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Appeal to locate man missing from Mullumbimby

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man missing from Mullumbimby.

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Conciliation meeting over Broadwater floodplain development terminated

Richmond Valley Council refused a development application for a 60-lot residential development on flood-prone land on Rileys Hill Road, Broadwater, close to the Richmond River in October 2023. 

What do young people want and what do they think needs to change?

The ‘Your Voice, Our Future’ survey has been launched and is asking young people to put forward their views on what is important to them. 

Exploring the Burmese struggle in Byron, May 30

Rosemary and previously, her late husband, have been teaching, then quietly building clean water systems for villages and schools in the ‘dry region’ of Burma / Myanmar for years.

When Miriam Margoyles came to the Byron Farmers Market

Actress, author and British-Australian documentarian Miriam Margoyles recently launched her latest ABC docuseries, Impossibly Australian, in which Byron Bay...

Editorial – Just another unjust moment in history

Justice has been served and it’s a shit sandwich: whistleblower David McBride is now the first person to be sentenced to jail in Australia for reporting war crimes.

Public housing forum/doco May 16

A documentary exploring the devastating impacts of losing one’s home owing to the privatisation and demolition of public housing assets will be screened May 16 at the Palace Cinema.

I enjoyed Simon Haslam’s groundbreaking report in last week’s Echo on Dave Osborn’s remarkable achievement; that of parking in all the parking spots in Mullum’s Woolies. That he also impressed a teenage daughter is even more amazing.

For a moment I was inspired to attempt the challenge at Bairnsdale’s Woolies; the car park of which must be three times the capacity of Mullum’s. Then I realised it would involve me getting in my car and going somewhere.

I hope Simon will be commissioned to report on the annual Lewis Carroll Awards, which requires competitors to believe as many impossible things as possible before breakfast. I understand the world record is 28 and is held by Rainbow Tamari Moonbeam of Palmwoods Upper.

Michael McDonald, Bairnsdale VIC


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Brunswick 30 has been delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour

Following successful sea trials at Yamba the Brunswick 30 was delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour on Wednesday, May 15. 

Editorial – Just another unjust moment in history

Justice has been served and it’s a shit sandwich: whistleblower David McBride is now the first person to be sentenced to jail in Australia for reporting war crimes.

What do young people want and what do they think needs to change?

The ‘Your Voice, Our Future’ survey has been launched and is asking young people to put forward their views on what is important to them. 

Conciliation meeting over Broadwater floodplain development terminated

Richmond Valley Council refused a development application for a 60-lot residential development on flood-prone land on Rileys Hill Road, Broadwater, close to the Richmond River in October 2023.