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March 5, 2021

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Matthew O’Reilly President of CABS and a proud member of the NEW Byron Greens team It seems that some readers have...

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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.

Fossil investments

Brian Mollet, Mullumbimby It is with considerable incredulity that I read in last week’s Echo that Byron Shire has a lazy...

Editorial – #ChooseToChallenge the patriarchy

It is easy to think we have almost achieved equality for men and women in a country like Australia – just as long as you don’t think too hard about it.

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.

No more MOs for Tweed Shire

In a move that may have surprised some council watchers, it was the conservative councillors who voted in favour of keeping multiple occupancies (MO) in Tweed Shire.

Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

Andrew Hall, Ocean Shores

I’m responding to your article Easter Parking fines rile residents. The fines were not just at Easter; there have been fines for months causing grief for locals who have been parking ‘nose in’ there for years.

There is very little parking at New Brighton and to further reduce it with parallel parking is crazy. The residents who complain must be recent arrivals as we have all co-existed happily for many years until recently.

Just because someone buys a house on a street does not mean they own the whole street; and for Council to rush in to change parking rules without consulting the other regular users of the street is high-handed and just plain wrong.

There is a petition for the return to nose-in parking available at the Newy store. Please sign it and we will take it to Council and try to change their mind.

It is worth noting that our petition notice on the fence has been ripped down a number of times.


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