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April 21, 2021

Everyone should be safe being themselves

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Community land trust

Shane Sylvanspring, Mullumbimby I want to congratulate and applaud Cr Paul Spooner, Mayor Simon Richardson, and planning staff for supporting and...

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The ghost in the archives #3: Sexism, legal discrimination and ‘the game of bastardry’

The ghost in the archives #3 – In which a former Echo drudge dives into the crypt and comes up covered in dusty memories.

Hanging points

Jo Faith, Newtown Many thanks to The Echo for printing ex-magistrate David Heilpern’s remarkable article articulating the ongoing tragic situation surrounding...

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.

Professor Graham Samuel says dementia care is personal

In a moving address to the National Press Club in Canberra yesterday, Dementia Australia Chair Professor Graham Samuel AC shared his personal experience of dementia – the anguish, bewilderment, frustration and torment experienced by his mother as she descended into the abyss of the disease.

Over population

Boyd Kellner, Newrybar ‘Over population’ is seen by some as the main destructive driver causing many crises besetting the planet today. From...

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.

Hannah Grace, Ocean Shores

I was born a loud, spiritual, tomboy child (like my precious dad, Jacko). I grew up with the men and saw the world through their eyes, and I still really have that nature. Wherever the men were – I was; hanging over car engines, loud bloke conversations, footie, motorbikes, etc. The other ‘girls’ were cooking blackberry tarts and I was scaling, beheading and gutting fish.

So with my boy’s psyche I grew into a hetero girl/woman with provocative clothes. A lot of men loved that male/female combination and a number of them found it threatening. I was never subservient to men. So they knocked me down and sometimes raped me. I gave men up 35 years ago.

It’s taken me 73 years to work out that I got knocked around because I wasn’t ‘right’ in a female way. Well, fuck that, I’m still hetero and still have the strong blokey side happening – and that’ll never change!

Your article about the ‘V Day’ celebrations really touched me, and I’m absolutely passionate about all women and girls, whether they’re loud or quiet, being safe. You go you red ‘V Day’ girls!


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Cartoon of the week – 21 April, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

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.

Your Local Club Academy Games

The North Coast Academy of Sport prepared its largest squad ever to compete at the 2021 Your Local Club Academy Games, held in the Hunter region last weekend.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 21 April, 2021

Check out entertainment listings for the week, with music, dance, cinema and all sorts events happening in and around the Byron Shire