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July 28, 2021

The power of fear

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$10k fine for man who flew to Ballina while COVID infected, as govt takes Pfizer vaccine from regions

A young man who left COVID lockdown in Sydney and flew to Ballina while infected with the virus has been fined nearly $10,000 for numerous health order breaches in NSW and Queensland.

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Byron’s bioenergy facility DA

David Dixon, Byron Bay I am concerned Council’s bioenergy project has received no external financial scrutiny and that my requests for...

Strange figures

Alan Dickens, Brunswick Heads To date (10/07/2021), the inflow into Brunswick Waste Water Treatment Plant has been 1,056,459.53 kilolitres, recycled water...

Byron Shire residents urged to get tested

Fragments of the COVID-19 virus have been found in the Byron Bay sewerage treatment plant (STP) that services Byron Bay, Broken Head, Suffolk Park, Wategos, and Sunrise areas and the Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) are asking residents and visitors to get tested at the first sign of any symptoms.

John ‘Strop’ Cornell dies

John Cornell, a character credited with initiating major change in Byron Bay after his purchase of the Beach Hotel, has died at his home in Byron Bay, aged 80, surrounded by his wife Delvene Delaney and family.

Old Byron Hospital DA on exhibition

Plans are finally in for the redevelopment of the old Byron Hospital that will facilitate its transformation into a much-needed community hub.

Fake news

Ron Priestley, Main Arm What Neil Bowhay is proposing (Letters, 14 July) is that The Echo prints fake news. It is people...

Gareth Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre

Israel’s Netanyahu who is about to be charged with bribery is so desperate to win the coming election that he has allied his party to the extreme right wing Otzma Yehudit. This ultra-nationalist Jewish power are followers of the late Rabbi Meir Kahane, who was banned from the Knesset in 1988 due to his racist views. The party supports extending Israeli sovereignty throughout the West Bank and expelling Israeli Arabs it deems to be disloyal. It includes members who view Baruch Goldstein, who massacred 29 Palestinians worshipping at the Cave of the Patriarchs in 1994, as a hero.

Netanyahu’s promised the merged party two ministries if he continues to govern after the April 9 election.

Israel now, under this Netanyahu snafu, is so on the nose that the Executive Council of Australian Jewry, the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council and the Zionist Federation of Australia have expressed their ‘deep dismay’. No doubt it will take more than this for the Australian government to support the Palestinian struggle.

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  1. A lot of hoo ha by Gareth Smith about a political element in Israel that has been officially permitted to run in the Israeli elections that the citizens of Israel can vote for or against as in a democracy.
    On the other hand Smith never expresses any consternation about the total lack of any semblance of democracy on the Palestinian side and the unmitigated endorsement of the use of terror with the glorification of terrorists who are extolled as martyrs and their families rewarded with cash.


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