11.5 C
Byron Shire
May 23, 2024

Positive privilege…

Latest News

Only three flood buybacks done in Byron Shire

The most recent data from the Resilient Homes Program (buybacks, house raising and retrofits), administered by the SW Reconstruction Authority (RA), shows Byron Shire has just three buyback purchases completed, as of May 10, 2024.

Other News

Pickleball takes Alstonville by storm as new courts open

Alstonville now boasts tournament-standard pickleball courts that opened to an enthusiastic crowd and players last Saturday despite the rain.

Rally in Byron against Gaza war

Locals are being called to join in a rally at Byron Bay this Saturday at 2pm calling on the Australian government to take action against the deaths of Palestinians in the invasion of Gaza by Israel. 

What do young people want and what do they think needs to change?

The ‘Your Voice, Our Future’ survey has been launched and is asking young people to put forward their views on what is important to them. 

Danny’s world

Danny Wakil would have us believe that Israel is a sweet little peace-loving ‘sister democracy’ that can do no...

Byron Rebels continue strong run in local rugby union

The Byron Shire Rebels put on 83 unanswered points against Lismore Rugby Club last weekend at Shultz Oval, capping...

New Murwillumbah pump station build underway

There is no denying that Murwillumbah floods and locals are hoping that the construction of a new stormwater pump...

Old White Man MacFarland, Ewingsdale

Richard Attenborough, yes… and Joe Biden. Bill Clinton. Jimmy Carter. Robert Redford. Terence McKenna. Jonas Salk. Bob Hope. George Burns. Gough Whitlam. Salman Rushdie. Walt Whitman. Benjamin Franklin. P. G. Wodehouse. Marlon Brando. Frank Lloyd Wright. Joseph Campbell. Pablo Picasso. Oskar Schindler. Thomas Keneally. Pope Francis. Winston Churchill. Harrison Ford. Michael Caine. Robert De Niro. David Crosby. Mick Jagger. Albert Einstein. Barry Long. Pablo Casals. Robert Frost. William Yeats. Alexander Bell. Clair Patterson. Julian Assange. James Maxwell. Mikhail Gorbachev. John Altgeld. Kirk Douglas. Charles Darwin. Douglas MacArthur. John Cleese. Howard Carter. Bernie Sanders. Al Gore. Michael Moore.   Harvey Weinstein.

OK, not Harvey Weinstein.

Previous articleOnya Mandy
Next articleWar crimes

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


  1. Old White woman answer – Bill Clinton [take or leave his women & loot] MacFarland.
    A couple of Aussies + Brits – & the rest are USA. No-one’s said there aren’t men who
    can’t be replaced as is the same with women. What was implied was women are not
    as bright an men [this is laymen’s talk], have lower IQs & don’t appear to appear in
    the spotlight like men do. I’m not about to list the world’s leading women because
    this is no horse race. Anyone who knows their history can close their eyes to ‘lift
    a list of women up where they belong’. Have a safe & pleasing Christmas. NB – the
    song sung by Cocker was written & recorded by the Native American Cree Indian,
    Buffy Sainte-Marie. She has written dozens of songs ie – Soldier Blue & Universal
    Soldier that the USA government did their best to ‘ban’.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Fatal crash near Coffs

Three people have been involved in a horrifying crash today, leaving two dead and one in critical condition, police said. 

NSW Gov’t promises to fast-track super battery storage

State government investment in major battery projects across NSW is to be increased and fast-tracked, Minister for Climate Change and Energy Penny Sharpe said on Wednesday.

NSW gov’t opens Tweed Valley Hospital

The NSW government is to officially open the $723.3 million Tweed Valley Hospital today after the transferral of patients to the new facility last week.

Fed gov’t doubles funds for local road repairs

Local governments across the state are to share in $1.2 billion worth of commonwealth funding for local roads over the next five years.