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Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some...

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Coal scuttle

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

Will Ballina Council live up to its promise?

A motion from Cr Jeff Johnson to be tabled at Ballina Shire Council's meeting this week will ask the council to live up to its promise to act on the climate emergency, and divest from fossil fuel investments.

Suffolk pump track

Dr Ray Moynihan, Suffolk Park Thanks to The Echo for ongoing coverage of the debate about the proposed pump track...

The lunatics have taken over the asylum…

The Zombies of the Climate ApoCOALpse have today swarmed around Queensland's Parliament House this morning to highlight impending climate chaos.

Archibald has knock-on effect in Murwillumbah

The Tweed Regional Gallery is hosting the Archibald Prize and local business people say the event is giving the town of Murwillumbah a significant economic boost.

Cut it down – Tweed Councillors at odds over future of forest red gum

‘We should be active and take the tree down,’ Cr Polglase told the Tweed Shire Council meeting last Thursday, referring to a significant forest red gum and koala food tree in Tweed Heads West.

If you haven’t had enough of politicians yet, and if you believe everything that comes out of their mouths, then let Bronny and the Bishops take you on a musical romp through the Right Winge.

In support of Ballina Region For Refugees, this mob of functors will regale you with  songs like Plastic Pauline, I Don’t Know Much, Barnaby’s Choice, Model Of Australian Prime Minister, I Love To Live In An Economy, and My Sweet Coal

With ‘intelligent songs about stupid subjects’, Bronny and the Bishops should be taken seriously.

Seriously, if the Left moves to the Right, what rights do we have left?

You can trust Bronny and the Bishops to digest the flood of fake news and regurgitate it in a torrent of truth that chucks the mock back into demockracy.

‘Donations’ in brown paper bags welcomed $10k gets you dinner with the minister, $20k a rezoning approval or mining licence, $30k an act of parliament, $50k a French au pair and a $priceless a transfer from Manus.

‘This lot deserve to be shirtfronted…’ Tony Abbs

‘5 stars for true lies…’ The Daily Bull

‘These guys are the real deal: talented, politically aware, insightful and born entertainers. Vote 1 Bronny and the Bishops!…’ Louise Southerden

Find out what’s really going on in parliament on Saturday April 6 at the Uniting Church, Ballina, from 7.30pm

Tickets ($20/$15) are available on the door.



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