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Not quite ‘too late’

Desmond Bellamy, PETA Australia Sir David Attenborough, the world’s most famous naturalist, has just addressed the United Nations Security Council to...

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Rape, the law, and naming the man responsible

David Heilpern tackles key questions relating to the allegation of rape by a cabinet minister.

Interview with Claire Atkins from SHIT

I saw SHIT last year and I was blown away. Incredible script. Incredible acting.

Byron Wildlife Hospital’s DA up for public comment

A development application for the mobile Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is now before the public.

Nimbin medicinal cannabis event, March 27

Two experienced medical cannabis doctors and a retired magistrate who is passionate about changing the drug driving rules will take part in the MEDICAN gathering in Nimbin.

Rapey Liberal culture is their undoing

Former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins’ steel-eyed testimony around rape allegations saw spiders crawl from under rocks and spread in all directions last week. 

International Women’s Day kerfuffle at Ballina

One councillor walked out of Ballina Council's recent meeting during an emotional discussion about speakers at an upcoming IWD event.

December 31, 2013

Issue 28.29

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In this Issue:

Beach Kitchen

Byron’s iconic beachside destination has just announced the hire of renowned Australian chef Monty Koludrovic, of Masterchef: The Professionals and Ready Steady Cook for the impending summer season.


A Random Act of Melody

Sandhya Sanjana is a world-music performer who has worked with the likes of Alice Coltrane, Sushila Raman and Prem Joshua.


Book reviews: Echo drudges recommend

Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins – A wondrous and magical tale with an exotic cast of charming characters... Tom Robbins does not fail to intrigue and delight with an epic story that disregards the laws of space and time.


The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty

In The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, Ben Stiller doubles as director and he seems initially to be more at ease in front of the camera.


Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

In Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, Will Ferrell is back as Ron Bergundy, the idiot newsreader, he is sacked from his regional TV presenter’s job and separated from his wife and little boy.


Austen Tayshus thinking

Not enough people have opinions about things. I know it’s just my opinion, but I get a bit tired of people who aren’t prepared to stick their neck out and say something challenging.


Mungo: right on politics, wrong on fluoride

Prof John W Travis, Byron Bay. He may know his politics, but he hasn’t looked closely at the science of fluoridated water. There is virtually no science behind it, and what there is doesn’t support the myth that fluoride is good for us.


Government contempt for public land

Patricia Warren, Brunswick Heads. In the context of Ferry Reserve caravan park… development is proposed on land zoned E2 which at this stage prohibits caravan parks.


Lynch is the legend of Uncharted Waters

Wayne Lynch burst onto the Australian surfing scene in the 1960s and rode a wave like no one else. He opened up fresh possibilities with a radically new vertical style.


Suspicion and belief

Fast Buck$, Coorabell My suspicion is that the mayor and the senior staff have been helping Michael Lyon become electable as mayor by scripting his...


I Menahemi, Myocum In his editorial Hans Lovejoy says – ‘the optics from The Echo have been and hopefully always will be independent.’ As long as more...

Suffolk Park pump track

Jinesh Attard, Suffolk Park Many in the local community of hillside Suffolk Park have come to understand the impact the pump track will have on our...

New Greens team

Matthew O’Reilly President of CABS and a proud member of the NEW Byron Greens team It seems that some readers have taken my comments on the...