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Soli becalmed in NSW Pro surf series

Local surfer Soli Bailey has finished in second place at the Mad Mex Maroubra Pro World Surf League Qualifying Series event held at Sydney’s Maroubra beach last weekend.

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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...

Letting go

Mary McMorrow, Mullumbimby I respect the parents forgiving the drunk driver who killed their four children (one a cousin) as...

International Women’s Day kerfuffle at Ballina

One councillor walked out of Ballina Council's recent meeting during an emotional discussion about speakers at an upcoming IWD event.

Facebook fails

Adrian Gattenhof, Mullumbimby American spoilt brat Zuckerberg may have done adults around the world a great favour with his screamy...

Transparency needed

Janelle Saffin MP, State Member for Lismore. I read with interest Mia Armitage’s front page article in last week’s Echo...

Housing affordability on agenda at Ballina

With the housing crisis worsening in Ballina and across the Northern Rivers, councillors agreed that something had to be done about the problem at their meeting yesterday.

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head

Regarding the final article in Backlash from your un-named correspondent.

As usual, Backlash is the repository for fake news and this article on Peter Dutton is no exception.

It should be pointed out that Mr Dutton was not responsible for illegal immigrants held in offshore camps. That was the brainchild of Messrs Rudd and Bowen, aided and abetted by Ms Gillard.

During both Dutton’s and Morrison’s tenure in government, they were able to stop the flow of illegals.

Between them they spent six years endeavouring to fix the Labor stuff-ups.

Perhaps your correspondent could do the decent thing and apologise to Mrs Dutton.

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  1. Refugees seeking assylum are NOT illegals.

    From 1946 to 1966 over two million refugees came to Australia. They did NOT come on leaky boats or drown at sea. We paid their fares on cruise ships. They worked hard and made this country what it is today.

    We didn’t spend billions locking them up on some hellhole and torturing already traumatised people.

    Today refugees today are the collateral damage in an effort by some disgraceful, desperatel politicians to win elections, as they have little to offer Australians.

    The challenge for Australians is to stop these awful pollies from desntroyig the joint. DON”T VOTE FOR THEM.


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Shores United win local derby in season opener

Shores United FC began their season in the Anzac Cup B football competition with a 3-1 win over local rivals the Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC last Sunday.

Ballina Dragon Boaters win world championships

Shelley Cornish from Tintenbar has won two gold medals in the world indoor rowing championships as well as a world record time, while husband Paul Hurley chimed in with a silver medal.

Senior players triumph at Cherry Street Croquet Club

The experience combination of Joan Campbell (92 years young) and Elaine Astley (89) were able to beat the field and collect a win in the Cherry Streety Twilight Golf Croquet Plate Competition held at Ballina.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 3 March, 2021