Adrian Gattenhof. Mullumbimby. While prime minister Trumble paced the ‘sidewalk’ waiting on Trump, Trump was celebrating the scrapping of Obamacare. Thereby Trump consigned the poorest and sickest Americans back to the die-in-the-gutter health system that seems to be the default setting... Read More →
Stephen Reynolds, Byron Bay. I am of an age (where did all those years go?) when medical problems can rise rapidly and unexpectedly and as a consequence I have been treated in the very early morning hours three times since our... Read More →
Dorothy Mullins, Byron Bay Dear editor Random drug testing for welfare recipients? This pearl from Budget 2017 makes the brain spin it raises so many questions: basic human rights; does treatment follow a ‘fail’; how does a failed person survive, turn to... Read More →
Sue Arnold, Ocean Shores. On Sunday morning, a huge RV blocked the access to the Torakina car park, parking the vehicle so that it was impossible for cars to get out unless they reversed and went out park side, always difficult... Read More →
Steve Shearer, Lennox Head. Even the most vivid imagination would be hard pressed to conjure a bigger public policy train wreck than the two aborted eco shark nets that ended up as plastic strewn on the beach and concrete blocks... Read More →
Lee Cass, Byron Bay. Whilst waiting for the terrific tourist train to get its new electric motors, I had a look at the main station near Elements Resort. With an enquiring look on my face I caught the 637 bus... Read More →
Bronwyn Sindel, Mullumbimby. I wanted to thank Phil Holloway from Byron council for taking a stand on bicycle riding on footpaths, especially those in the heart of town where all the shops are, and all the people shopping, some very young... Read More →
Andrew Bennett, Murwillumbah. Since Pryce Allsop was elected as a a Tweed shire councillor he has disappointed the electorate in many ways as he continues to renege on his original promise to support and protect the environment and encourage eco-tourism. A
Narelle Childs, Goonengerry. I would like to thank the police at Brunswick Heads for their assistance earlier this week.
Cr Katie Milne, mayor Tweed Shire Council. Was your home or business affected by the recent flood in the Tweed? You may be eligible for financial or other support from the Tweed Mayoral Flood Appeal. Applications are now open.
Phoebe Havyatt, Byron Bay. Following on from other letters regarding the new public hospital at Byron Bay, I would like to raise the issue of transport, or lack of it.
Marie Lawton, NRRT Inc. The state government may be looking at selling off parts of the rail corridor. We all need to act now and secure our community rail trail as soon as possible or lose the corridor forever. Recent... Read More →
Jo Faith, Newtown. We live in an era where the colonising power of land grabs still occurs. At the same time we witness the rights of communities standing up to the rusted pistons of democratic political representation as their rights... Read More →
Andrew Bennett, Murwillumbah. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Westpac Bank for changing their sustainability policy which now rules out funding any new coal mines and coal fired generation projects including the proposed Adani coal mine to... Read More →
Name and address supplied. Regarding your story on the treatment of stroke victim Paul Rea at Byron Central Hospital, Mr Rea is one of the lucky ones; not all strokes in Byron Shire turn out so well. My own experience was... Read More →
Doug Moss, Byron Bay. In the interests of balance in the debate, I’ll offer a different perspective to that often stated by anti-vaxxers. But first, it’s right to acknowledge that both sides of the debate are motivated by the well-being... Read More →
Margot Hays, Bangalow. I would like to leave a message to the person who left the disgusting graffiti all over Bangalow skate park. ‘I am seriously worried about the ‘mind’ of the graffiti person/persons who left the disgusting message all... Read More →
Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre, Byron Bay. About 1,500 Palestinian political prisoners have refused food since April 17, Palestinian Prisoners' Day, they are calling for an end to ongoing collective punishment, administrative detention, continued denial of fair trial, and illegal transfer and deportation of detainees.
Deborah and Mick Stacey, Ocean Shores. A fond farewell to Dr Bill Williams, who passed away peacefully in his sleep, at home in Torquay, coastal Victoria, on 12 September 2016. The world will miss Bill, but his spirit and determination as a human being, will inspire generations to come.
Jan Barham, Broken Head. I was pleased that Byron Shire Council voted for the protection of the Brunswick Heads crown lands and importantly the community access to the foreshore.
Jill Keogh, Federal. Two things I learnt on Anzac Day;- warpowersreform.org.au is working to have the decision to send Australian men and women to war, made by the entire parliament, NOT the prime minister or executive alone. APEEL a group of highly- qualified environmental... Read More →
Susana Gardavsky, Myocum Anzac Day and the wretched planes fly over our shire as if it is just another day to make more $$$. It is not legal to operate a business on Anzac Day while the parade is taking place. At... Read More →
John Stevens, Mullumbimby This is a letter written following the Mullumbimby ANZAC service. As the last post sounded the crowd hushed and fell silent for the minute of deep reflection that was asked for; a lone voice yelled out interrupting... Read More →
Charles MacFarland Ewingsdale As I’m sure you’re aware, big problems facing the world today are “How shall women conduct their lives?” and “What about men and jobs?”
Ralph Branding, Mermaid Waters. Your Mullumbimby Hospital article generated the following recollections. I am a retired architect, town planner and heritage adviser now living on the Gold Coast but most of my professional career was spent in New South Wales where... Read More →