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May 25, 2022

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Comment – National Party encumbrance a problem for Liberals in NSW too

There is no shortage of NSW Liberal MPs out in the media warning they could be next to fall in the push from independent candidates that saw a massive shake up of politics in Australia last weekend. 

Other News

AEC says COVID voters can phone from home

The AEC says that voters who have recently tested positive for COVID-19 will be able to phone in their vote in the federal election.

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.

Richmond candidates 2022: The Nationals – Kimberly Hone

Kimberly Hone lives in the Tweed Shire and is running as a candidate for The Nationals in the federal seat of Richmond.

Bittersweet announcement about koalas

Bitter in its necessity and sweet in the action it might prompt, it has been announced today that koalas have been listed as Endangered under the Biodiversity Conservation Act. 

Fugly Design Award

I would like to second Nick Buckley’s idea for the Fugly Architectural Design Award (in last week’s Echo). Perhaps...

Never again

It seems to me that the floods became a ‘never again’ moment in time for Lismore and to a...

Mullum on the Map

Mullum — time to discover your own backyard

You know that feeling when you look at your backyard and, rather than seeing what you’ve always seen, you suddenly see the hidden beauty, delight, and potential?
Mullumbimby is the Byron Shire’s backyard. It’s very familiar – you think you know what it has to offer, yet it has so much more; interesting, exciting – both established and new, there is always something worth experiencing…

Sunshine Alley Lambruk The Cactus Hill Project Mullumbimby Civic Hall The Water Shop Byron Bay Pork Mullum Farmers Market Chincogan Store KIN Artisan Collective Mullum Creek Native Nursery Soul Pattinson Chemist Mullumbimby Engineering Linen House Outlet Mullumbimby Leagues Club Son of Drum Takara Yoga Yaman Mullumbimby Scratch Patisserie Mullumbimby Newsagency Barefoot Law


Sunshine Alley

1. Sunshine Alley

Sunshine Alley houses carefully curated local art, jewellery, ceramics, body products and beautiful clothing. Owner and jewellery designer Susie Cadsky is happy to discuss jewellery custom designed just for you.
0429 191 106


2. Lambruk

Over 40 years’ experience, Lambruk is your first choice for cabinet making in the Northern Rivers. Offering high levels of workmanship, quality materials, and a strong focus on customer service.
[email protected] | 6684 1066

The Cactus Hill Project

3. The Cactus Hill Project

The Cactus Hill Project creates unique stories for your home and life. Designer furniture, handcrafted ceramics, decorative objects, treasured textiles, accessories, and art are all curated in collaboration with local and international artisans.
6684 6110

Mullumbimby Civic Hall

4. Mullumbimby Civic Hall

John Cleary comes to Mullum Civic Hall! 12 October, Monster Concert at Mullum’s iconic venue. Concerts, events, weddings, classes, presentations, workshops, and more!
Call 0488 609 774 for hall hire.

The Water Shop

5. The Water Shop

The Water Filter Experts – now in Mullumbimby. For home, office, or commercial water filters. Countertop, gravity-fed, under-sink, whole-house systems. Located upstairs from Punch & Daisy Cafe.
6680 8200

Byron Bay Pork

6. Byron Bay Pork

A local, family-owned business who source premium quality pork, beef, lamb, and goat from their family farms.
Call in and see their friendly team. Open Monday till Saturday.
6684 2137

Mullum Farmers Market

7. Mullum Farmers Market

Named as one of the top three farmers markets in Australia, this is the place to be on a Friday morning. Fresh produce, live music, breakfast, coffee, and kids activities.
Mullumbimby Showgrounds, Fri 7–11am.

Chincogan Store

8. Chincogan Store

Local family owned milk bar, providing fast and fresh food that is value for money. Pop in and try something out of their new fresh display cabinet. Selections changed daily.
6684 2214
5.30am – 8.30pm

KIN Artisan Collective

9. KIN Artisan Collective

IDIS clothing now in KIN, main street Mullumbimby. When you buy IDIS you support slow fashion and a local, ethically made clothing brand. Wear your values, wear IDIS. Ethical, comfortable, versatile.

Mullum Creek Nursery

10. Mullum Creek Native Nursery

They supply the largest range of native plants in the Byron Shire. Over 500 varieties.
Wed–Fri 10am–4pm, Sat 9am–1pm.
See their list at
6684 1703

Soul Pattinson Chemist

11. Soul Pattinson Chemist

There when you need them. Highly trained staff offering expert advice. Your health needs are first and foremost. Latest health and beauty products that make you feel and look great. Last-minute gifts.
They’ve got you covered!
6684 4888

Mullum Engineering

12. Mullumbimby Engineering

For expertly fabricated structural steelwork see Noel and the professional team at Mullumbimby Engineering. Established more than 30 years and committed to 100 per cent customer satisfaction.
6684 2325

Linen House Outlet

13. Linen House Outlet

NEW! Linen House's awesome range of pure linen loungewear has arrived. Perfect for the Shire's climate, you won’t want to take it off, day or night!

Mullum Leagues Club

14. Mullumbimby Leagues Club

Fully licensed venue available for hire for your special event, either upstairs in the Club or under a marquee on the grounds. Private Functions, Weddings, Birthday Parties and Funeral Services.
6684 1400

Son of Drum

15. Son of Drum

Mullum’s own original music shop! As well as some of the best-known brands in both acoustic and electronic gear, they also specialise in world instruments and locally made musical creations.
6684 1742

Takara Yoga

16. Takara Yoga

Life changing Japanese Yoga Therapy, for Spring. Poses to love your liver, open the side body, let down defences and create flexibility in your body and mind. Visit our new studio with bird song and great views.
0404 191 112

Yaman Mullumbimby

17. Yaman Mullumbimby

Traditional Yemenite Food
Handcrafted malawach, falafel, Middle Eastern spices, organic, local produce. Love for the flavours of their ancestors blended with the Yemen tradition and the vibe of Mullumbimby. Experience authentic atmosphere and culture.
6684 3778

Scratch Patisserie

18. Scratch Patisserie

Recognisable by its lavish window display of organic pastries, decadent cakes, craft bread and organic coffee.
Open Tues to Fri 7.30am – 2pm and
Sat 7.30am – 12.30pm
6684 2914

Mullumbimby Newsagency

19. Mullumbimby Newsagency

New range of bunnykins accessories available now. Come in and talk to the friendly staff about the range and check out all of the other products we have in store.
6684 2127

Barefoot Law

20. Barefoot Law

Low-cost practical advice to help you make good decisions. Mondays at Byron Community Centre. Tuesdays at Mullum Neighbourhood Centre. To see Mark Swivel or Fiona Spencer
email: [email protected]
6684 1286


Up to five times the average rainfall during 2022 in some areas says BOM

The formal record of the extreme rainfall and flooding was released today by the Bureau of Meteorology with some areas of south-east Queensland and north-east New South Wales having five times their monthly average of rain. 

Recognising 50 years of police service

When John 'Jack' Keough moved to Byron Bay police station in 1982 there was still a station sheep that kept the grass down and goats still roamed Cape Byron. Sargent Keough began his career in policing in 1972 when he walked into the Redfern Academy to join the police force. 

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.

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.