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Perplexed

Perplexed to read Richard Jones’ article ‘Now’s the time for those reforms’, when the opening sentence quotes: ‘Just over...

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Public scrutiny?

Byron Council has magicked away from public scrutiny and risk analysis its own submission detailing imperative details on the...

Helping hand – have you seen the tinny?

At the height of the floods my lovely young neighbour, Brian, was all over the place helping people. Also,...

Contentious DA’s on the agenda at Byron Council meeting

Two contentious Development Applications (DAs) are set to come before this week’s Byron Council meeting, setting the scene for some lively debate.

Lettuce to the Editor

As a writer you never really know what is going to strike a chord with your audience. What will inspire them? Make them think? Make them change their mind? Make them angry? After more than two decades of publishing I am still surprised by what rocks a reader’s boat. About a week ago I discovered that a lot of people have strong opinions on the humble iceberg. I’m not talking about the one that took out theTitantic. I’m talking about the one that has been sinking wallets at the supermarket.

Opinion: What a Dutton might say, and did…

'At a recent gathering, I murmured something faintly conservative, and quick as a flash I was called a "Dutton"...' 

Bush stone-curlews in Byron Shire

The first time I noticed a bush stone-curlew in Brunswick Heads it was waiting at the pedestrian crossing, on its way to the pub, across the other side of the road.

Bluesfest-2844p37Byron Shire Echo Bluesfest Liftout 2014

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This special feature was inserted in the Byron Echo issue 28.44 – April 15, 2014

Fooling no one

Danny Wakil isn’t fooling anyone (Letters, 15 June). He is obviously pro-Israel, but his tone and talking points belie his claim to be pro-Palestinian,...

Building hei(s)(gh)ts

I also strongly agree with David Gilet and Paul McCarthy on the creeping cancer of increased building heights/heists in Byron CBD, and I have...

Palestine’s ‘terra nullius’ and children’s body armour

Firstly, the Zionist regime of Israel is an apartheid regime. It is based on the dispossession, expropriation, expulsion and oppression of the Palestinian people. This...

Lismore council flirts with ‘koala-killer’ status

The fate of one of the state’s last koala populations appears to lie in the hands of the Lismore City Council after an extraordinary meeting Thursday afternoon.