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Byron Shire
April 21, 2021

Diversity?

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Byron Drag Racers World Record

The local AAA Racing motorcycle team have set a new world record in 100cc class, as well as a top national speed in 50cc class at the recent Australian Speed Week held at Salt Lake Gairdner, South Australia.

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Paramedic pay

Sue McLeod, Myocum  I was saddened by the plight of our paramedics and their union’s frustrated attempts to seek a pay...

Poor Council drains

Kate Anderson, Mullumbimby In response to and support of Kerry Gray’s and Robin Gracie’s letters Echo 31 March). The McGoughans Lane...

ALP puts war power reform on the agenda

The Australian Labor Party will hold a public inquiry into how Australia goes to war if elected to government next year.

Step up, Ben

Martin Corben, Lennox Head With the cancellation of Bluesfest now would be a good time for the NSW state government’s...

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.

Hippie fools

Edward Kent, Suffolk Park So, have the ‘hippie’ hipsters of Byron Bay figured out how the new global establishment party at...

Fast Buck$, Coorabell

When I read about Council’s ‘Sustainable Visitation Strategy’ and Council’s press release accompanying it, I didn’t know whether to larf or barf.

‘The aim… is to support a visitor economy that cares for and respects local resident, protects the natural environment, celebrates cultural diversity, and shares local values’. There we have it, Council’s media unit mercilessly and shamelessly cranking out a parallel reality for those of us who still believe in Santa Claus.

I only wish here to address the claim of ‘diversity’. I probably spend more time in the front foyer of the Council building than most people do and I’ve yet to see a wheelchair, or an Asian, or brown face among the staff members coming and going.

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