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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

Will Morrison’s gas-led recovery delete the IPCC’s belief we need climate action now?

Most Australians know the news, or have had firsthand experiences themselves, of two years of floods, fires, coastal erosion, and storms, both here and overseas. In fact Australia has warmed on average by 1.44 ± 0.24 °C since national records began in 1910.

Interviews with Richmond candidates 2022: Liberal Democrats Party candidate Gary Biggs

Gary Biggs lives in the Tweed Shire and owns a small business. He is running as a candidate for the Liberal Democrats Party in the federal seat of Richmond.

Assange – election

As we think about where to put our mark on the ballot paper in this election, spare some time...

Richmond candidates 2022: Informed Medical Options Party candidate Monica Shepherd

Monica Shepherd is an organic naturopath based in Ocean Shores. She is running as a candidate for the Informed Medical Options Party in the federal seat of Richmond.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 25 May, 2022

The Jezabels The Jezabels are on a national tour to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of their multi-award winning Gold Album Prisoner. For the first time, the...

Pension protector?

Powerful Protector of the Pension? Well, not exactly… ABC Fact Check has looked closely at claims made by local MP,...

Byron Arts & Industry – Feb 2021


Creative, small batch, hand-made, state-of-the-art, artisan, innovative, ethical, imaginative, hyper-local, leading-edge, quality, EXPLORE premium, master, handcrafted, accomplished, cutting edge, organic, designer, eclectic. DISCOVER ingenious, beautiful, unique, sensational, avant-garde, original, visionary, inspirational, expert, brilliant, gifted, ahead of the curve. YOU wonderful, compelling, THERE experiencing, witnessing, engaging. NOW.

5. 100% Pets | 6. 2 Die 4 Live Foods | 7. Bodhi Living | 8. Byron Bay Traders | 9. Elements I Love | 10. Exhale Physiotherapy | 11. Honey Hunt Leggings | 12. Poème Lifestyle | 13. Stone & Wood | 14. Mark Tuckey Furniture | 15. Byron Bay Fair


A cleverly designed village where people live, work and play, all in one place, combining old-school Byron (community, creativity) with new thinking (live+work spaces, car sharing) and good times (food, shops) to create a little oasis for locals and visitors alike.

1. Habitat Workspace | 2. Katrina Beohm Real Estate | 3. Mr Simple | 4. Shack Palace Rituals

Habitat Workspace

1. Habitat Workspace

A modern co-working space for freelancers, start-ups and small businesses. Thirty-four lockable ‘pocket offices’, and twelve open plan desks; a smarter, more affordable way to do business in an upscale setting, that is still relaxed.
Building B1, 1 Porter Street, Byron Bay
(02) 6694 3244


Katrina Beohm

2. Katrina Beohm Real Estate

Katrina Beohm Real Estate is an independent agency able to offer a bespoke real estate service without the constraints of a franchise structure.


Mr Simple

3. Mr Simple

More than a clothes store, The Department is a place to find dependable products that stand the test of time. An eclectic collection of clothing, eskies, furniture, books, shoes, drink-ware and even a barbershop, the common thread is simple – only stuff they love gets in the door. If you need something for a weekend barbecue or your mate’s birthday, The Department is your spot.
Shop 39-41, 1 Porter Street,
Habitat Byron Bay

Shack Palace Rituals

4. Shack Palace Rituals

Stepping into the Shackpalace concept store you may experience an overwhelming sense of calm. This local, family run business has a passion for thinking differently about the way we live in our homes, designing and sourcing luxurious, handmade, artisan homewares and products that help us stay a little more mindful every day. Shop instore or online.
Shop 8, Habitat, 1 Porter St, Byron Bay
Instagram: @shackpalace

100% Pets

5. 100% Pets

Providing a wide range of premium pet care and health supplies, a DIY dog wash and vet nurses on hand to answer all your petcare questions, 100% Pets will ensure your pet remains 100% healthy & 100% happy.
4/55 Centennial Cct, Byron Bay
6680 8121


