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Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some...

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Saltwater mob style

Story & photo Melissa Butters If you’ve ever tasted the wild fish rillettes from The Bay SmokeHouse you know what’s...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: There is no place like home… actually there are no places

Local low income residents in Byron Bay are the human koalas of our Shire. They too have lost much of their habitat. We need affordable housing now, not in three years, or five years, or ten. Now.

Belongil beach hut

L S Lambert, Byron Bay The illegal building on Belongil Beach (Letters, 12 February) is a permanent structure with no...

Constitutional referendum/poll for LG elections for Byron Shire?

Is the wards fight back again? Byron Shire Council staff have advised, in the upcoming agenda, that ‘Council may conduct a Constitutional referendum or poll in conjunction with the Local Government Election, to be held in September 2021’.

Lismore urges REX to reconsider service cancellation

The regional airline Regional Express (REX) announced yesterday that five services, including its Lismore service, would cease once government support through the RANS program is discontinued at the end of March.

Update: Main Arm raids… The police are in Mullum!

After several reports today from readers that there is a 'massive drug operation' and a 'gun and drug unit from Parramatta!', an intrepid Echonetdaily drudge wandered over to Barry Lomath Oval next to the skate park and netball courts in Mullum.

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.

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  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’.


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