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Perrottet & Opus Dei

Bugga! Just when we don’t need to expect the Spanish Inquisition, out pops its wolf-in-sheep’s clothing remake: Opus Dei....

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Zoran Radovanovic and son enter guilty pleas after sending region into lockdown

The father and son from Sydney's eastern suburbs who sent the region into lockdown by bringing COVID to Byron, have pleaded guilty to some of the charges against them.

Gladys’ resignation

The entrenched corruption that tied senior politicians and police to notorious underworld figures in NSW for decades from the...

Mandatory vax

I write to you in response to the article on the front page of The Echo relating to mandatory...

Taking care of shit

The proposal is to close Ocean Shores Sewage Treatment Plant (OS STP) and transfer its load to Brunswick Valley...

Why were there no signers in the pubs?

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights have said this morning that they are significantly concerned about the press conferences held by the NSW Government on October 10 and 11 (both held in pubs) which did not have Auslan interpreters visible to viewers.

Thanks David

Thank you David Heilpern for elucidating so eloquently a raft of issues that succinctly cover the current political climate…...

September 9, 2015

Issue 30.13

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In this Issue:

Older, bolder and going for golder!

At 65, Clelia Adams is at the top of her game. Clelia has been involved in the Australian country music scene since 1975, and in a testament to both her career longevity and the embracing nature of the country music...


Growing talent with Mikey B

No tree grows without nurturing the seedling. And that is the commitment Mullum Music Festival makes to emerging young talent every year with its Youth Mentorship Program. Having just opened for applications, the mentorship boasts four mentors over four categories,...


The homecoming of Miss One-Hand Walker

I first met Rhiannon Walker when she was just 14, a bubbly enthusiastic young girl with a peculiar talent for standing on one hand. In other communities she would have been relegated to cartwheels in the backyard with her parents...


Culture Roundup – 9 September, 2015

Poetry of wit and humour This Sunday Dangerously Poetic Press will hold another of their popular music and poetry-reading series. Enjoy lively music by the inimitable Miss Amber and Stukulele from Mullumbimby. Local actors, Susan Hayward and Georgia Martin, will...


Live Music Roundup – 9 September, 2015

There’s something mad about Mullum Combine award-winning Australian bush poet – Ray Essery, the Mullumbimby bloke – and member of the Naked Poets, international multi-award-winning country music artist Clelia Adams and Byron Bay’s Calypso Cowgirl, Kathryn Jones, add Gold Guitar...


Wild food flavours

Two of Australia’s finest chefs, Steven Snow (Fins) and Clayton Donovan (Australia’s only Indigenous hatted chef), will come together in the kitchen on Sunday September 13 from midday at Fins in Kingscliff. The five-course menu features ‘bush and sea...


Naked Byron wins

Naked Byron Dips might sound the branding for a new softcore tourism campaign, but the local dip manufacturer, who has just won gold and silver medals at the Royal Melbourne Fine Food awards, says the name reflects the fact...


Rams take out FNC championship

The 2015 will be remembered for one of the Byron Bay FC’s most successful seasons yet.


To sip from the red cup…

With so much of the modern sporting world either given over to a cynical grab for corporate bucks or hijacked politically for jingoistic fervour-channelling…


Front row at a Cockfight

One of Australia’s most fearless and dynamic dance companies, The Farm, has been collaborating with NORPA artistic director Julian Louis. The end result is Cockfight, a spectacular contemporary dance piece that has been described as The Office meets a...


Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Stop the Stopping

It’s enough, Mr Abbott. Please stop Stopping The Boats – we can’t take it. We are sick of this boring masochistic game you play called boat stopping. Like you are some sort of boat-stopping superhero. You use the phrase...


Bio-energy vs biodiversity

I thank The Echo for so clearly informing the readers of the ongoing concerns of Byron Bird Buddies and Byron community members when addressing...

Raucous AUKUS

Over the last 20 years or more, Australia has benefited greatly from its economic relationship with China. You may have noticed that most of...

Let’s get real

AFL Aussie Rules Grand Final in Western Australia... Rugby League Grand Final in Queensland... Melbourne Cup in Tasmania?    Margaret Keating, Ocean Shores

Mandatory vax

I write to you in response to the article on the front page of The Echo relating to mandatory vax. I find it extremely...