-hoped-for move, the NSW Government and the China Shenhua Energy Company Limited have reached a $100 million agreement in which Shenhua will withdraw its mining lease application and surrender its development consent for the Shenhua Watermark Coal project at Breeza on the Liverpool Plains.

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Hanging points

Jo Faith, Newtown Many thanks to The Echo for printing ex-magistrate David Heilpern’s remarkable article articulating the ongoing tragic situation surrounding...

Coalition ‘hellbent’

Mat Morris, Bangalow The NSW coalition seems to be hellbent on outdoing their federal counterparts when it comes to the denigration...

Midwife quits

Deb Walsh, Fernleigh It’s become untenable for me to continue working in hospitals. I have quit. I will be deregistered soon...

Arakwal chemicals

David Gilet, Byron Bay I have long been dismayed by the use of Glyphosate by Parks & Wildlife in Arakwal National...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Byron’s Back

‘Byron’s dead’. That’s the statement that I often hear. Or ‘I never go there anymore it’s lost’ or ‘Byron died years ago’. It always makes me feel a bit sad and defensive. I have such a love for this place, although I curse it when I get stuck in snaking traffic at 8am on a weekday morning or I can’t find a park near where I am going.

Common courtesy

Anonymous, Byron Bay First of all, thank you to those customers who did the right thing and wore their masks in...

Fresh from their G20 non appearance Dustyesky Male Choir made up of Vulgar Boat Men lacked humour.

‘We’ve emerged from our Siberian Winter Retreat at last with three new songs’, says Eskian Andrew Swain. ‘A song of brave Russian Naval heroism from early last century; another hauntingly beautiful ballad; and a classic folk tune of lust and longing which explores the dark corridors of the Russian love condition, something to which all our members deeply aspire.’

Much has happened since the group’s debut at the Mullumbimby Music Festival last year, where they played daily to great success. They have also since performed at Byron Bay Falls Festival.

To warm up for the coming winter occasion, and raise funds for their travel and vodka requirements, the boys will be previewing their live set, including new songs, along with fellow Bello festival comrades Andrew Morris and Two Lions this Sunday June 21 at Mullum’s Courthouse Hotel from 4pm.

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