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April 23, 2021

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East Ballina Lions desperately needs new members

East Ballina Lions Club has given over thirty years of service to numerous community programs and initiatives, but if it doesn't get more members soon, it will have to close.

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Fast Buck$ ejected from Byron Council meeting

During this morning's Byron Shire Council meeting a dispute between the Mayor Simon Richardson and local activist and agitator Fast Buck$ over the pronunciation of Cr Sarah Ndiaye's name led to the meeting being suspended.

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Vashti Easton Wright, Byron Bay

I have discovered that the Mullumbytes Facebook group has 11,652 members and is moderated by one white man (admin). There is another moderator listed who, I believe, is the same person!

I posted the letter published in The Echo, (December 24) on the Mullumbytes page. Despite many positive comments and discussions around the topic, admin deleted it, four times, over as many days.

Admin has muted anyone he disagrees with (he muted me for a week).

Mullumbytes purports to be a community page, but I am left frustrated with the way one individual wields so much power. We are a mostly white population here and while there is surface support for First Nations culture there are also murky depths of racism, white supremacy and bigotry that emerge when anyone talks about racism, injustice and rights for First Nations people; and the voices speaking out against that should be heard.


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