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Byron Wildlife Hospital’s DA up for public comment

A development application for the mobile Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is now before the public.

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Rapey Liberal culture is their undoing

Former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins’ steel-eyed testimony around rape allegations saw spiders crawl from under rocks and spread in all directions last week. 

Coal scuttle

Alan Veacock, Cumbalum After some serious arm-twisting from the rest of the sane world, led by Joe Biden, the ‘marketing...

Byron’s new road: the good and not so

After more than 30 years of talk, debate, disagreements, tears and political gridlock, Byron Bay has a new road to divert traffic from the CBD to the southern end of town.

Be proud of Ballina, help clean up our beaches

This Sunday, 7 March, Ballina Coastcare is inviting everyone who cares about Ballina's environment to Step Up To Clean Up, and join a special event for Clean Up Australia Day.

Monkey see

Daniel Brown, Byron Bay Back in my early youth growing up in Mt Eliza Victoria in the ‘90s I’d secretly...

Koala groups lobby Tweed MP Geoff Provest for action

Local koala groups have been taking action to protect NSW koalas by meeting with Tweed State Member of Parliament, Geoff Provest seeking his support for action on koala protections and asking him not to support the koala killing legislation his government are putting forward.

Gordon Balfour Haynes, Federal.

Re Melissa Hargraves’s letter (Echo, 9/01/19) re Scripture Union tempting youngsters with offers of ‘win $100’:

If an individual not connected with SU or a church behaved similarly (‘Little girl/boy: Would you like $100…’) they would be hunted down and charged with child abduction and possibly child abuse. Why does SU get away with this kind of despicable behaviour?

It’s bad enough that they try to recruit children in order to poison their minds with sky-god bullshit, but the fact that they’re now offering considerable financial incentives to ‘follow Jesus’ just demonstrates how desperate the increasingly irrelevant churches are becoming.

Such operations ought not to be allowed on public lands!


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Leadership lost

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