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June 18, 2024

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Why have NSW Labor failed to hold their promised drug summit?

On budget eve the banner ‘Premier, you promised. Drug Summit Now’ was dropped cross from NSW Parliament calling on NSW Labor to set a date for the long awaited NSW Drug Summit.

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Israel/Gaza

Following certain developments over the last couple of weeks, it is starkly obvious that those at the ICC in...

A deeper dive into plans to abandon Mullum’s local water supply

With Council seeking community input on its proposal to disconnect Mullumbimby’s local water source and instead be reliant on water supplied by Rous County Council, local Greens candidate and water engineer, Elia Hauge, has added her concerns around the lack of meaningful consultation and process.

Relocalising to find the life we all dream of

Everywhere we look we see signs of economic downturn, environmental destruction and social breakdown. It’s easy to wonder how we can ever improve our lives and those of our kids.

Positive change for New Brighton beach

Ocean conservation non-profit Positive Change for Marine Life (PCFML) hosted a World Ocean Day beach clean-up and a mangrove educational session jointly hosted by the Salty Mangrove Cafe in New Brighton on Saturday.

Byron council staff rescue injured seabird

Byron Shire Council staff say two rangers carrying out beach patrols helped rescue an injured seabird last week.

Arnold’s tourism role recognised

If tourism is the lifeblood of the Byron Shire, then Cameron Arnold is one of its key haematologists.

While Greens in the Senate endure the irony of being pilloried by the government for speaking passionately about social justice and housing, Patricia Warren’s letter (Echo 10 May) on the role of the banking lobby in this debacle, was informative and timely. It brought to mind a graph I came across in Pearls and Irritations recently (https://bit.ly/3ojwc6P) detailing how 17 of the top 20 ASX listed companies in Australia in 2019 had majority shareholdings based in the US. Of course this included the big four banks. Who would’ve thunk it? I wonder if things have changed much since then.

John Mester, Clunes


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16-year-old Mullum boy summits Imja Tse

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Labor announces its councillor ticket

Labor councillor, Asren Pugh, and South Golden Beach local, Janet Swain will head the Byron Shire Labor team to contest the Byron Shire Council elections on September 14.

Volunteer groups get funding

Fourteen projects led by volunteer groups have been awarded $300,000 through the Community Building Partnership Program, says local Greens MP, Tamara Smith.