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Travel declaration required for travellers entering Queensland

Queensland Health says that all travellers from a state or territory with a declared COVID-19 hotspot (currently Victoria and from 1am Saturday, June 19 also New South Wales) are required to complete a Queensland Border Declaration Pass prior to entry.

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Anatomy is destiny

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre Five members of Byron Friends of Palestine visited Justine Elliot to discuss whether the...

Cartoon of the week – 16 June, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

More bullying stories emerge in Lismore

Since local woman Sally Flannery decided to quit the Lismore City Council race, more stories of harassment and attacks have emerged, affecting councillors and others across the political spectrum.

It’s World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and Dementia Australia is calling for all Australians to make themselves aware of the different forms elder abuse can take and to be alert to vulnerable Australians, including people who live with dementia. 

Interview with Daniel Champagne

Daniel Champagne, exudes a natural ease on stage as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably stir the heart with grand romanticism. Daniel spoke to The Echo whilst travelling between Brisbane and Sydney – en route to a show in Auckland.

Locals to fight back with a series about the REAL Byron Bay

News that Netflix was planning to film a vacuous docudrama in Byron Bay brought a collective snort of derision across the Shire.

April 22, 2015

Issue 29.45

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In this Issue:

Culture Wrap April 23

The Space Cowboy returns to his hometown Byron Bay with a performance jam-packed with his latest stunts and revelations.


Music Roundup April 23

https://youtu.be/leDxjK_xfEE Howl at the YAC The YAC will light up this Friday night when an eclectic mix the of region’s best alternative rock acts join forces for an impressive display of live music. Howl like the Wolf is set to be...


Byron union plays to plan

Story by The Engerneer Coming off a strong rugby union win last week against Bangalow, the Bay had another tough task hosting the traditionally big Grafton pack at home on the weekend. The first 10 minutes were played at high...


Beach Cafe claims the Best Tourism Restaurant in Australia

Matthew Michaelis ‘Byron Bay is officially one of the best places to eat in Australia,’ a representative of the Beach Cafe told me recently. On 10 April, the Byron Beach Cafe won the coveted Best Restaurant and Catering Service award at...


Byron Council wins landmark court case against developer

In a probable national precedent, Belongil resident and developer John Vaughan has been refused leave to appeal to the high court for loss of earnings after Byron Shire Council rejected his development application.


Binge Thinking Cabaret Diva

She was the wild girl with the massive vocal in Machine Gun Fellatio; she’s the chanteuse crooning jazz with her dad; and she’s a sassy cabaret diva presenting Beer Drinking Woman.


Fair Work blitz hits north coast

Are you receiving the award wage? Or as an employer of a visa holder, are you paying them enough? It’s a question that accompanied last week’s visit to the region by Fair Work Australia.


Vale Dot McMaster April 27, 1924 – April 11, 2015

It was inevitable that 90-year- old Dot’s farewell would fill St Finbarr’s church in Byron Bay, with many tears shed as Amazing Grace was sung.


The Age Of Adaline

Vladimir Nabokov’s memoir was not titled Speak Memory for no reason. Memory lives with us every day – it is who we are.


It Follows

If the story of a lunatic tapping on the roof of a car with the head that he has just severed is your gold standard for horror, then you will find plenty to give you the shivers in this little beauty.


‘Technically no longer human’ – can mRNA COVID-19 vaccines meld with your DNA?

It’s becoming increasingly common to see social media posts claiming that the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, which include those made by Pfizer and Moderna, could alter a person’s DNA.

Lantern parade and fiery finish a blast

With just under 5,000 people including performers, workers, schools and volunteers, the 2021 Lismore Lantern Parade and accompanying festival was a sold-out event celebrating light.

Art headed for the bin after Lismore competition

Making rubbish look great is the outcome of a resent art competition in Lismore – Indigenous art, koalas, rainbows, bats and lorikeets all feature in artwork that will soon be printed onto new bins in Carrington Street.

Locals to fight back with a series about the REAL Byron Bay

News that Netflix was planning to film a vacuous docudrama in Byron Bay brought a collective snort of derision across the Shire.