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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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Celebrating and supporting carers

Every day there are family and friends who provide care to others in their life. National Carers Week, 10–16 October, aims to recognise those 2.65 million carers in Australia who support those family and friends who have a disability, mental health condition, chronic condition, terminal illness, an alcohol or other drug issue or who are frail aged and need support.

The Glasshouse

A driving holiday, inland from Byron, often serves as a healthy reminder that we’re spoilt for choice here with...

NSW govt’s Health Order lacks clarity

Confused and anxious when it comes to ambiguous and complex COVID-19 laws? You are not alone.

AI confirms over 85% of the world is affected by human-induced climate change

Climate complexity unpacked to reveal the wide reach of human-induced climate change Eighty-five percent of the world’s population lives in...

Lismore Councillors vote to seek urgent changes to the NSW Government roadmap to reopening

Residents in regional areas and local government area representatives, are already straining under what appears to be the Sydney centricity of the NSW Roadmap

Vale Frank Mills OAM 26.5.1928 – 3.10.2021

Frank Mills was a natural raconteur. So it was no surprise when his family found a folder labelled The Story of Frank Mills.  It contained this story (which his granddaughter has slightly edited) and two poems, with the instructions: ‘Not to be read until I’m dead’

April 13, 2016

Issue 30.44

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In this Issue:

Cinema Review: The Jungle Book

If it’s true that there are no more than a handful of stories to be told, Mowgli’s fronting up to his hateful stalker, Shere Khan the tiger, probably falls into the ‘High Noon’ category, ie, a man’s gotta do...


The Huntsman: Winter’s War

Fairytales were never as complicated as this in the days when kids might have actually believed in them, surely. Arriving as the prequel to 2012’s Snow White And The Huntsman, which I had happily consigned to oblivion, it is...


Live Music Roundup: Thursday 14 April, 2016

Devon & Dowling Polka Dot Productions welcomes back the delightful Devon Sproule to Mullum. Her debut Polka Dot gig a couple of years ago was sensational. Born to hippy parents near Kingston, Ontario, Devon Sproule spent her childhood on a 465-acre,...


Just Poinciana

Change can be hard, especially when it comes to something well loved. But change brings opportunity and renewal. Monique Emilio, new owner of Poinciana, is conscious of how changes to this iconic cafe are perceived, especially in relation to the tree from which it takes its name.


The write stuff with Reg Cribb

Writer Reg Cribb is probably best known for the film Last Cab to Darwin. As a screenwriter and a playwright Reg is passionate about telling stories slightly off the grid, detailing the Australia that exists outside our capital cities. His...


Drop Legs back in town

Byron’s Drop Legs have just released a song depicting the story of a friend unfairly criminalised by drug-test laws. Just after the song premiered on Triple J and, ironically, after they recorded it, the band were pepper sprayed after...


Culture Roundup: Wednesday 13 April, 2016

Drill Bits on Stage! The Drill Hall Theatre Company presents The Drill Bits Show for five shows commencing Friday with additional performances on Saturday and then the following weekend, 22 and 23 April at 7.30pm and a Sunday matinee at 2pm....


When the truth is a powerful Ly

The Byron Spirit Festival is hugely excited to be presenting the unique insights of Ly de Angeles, back in her former homeland, in a two-part in-depth workshop. Born in Sydney and currently residing in Melbourne, Ly de Angeles has spent her...


Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: Look Who’s Stalking

Last week I realised I had a stalker. Sunday arvo, a NO CALLER ID call comes through. I pick it up. The voice says, ‘Hello, Mandy, it’s Rob!’ I didn’t have a clue who Rob was, but here’s a...


Thus spake Mungo: A Liberal fairy story

This is a story about a man destined to be prime minister – a Liberal leader from Central Casting. His indulgent father provided him with the best schooling money could buy. He went on to university, where he developed both a taste and a talent for politics.


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...