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February 25, 2021

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‘Hollywood’ drug squads over the top

I guess we have to thank Hollywood for the enduring myth that a black-clad squad of elite 'blokes', preferably with cool helicopters, from the capital are needed to crack down on really serious crime in hick parts of the country like Mullumbimby.

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Craig Kelly quits Liberal Party

Federal Member for Hughes Craig Kelly has resigned from the Liberal Party, technically throwing Scott Morrison's government into minority as it grapples with scandals from within and without.

Don’t worry, be greedy

Desmond Bellamy, PETA Australia The deputy prime minister has said that the government will consider excluding agriculture from future long-term...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Community bar – not

Liz Levy, Suffolk Park I couldn’t believe what I was reading in The Echo: a plan to turn an ‘iconic’...

Ready for Byron’s latest massive development on Jonson St?

The changing face of Byron as Gold Coast and Sydney developers move in to recreate the look and feel of the town with intense development proposals.

Rainbow Region Dragon boat racers pick up third place in return to racing

The Lennox Head-based Rainbow Region Dragon boat team had a promising start to 2021, when they picked up a third place at the Broadwater Regatta.

Joshua Scicluna, Skennars Head

I am a resident of Skennars Head, and I am absolutely appalled to see my favourite plot of Ballina Council land (the headland just off Sharpes Beach) – be defaced by a man-made bike path.

As a young member of the community, to see this disregard of the natural beauty (that I hope to spend my life in) is unacceptable. It infuriates me to think that decisions such as the degradation of our incredibly rare and beautiful ecosystem are made at the drop of a hat like this. The placement of a concrete path through the natural vegetation in this area is both unnecessary and concerning given the threat of the inevitable erosion it will cause.

I strongly urge you to please consider the ratepaying residents of the community who value the natural environment when making such decisions, and in the future to have some form of consideration of the land we are so lucky to call home.

Additionally, I would like to note that there are clearly unfortunate implications as a result of the development, ‘Aureus’, on the environment. Sure, a little bit of infrastructure is fine… just don’t lose sight of the natural charm that makes our area so special.

Note: Ballina Mayor, David Wright, responded via phone and was respectful of my concern.


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Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

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Family Court scrapped

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