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Youth arrested over Nimbin shooting

A 20-year-old has been charged over a shooting that took place in the middle of the day near the centre of Nimbin.

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Climate change duty of care campaigners risk jail

Environmental activists say a 48-year-old Lismore nurse will face court on Wednesday in Canberra over protest stunts at the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association's headquarters.

Border bubble zone bursts thanks to COVID-19 cases in QLD

Anyone in NSW who has been in one or more of eleven particular Queensland local government areas since 21 July is required to stay at home for fourteen days from the date they were last in those areas, 'or until the notice is revoked', authorities said Monday.

Medical government

Peter Olson, Goonengerry The United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, Article 20: ‘Everyone has the right to peaceful assembly and association’....

Community disharmony

Jenny Shiels, Byron Bay I read Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox (21 July), and I agree there is disharmony in communities worldwide. Yes,...

SE Queensland’s lockdown and local schools

The South East Queensland three day lockdown, from 4pm Saturday 31 July to 4pm Tuesday 3 August 2021, will...

A day of ‘thank you’

Alison Drover, Broken Head How about a day of ‘thank you’ to our health workers and ‘sorry’ from our prime minister...

Margot Hays, Bangalow

I would like to remind folk parking in Bangalow’s main street to look out for the motor bike parking spots – and please stop parking over them. I don’t like taking up a car space, but I will if this continues.


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NSW Parliament off for a month, with full pay

With COVID-19 cases surging across Sydney and defence forces being deployed in the city, NSW Parliament put out a brief statement last week saying MPs will not sit in the month of August ‘owing to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in NSW’.

Markets could return to Byron’s Butler St Reserve

Byron’s weekly farmers’ market may return to its traditional home in Butler Street Reserve after detailed soil testing found that the park was less contaminated than was feared.

Push to create transitional accommodation at Lot 22

Should the Council-owned plot of land in Mullumbimby, known as Lot 22, be used for temporary accommodation for those at risk of homelessness, as a matter of urgency?

Sticking to facts

Roger Cotgreave, Byron Bay Thanks to The Echo for reporting scientific facts around the pandemic and not relying on social media ‘research’. Also a big thanks...