Robert Easton, Billinudgel. In Franco’s Spain Police officers carried rulers to check women’s skirts. Here in Byron our brave young officers have been whipped into a moral frenzy over rules on sunbathing by their superiors who regret the passing of... Read More →
Name and address supplied, Clunes. I have a 14 year old daughter whose body, at this point, looks like the scantily clad woman on the show-ride mural in Brunswick Heads. She has a slim frame and big breasts. She is... Read More →
Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre, Byron Bay. Ahed Tamimi is a 16 year old Palestinian girl from Nabi Saleh, a small village in the West Bank which doggedly resists Israel's theft of their lands and water. Recently, when the soldiers invaded the Tamimi backyard and shot her cousin Mohammed in the head with a rubber bullet at point blank range, Ahed slapped their faces.
I posted a link to Mandy Nolan’s latest column on Brunswick Community Facebook page and the moderator Ian Barnes had to shut down comments which I presume were so offensive – I didn’t get to read them thankfully!
Patricia Warren, Brunswick Heads. Cr Sarah Ndiaye's response to my letter represents an abysmal lack of understanding about what the community is losing in what is proposed by NSW Crown Holiday Parks Trust (NSWCHPT) for Massey Greene and Ferry caravan parks.
It's hard to know where to start on the inaccuracies and contradictions in Mr Shanasy's letter re Rail Trail Rolled last week.
Andrew Crockett, Mullumbimby. The developer has told you what the West Byron development will look like – now is the time Byron Shire locals can have their ‘say’ on the proposed look and feel of the development. The land was rezoned... Read More →
Brent Verco, Mullumbimby Dear Byron Council, Can you please re-assign the staff fining people for nude sunbathing at Brunswick Heads to filling in potholes. Thanks so much.
Sapoty Brook, Mullumbimby. The recent discovery of Aboriginal coastal occupation near Darwin 65,000 years ago fits well with the Lake Toba supervolcano 71,000 years ago. That was the biggest volcano in the last several hundred thousand years. That volcano blew... Read More →
Dean Jeffreys, Mullumbimby. News that police are fining people $500 for naked sunbathing at an isolated beach area show how much the police are wasting resources instead of looking after the community’s real needs. This victimisation is what happened 20... Read More →
Ali Leonard, Mullumbimby. Today I decided to visit Tyagarah to see if it is still the safe and beautiful place I remembered. 20 years ago I used to come here with my girl friends and we would swim in the... Read More →
P Ogden, Lennox Head. With the future growth of West Byron, Sunrise and Ewingsdale, I feel we need to be able to turn right into Melaleuca Drive (which is on the right heading into town, just past BP Ozigo) and drive thru to the south side of town, joining up with Bangalow Road.
Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay. The National Party has a lot to answer for over West Byron and the protection of our koalas and wetlands.
Tom Tabart, Drysdale, Victoria. Once more have I offended the fragile sensibility of our [Byron shire's] departing GM, Ken Gainger, who chosen to be upset by my mention of a Code of Conduct 'assault' on a volunteer.
Amanda Drouyn, Queensland. I don’t know if anyone is interested in the opinion of someone who isn’t a local, but I must say that every time I visit Byron, I appreciate Brunswick more.
Matthew O’Reilly, Saddle Road A little more than ten years ago I was the Northern Territory delegate to the Australian Greens national conference. At that conference it was the NSW Greens who railed against the involvement and influence of property developers... Read More →
J Rose, Mullumbimby Like Gerard Haggarty (Letters, December 20) I am not shocked by swearing. My father’s approach was quite liberal; we could swear as much as we liked with one caveat – we were never to swear within our mother’s... Read More →
Louise Doran, Ocean Shores The thousands of people who turned out to ride on the first (solar) train service in Byron Bay since the great train robbery almost 14 years ago demonstrate the overwhelming community support for the return of train... Read More →
Fast Buck$, Coorabell I think it was the October Council meeting. I was complaining yet again that staff were concealing important matters by hiding them in the attachments to the agenda, hoping thereby that the councillors and the public wouldn’t notice... Read More →
Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre, Byron Bay. Israel has managed to transcend even its own levels of inhumanity when an Israeli sniper shot double amputee Ibrahim Abu Thuraya through the head on December 15.
Ian Cohen, Broken Head. It's disappointing when a carefully penned letter does not make it into the pages of the Byron Shire Echo but at least there is a degree of moderation by editors balancing viewpoints.
Lynette Dickinson, Pottsville. I was shocked to hear that the Queensland Government was ready to extinguish Native Title rights of the Wangan and Jagalingou traditional owners of the land on which the Adani Carmichael coal mine is set to be built,... Read More →
Caroline Sutherland, Brunswick Heads. I am a 74-year-old resident of Brunswick Heads and have enjoyed the simple pleasure of my daily walk along our beautiful beach since moving here four years ago from nearby Myocum. Last Monday I was knocked off... Read More →
Barry Rosenberg, Ohope, New Zealand. Abstained. Abstained? Abstained! You folks gotta be the wussiest mob on the planet.
Liz Levy, Suffolk Park. Well done Byron shire councillors! At last, Byron Shire might have a sensible debate about traffic lights.