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June 18, 2024

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When 12-year-old Bea moves into her grandmother Margaret’s apartment in New York, while her father waits for heart surgery in the same hospital where her mother died of cancer years earlier, she chafes against his playful antics, insisting she can handle the situation with maturity.

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Can I have more?

Whooo hooo! Byron Bay business community donates $1,360 to BayFM… ‘Please Sir, can I have some more?’ should have...

Driven with soul

Under a different stage name Milo Green is an award-winning songwriter and musician who has supported iconic artists like Diesel, Dragon, Josh Pyke, Glen Shorrock (Little River Band) and more.

Editorial – Should Mullum’s water remain locally sourced?

The push by members of Council’s Water and Sewer Advisory Committee (WSAC) to retain Mullum’s local water supply is heating up...

Greenhouse emissions increase by 40 per cent

The Global Nitrous Oxide (N₂O) Budget, released today, reveals anthropogenic (human-induced) N₂O emissions have increased by 40 per cent in the past four decades, with the period between 2020-2022 showing an accelerated rate of growth. 

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.

No public housing in Labor’s $10b housing fund 

Federal Labor MP, Justine Elliot, has told The Echo she expects successful projects from the Housing Australia Future Fund (HAFF) will be announced in the coming months. 

John Scrivener, yet again, in his latest incredibly biased anti-Israel letter in last week’s paper shows us nothing new. Again, people who can’t even bring themselves to feel compassion for the suffering of both Palestinians and Israelis are the problem, and are irrelevant in the debate and the solution. I on the other hand am pro-Palestine, pro-Israel, and pro-peace and that seems to really get under these people’s skin, even though I have been critical of both sides.

As a proud Australian, I was cheering on Electric Fields with our entry in the Eurovision contest, but was shocked at the amount of Israel hatred that was being expressed both outside and within the Eurovision complex from some people in the audience and even some of the fellow competitors.

Here again, the noisy and aggressive minority around the world are very audible but it is very clear how the silent majority around the world feel. They are sick and tired of these external antagonists organising the ongoing anti-Israel (not pro-Palestinian) protests on the streets and university campuses, and the silent majority, including in Australia, went out of their way to vote for Israel en masse, putting them in fifth place out of the 37 countries represented. The majority of the world does not want the destruction of Israel, they can see through the incredible amount of biased, and anti-Israel, lies reported as news, it’s as simple as that. Peace now.

Danny Wakil, Billinudgel


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