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January 24, 2022

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Happiness

Mick woke up this morning to a great epiphany. So, we’ve decided to forget all our activism, we’re going...

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Band Called Stereo soon to be legends of Byron

A new group out of Byron, Band Called Stereo, have recently recorded and released the first single from their new album. Nothing extraordinary in that, apart from the fact that two of the members have just completed Year Ten and the other two have just complete Year Nine

Vax the child

I am writing about the upcoming COVID-19 vaccinations for children. I am and remain a vax-sceptic. My reasons are...

Food for thought?

‘The fundamental cause of the trouble,’ he wrote, ‘is that in the modern world, the stupid are cocksure while...

Localisation shines as supply chains weaken

While Coles and Woolworths struggle with supply chain issues caused by the Omicron outbreak, local farmer’s markets and independent food retailers appear to be coming into their own.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 19 January, 2022

Welcome back to the Brunswick Picture House Brett and Chris from the Brunswick Picture House, and their entire team, believe...

Astrological gravitas

The Mullum Aeronautics and Space Administration (MASA) will soon launch the Spiders Webb telescope, which will break through to...

Fast Buck$, Coorabell

Once again Cr Sarah Ndiaye has demonstrated her incredible knack for missing the point. In last week’s Echo she, on the one hand, claims that the 90 day annual limit on holiday letting is a ‘deterrent’ to homeowners, yet in the same breath says quite publicly that it is too expensive ‘to prosecute defaulters’.

Sarah, why not just put up a sign at every entrance to the Shire stating what everyone, except the Greens, knows to be the case: ‘Open slather development welcome’.

Here is an even better suggestion: why don’t you and Cr Lyon simply quit politics and apply for an overpaid desk job at Council? I reckon with your vast experience at trotting out the official line, you’ll both fit in really well.

My question to this week’s Council meeting is as follows: General Manager, on what delegated authority or Council resolution does Cr Ndiaye, or any other individual councillor or staff member, rely for the assertion that the prosecution of holiday letters is too expensive to be worthwhile, which is clearly a policy issue that should be resolved by an open Council vote rather than by secure or convenient back room manoeuvres?


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