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April 13, 2021

Third main street for Byron

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A man dead after boat capsizes on Ballina Bar

Police have confirmed that a man has died after a boat capsized at Ballina earlier today.

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Linen SHIFT project urgently needs new home

With a vision to disrupt the cycle of women’s homelessness, the Linen SHIFT project was born to provide unique individual support and education for at-risk women in a safe residential environment, but today they they have been forced to close.

Character test for PM without much

Over Easter I visited a friend who’s spent decades doing her best to protect old growth forests, preserve human connection with nature in the raw and help save our planet from the climate emergency.

The importance of talking about ovaries

Brother and sister clothing designers Camilla Freeman-Topper and Marc Freeman are, were 11 and 13 respectively when their mother died of ovarian cancer.

Hassle councillors, not Council staff

Duncan Dey, Byron Greens council candidate 2021 –Main Arm The Echo’s article of 10 March implied that it was Council...

Can you help this local family find a home?

A local couple whose much-loved baby boy was taken away by government officers and then returned is asking the community for help in finding space on a property to park their mobile home.

Getting the right stuff in your bins in the Tweed

Tweed Council is asking residents to be more careful with what waste they put in which bin – a surprising amount of the area's refuse, both recycling and landfill, ends up in the wrong receptacle.

Rossco Phillips, Mullumbimby

Re the bypass, sorry, third main street for Byron Bay. Jan Barham’s article, which she paid for herself, is an indictment of this Greens-dominated Council’s handling of this very important environmental matter.

The fact that there is only a relatively small amount of rain forest involved makes me want to shout, ‘Hey! There’s a little bit left of what used to cover the whole area!’

We should be scrambling to save what is left, not trashing it to make way for the mighty motor vehicle. Imagine being able to add ‘Local Rainforest Walk’ to the list of things to do in Bryon Bay?

And what is this bio-banking bullshit? WTF is that about? Sounds like what developers would try on, not our elected Greens councillors, who were put here to stop this kind of travesty, not push it!

So when the ‘protectors’ stand in front of the bulldozers this week where will our Greens councillors be? Standing with those protecting our environment or standing behind the police as they drag away the good guys?


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