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Byron Shire
May 22, 2024

Island Quarry fail

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Why are we so blasé about violent pornography?

Why is it a turn on to hurt us? Recent intersectional studies have shown that online misogyny and violent pornography are contributors to a sharp rise in domestic violence. In NSW alone, police attend 500 incidents every day. If there were 500 threats or incidents at banks, or to the government, we would be in a state of emergency. Instead we stop, shake our heads, we listen to good men in government speak empty words, make a few promises, and move on. If you’ve ever lived through violence, it’s pretty well what your abuser does after hitting you.

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Local Labor MP supports Future Gas Strategy

Climate research scientist, Joelle Gergis, has joined other scientists, academics, think tanks and economists in condemning federal Labor’s Future Gas Strategy, which was released last week.

Getting groovy with Ino

Originally from NZ, Ino Pio is proud to have called the Northern Rivers home for the last decade. When visiting Byron Bay or Ballina you will be sure to see him playing around town.

Lismore is getting set to celebrate diversity with Pride Month

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Garry Simes racks up 25 finishes at Australia’s oldest ironman triathlon

Ballina Triathlon Club member Garry Simes has achieved the milestone of finishing the Port Macquarie Ironman Australia race, one...

Darren Hiller Smith, Byron Bay. 

I wish to advise the community, via the Echo and other media, of my intention to make a documentary about the Island Quarry Project for local and state TV channels. I would appreciate any support and assistance of this from the Echo as Nick and the team were pivotal in helping us get the ball rolling and always gave us excellent coverage and sponsorship historically.

As a recently returned resident who was instrumental in getting the thing going I am interested in finding out and documenting what has happened, or not, and why the project failed to gain traction and still sits unfinished behind locked gates and high fences. Please contact myself Darren Hiller Smith on 0481780646 .


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