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July 14, 2024

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While Hamas exists, Palestine will never be free

In response to David Heilpern’s article regarding antisemitism and Israel, (Echo, July 3) it is probably generally agreed that...

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Clothes-optional

I have lived in Byron Shire most of my life and my family, my children and I highly value...

What price conscience?

Senator Fatima Payman's abrupt departure from the Labor Party after crossing the floor over the issue of Palestinian statehood was a very public demonstration of the tensions between party cohesion and individual conscience in the Australian political system.

New Byron fire station afoot

The NSW Labor government has allocated $8.2 million in its 2024–25 budget for a new Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) station in Byron Bay.

Lavertys Gap history

The Lavertys Gap hydro power station was installed in 1919. In 1939, during the Great Depression, people had no...

NAIDOC WEEK: Bundjalung art on show

Coinciding with NAIDOC week celebrations, Longstanding will be at the Lone Goat Gallery, located at the Byron Library until August 17.

NSW Drug Summit announced – finally

The NSW Labor government has finally delivered on their election promise to hold a NSW Drug Summit that will take place this year. 

Angela McDermott, Suffolk Park. 

Dear Falls Festival, when are you going to stop calling Yelgun Byron Bay? People who book accommodation in Byron Bay and jump in a cab to take them to the festival abuse the poor taxi drivers when they keep driving and driving and driving and driving and then get hit with a $100+ cab ride.

You’re being so deceptive. How many towns do you have to pass through from Byron Bay before you get to Yelgun? Let’s start calling Ballina south Byron, shall we? You’re blatantly lying to people. It’s shameful.


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A self-hating Jew

A self-hating Jew means ‘antisemite’. David Heilpern’s 3 July article was underpinned with lies, and hateful sentiments toward one group of Australians: the Jewish...

Losing town water access

I grew up and live in Mullumbimby, and I know locals have a strong opinion about the Byron Shire Council. I had always given...

Lavertys Gap history

The Lavertys Gap hydro power station was installed in 1919. In 1939, during the Great Depression, people had no money, and Council decided to...

Electricity lines clipped and lines come down in Lismore

Police have confirmed that a truck clipped powerlines today on Dawson Street, Lismore.