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March 3, 2021

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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. 

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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...

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.

Fossil investments

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

Cartoon of the week – 3 March, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

Belongil beach hut

L S Lambert, Byron Bay The illegal building on Belongil Beach (Letters, 12 February) is a permanent structure with no...

Music fest aims to be COVID-19 recovery event

Byron Bay could host a two-day, beachside music and arts festival in June this year, after an application to hold the event was lodged with Byron Council.

Paul Brecht, Evans Head

I think the first time I voted was for Labor and Gough got elected as PM for a three-year term. Then I didn’t vote for a long time until I joined the Greens – then I got disillusioned by that.

I left and didn’t want to vote. I informed the NSW electoral office why I didn’t want to, but they automatically put me on the roll (no choice?). I was off the federal roll too (had a choice).

The reason I don’t want to vote is because I believe the political systems in Australia and throughout the other countries of the world are corrupt. I don’t want to waste my time voting for a system that’s totally against the people and planet.

I waited 30 years to see the kids walk out of their classrooms for their futures and the kids to come to Mother Earth. Their choice, and I’ve made mine.


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