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ignorant pondering or courageous scepticism?

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Butler Street Reserve checked for PFAS pollution

Authorities are checking the Byron Bay site for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, more commonly known as PFAS.

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Exotic and hybrid

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay I was shocked to see the abundant exotic and hybrid plantings at Byron’s new bus interchange. As...

Cartoon of the week – 12 May, 2021

Letters to the editor We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters...

Bluesfest announces October dates for 2021 festival

After two disappointing cancelations of their event, Bluesfest has announced that they will hold the 2021 festival over the...

Developers push swamp boundaries – will council push back?

It has once again been left to residents to raise serious issues in relation to a development application (DA) that is pushing to overdevelop at 6 Keats Street, Byron Bay at the expense of the environment, in particular the Cumbebin Swamp.

It’s D-Day for Byron’s Marvell Street DA

Will a controversial hotel development in central Byron that exceeds both height and floor space limits be given conditional approval at this week’s Byron Council meeting?

Development of the Belongil Spit

Jo Faith, Newtown I was gobsmacked when I read that the ‘Greens’ mayor’s parting gift was to aid privatisation of land...

Dr Ray Moynihan, Suffolk Park

Male Violence’ (Echo Nov 22) reminded me of a few questions that have troubled me for quite some time.

Why is it that some seemingly well-intentioned people ruminate in public about such critically important issues as domestic violence, without referring to a shred of the mountains of evidence or theory?

Why is it that some men continue to shame themselves, and their gender, by apparently failing to demonstrate any understanding of more than 50 years of contemporary feminist writing and thinking?

Why is it that the ethic of free speech is abused so violently in these turbulent times of truth decay, and wilfully ignorant pondering is so often mistaken for courageous scepticism? Any explanations?

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