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May 25, 2022

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The postal vote that never arrived

At 91, there are many things that you can no longer do, but one of the things you still can do is have your voice heard in an election – but not for at least one Byron Shire resident.

Other News

Large bioenergy facility gets nod

Byron Council’s plan to build a facility that converts waste into electricity at the Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) has been given the green light by the Northern Regional Planning Panel

Coal fired. How are the major parties planning for its end?

There’s very little economic future for fossil fuels, even if you ignore the environmental effects. Renewable energy is cheaper, including battery storage.

Vote Green

In response to John Jennings, Numinbah (12 May), ‘Who shall I vote for?’ Simple answer – The Greens. From...

Richmond candidates 2022: incumbent Labor, Justine Elliot

Justine Elliot is the incumbent member for the seat of Richmond. She has held the seat since 2004, representing Labor and winning six elections.

Climate-related disasters influenced the election, Climate Council says

There was a clear connection between climate change-related disasters and voting in the Federal Election, according to the Climate Council.

Cartoon of the week – 25 May, 2022

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast. So don't be a passive reader, send us your epistles.

Discover Ballina & Lennox Head

With easy parking and river breezes, Ballina is the perfect combination of convenience and ease as a destination for shopping and access to services not available within the Byron Shire. Lennox Head is just north of Ballina and is a charming seaside village.

Both are playgrounds for beach lovers, surfers, boats, anglers and eco-adventurers. Its also just a hop, skip and jump (well a 15 minute drive) down the freeway. What are you waiting for?

Ballina Fair Shopping Centre My Geek Mate Discover Ballina Carpet One The Book Warehouse Belle Property
Ballina Fair Shopping Centre

1. Ballina Fair Shopping Centre

Ballina Fair remains open and trading so their retailers can continue to provide their community essential products and services.
Please visit their website
www.ballinafair.com.au
for updates to trading hours.
Cnr Kerr and Fox St


My Geek Mate

2. My Geek Mate

He is currently in low earth orbit in his emergency command centre. He’s standing by for your remote support call, to provide you with any help you may need with technology during your lockdown.
0431 122 057
www.mygeekmate.com.au
Available online or on the phone.


Discover Ballina

3. Plan A Holiday In Your Own Backyard

Experience that feeling of being a world away without the need to travel far.
Start developing your wish list, to help support our local recovery.
Visit discoverballina.com
Cnr Cherry & Tamar St


Carpet One

4. Carpet One

Great range, expert advice, professional installation. Residential and commercial. Tough flooring that stands up to the rigours of day-to-day living.
carpetone.com.au/ballina
6686 3855
3/5 Clark St


The Book Warehouse

5. The Book Warehouse

They’re open and ensuring the safest possible environment in-store.
Order online! If your book is in-store and you live within their free delivery area, they’ll deliver to your door.
theBWH.com.au
165 River St


Belle Property

6. Belle Property

Customer focused, proactive property management to help you get the best from your investment. Contact them today to see how they can help you.
www.belleproperty.com/byronbay
63-65 Ballina St,
Lennox Head

Vale big Jez, Mullum troubadour

The Mullumbimby community lost one of the founding fathers of its counter culture last Thursday, when Graham Chambers, better known as Jerry De Munga, passed away at his home with the love and care of wife Chrissy, family and close friends.

Kashmir Miller: ‘the Green wave will expand’

Taking her first but definitely not her last steps into federal politics, the election campaign for Greens candidate for Page, Kashmir Miller, was exciting and tricky.

Large bioenergy facility gets nod

Byron Council’s plan to build a facility that converts waste into electricity at the Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) has been given the green light by the Northern Regional Planning Panel

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Another Day in Hope Purgatory

Politics is a phenomenal experience. To work harder than you thought possible, to put yourself so absolutely in the public domain full of hope and belief. Then to ask for judgement. It’s high stakes. A kind of ethical and philosophical extreme sport.