2 Die 4 Live Foods

6. 2 Die 4 Live Foods

Shop direct at their A&I Estate factory and buy from the extensive range of activated nuts at 2die4 Live Foods. They love meeting locals and sharing their newest products with you. Get a free sample of their delicious Adaptogenic Activated Trail Mix when you visit! Mon–Fri 7.30am to 2.30pm.
6 Boronia Place
0411 204 588

Bodhi Living

7. Bodhi Living

To wrap up the end of summer, Bodhi Living are offering discounts up to 30% storewide from the 1st to 1–7 March. The sale includes all antique and vintage stock, MCM House range, In Bed Linen, Gubi and Cadry’s vintage and contemporary rugs. Follow @bodhi.living for details.
1/18 Centennial Circuit,
Byron Bay
0429 479 260

Byron Bay Traders

8. Byron Bay Traders

Byron Bay Traders is a collective showroom and retail space for local designers, makers and small businesses. They showcase a variety of homewares, furniture, gifts, fashion, jewellery, ceramics, skin care and more, giving you the opportunity to consciously support small local businesses of Byron and surrounds. Lovingly made and ethically sourced is the mission of each business in the collective.
17 Banksia Drive, Byron Bay

Elements I Love

9. Elements I Love

Elements I Love is a little obsessive about collecting antiques, art and architectural salvage. Unique interior pieces, artisan and vintage finds are curated in a recently renovated gallery space. ‘Time worn is how we like our finds’.  Open most Thursdays and Fridays 10–4pm or by appointment.
*Please check the website before visiting! Parking available onsite.
6 Acacia Street

Exhale Physiotherapy

10. Exhale Physiotherapy

Ruth Schubert is the principal of Exhale physiotherapy and has a special interest in pelvic pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, pessary fitting and pre/postnatal assessment. Ruth believes that a strong body and calm mind lead to a beautiful life.
2/17 Tasman Way
0431 181 922

Honey Hunt Leggings

11. Honey Hunt Leggings

Original prints for original women, sizes XS-XXL. Beautiful, supremely comfortable tights with great tummy support, no-show velvety soft fabrics and carefully designed high waist fit. Made for real women’s bodies featuring patterning from original artworks – from ART to APPAREL.
The Honey Hunt team thank you for supporting genuine Australian made designer clothing. Shop in-store, online or at Byron & Bangalow markets.
Shop 2/1 Centennial Cct, Byron Bay
0408 766 546

Poème Lifestyle

12. Poème Lifestyle

Tender, enchanting pieces curated to convey a joyful and poetic atmosphere at home.
Ethical organic fashion, bedding and decor for babies, children and adults.
Each piece is handmade, carefully and consciously, using authentic handcraft traditions.
Featuring sustainable European brands such as Numero74, Camomile London bedding, Muskhane decorative felt items, Louise Misha & Mamapapa fashion, as well as Elvis&Moi jewellery.
Shop 3 / 18 Centennial circuit, Byron Bay
Eglantine 0405 718 476
Insta: @poeme_lifestyle

Stone & Wood

13. Stone & Wood

Visit the spiritual home of Stone & Wood for brewery tours, beer tastings and some of the most delicious bites in Byron. With 31 brewing tanks, a canteen run by 100 Mile Table and a beer garden, it’s the perfect place for a drink with mates or to take your beer appreciation to the next level. Kids and furbabies welcome.
100 Centennial Circuit

Mark Tuckey Furniture

14. Mark Tuckey Furniture

Mark Tuckey Furniture is an Australian furniture company dedicated to creating products that they love and want to live with in their own homes. They design timber furniture with integrity, simplicity and strength, using recycled and sustainably managed timbers. They also retail complementary seating, homewares, lighting and artwork. Their commitment is to produce lifetime pieces with a negligible footprint.
14 Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay
IG: @mark_tuckey

Byron Bay Fair

15. Byron Bay Fair

Where the locals shop! Easy access to local produce, freshly baked bread, friendly health advice and the widest variety of liquor in West Byron! Park with ease and grab all your essentials in one convenient location! Shop Easy 7 days a week – with free parking & WiFi at Byron Bay Fair. Follow them on FB + Instagram.
20 Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay
FB: @byronbayfair
Insta: @byronbayfair

Special feature published in the Byron Shire Echo issue 35.37

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.