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No accountability for proven police misconduct

On Australia Day in 1998, I was the legal observer for the ‘Nude Ain’t Rude’ rally at Belongil Beach.

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Where announcements masquerade as action

The great secret about government in Australia is this: no-one wants to know about government in Australia.

HuskeeSwap launches in Lennox

An exciting initiative to keep coffee cups out of landfill launched in Lennox Head yesterday. Ballina Shire Council is backing the HuskeeSwap program with free coffees at different cafes in Lennox this week, for coffeeholics keen to try a new solution to a growing problem.

Affordable myth

Patricia Warren, Brunswick Heads There is a ‘myth of affordable housing’ in Byron Shire. Well may councillors lament the lack of ‘affordable...

No accountability for proven police misconduct

On Australia Day in 1998, I was the legal observer for the ‘Nude Ain’t Rude’ rally at Belongil Beach.

Sally Flannery discovers dark side of ‘Lovemore’

Since declaring her interest in running for Lismore Council, local woman Sally Flannery has been subjected to sustained attacks, both online and upon her property.

Hanging points

Jo Faith, Newtown Many thanks to The Echo for printing ex-magistrate David Heilpern’s remarkable article articulating the ongoing tragic situation surrounding...

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay

I don’t care why Fast Buck$ has decided to start picking on me. Though I strongly object to his misquoting and misrepresenting me over the bypass and compensatory habitat to justify himself.

Last time he accused me of supporting the bypass and this time he has me saying ‘compensatory wetlands should be contiguous’, when I never supported either and never said what he says I said.

I do think that Richard Staples’s proposal for a mini-bypass over the existing second crossing was a sensible solution.

Most people want to go into town, so giving them an alternative route without destroying wetlands made sense. I was disappointed when after his election Simon Richardson ruled out this option in favour of the long bypass.

I am alarmed when I see that the location of the bus interchange is now in the middle of this crossing, ruling out a needed second route into and from the town centre from ever being used again. This is surely short sighted.

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1 COMMENT

  1. Dailan run for mayor, you’d win I reckon. Simple Smiling Simon is an idiot. he needs to go along with his deputy, Mr Santos. He has no idea what he is doing, never has. Just because he went to s few forest blockades means nothing. That is what he has been dining out on since running for mayor. Big deal. Thousands of people have risked their incomes and liberty to protect our forests and none more logically and with integrity than you. As for Fast Bucks, the bloke is an alcoholic.

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