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June 7, 2023

Former Byron Mayor talks about the ‘Green challenge’

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Vaping and young people – what can be done to reduce the impact?

Two community forums are being held to look at the issue of youth vaping. The first is taking place today in Coffs Harbour and a second forum will be held in Ballina on 20 June.

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Vaping and young people – what can be done to reduce the impact?

Two community forums are being held to look at the issue of youth vaping. The first is taking place today in Coffs Harbour and a second forum will be held in Ballina on 20 June.

Vaccinating koalas

It is interesting to read that the program of catching and vaccinating wild koalas against chlamydial disease is happening...


Congratulations to Chris Minns for bringing in the new regulations about so-called VIP rooms in clubs and pubs. It’s...

Backlash Stan Grant

Extraordinary negative and callous statements regarding Stan Grant in the recent edition’s Backlash section. Grant was a terrible host?...

Traffic interruptions around Lismore Base Hospital – Sunday

Some streets will be blocked off and others reduced to one lane on Sunday 4 June around Lismore Base Hospital and Lismore Shopping Square.

Labor forever

Mr Duncan, judging from your last rant, would you be a rusted-on Labor supporter? Sorry for pointing out the...

It’s not easy being green, it never has been, but we are proud of our long-term commitment to Greens values and to this community.

We face an uncertain future with climate change, social inequality and species extinction and our principled policies are more important than ever.

Byron Greens have served this community since 1993, on Council since 1995 and now have a renewed commitment to protect and support the Byron Shire community and environment for the future.

Byron is at a crucial point. The success of protecting this special place has also brought extreme pressure.

Local government is the most complex and relevant level of government. The Council and especially the mayoralty require experience and strong leadership.

Duncan Dey and his Greens team offer 26 years of elected experience and a revitalised commitment to protect the Shire.

Cate Coorey has served and shown her commitment.

Please see the Byron Greens website to fact check some of the misrepresentations that have sadly been part of this election.

Slogans and sledging are presented by some who have never even served on Council. Our record of service and delivery of outcomes are publicly available.

I urge all residents to think carefully about their vote. Our community needs experienced and principled leadership.

Vote Greens.

Jan Barham, Byron Greens convenor and former Mayor

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  1. It is quite easy being concrete about the colour of brick and tile, rising high to high-rise as that is easy money but being environmental in planting trees is something quite hard for Mankind as it is quite hard in being kind to the planet. It is easy to destroy this planet with pollution in dust and grime instead of planting a strong and moral community. What we need is a resistant community, a community with backbone, an environmental community that has its back to the red brick wall. It is quite easy to spread the foulness of Mankind and chop down trees for miles and pollute the waterways in ways that men or women have never thought of before like pouring paint don’t the gutters and not keeping good maintenance up of our sewers and spreading plastic containers as far as you please as that is the easy job. Every time there is a development there is an extra square mile of sewers to get rid of the brown human waste into out waterways.
    The hard job is being elected in council and sitting in council as a well-intentioned councillor for the ordinary average community and not for the shock-jock developer. That is the hard bit in not taking the easy money.
    Why is it that our good people who demand action not standing? I am thinking very hard about this vote. It is not easy.


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