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Fossil investments

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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.

The amazing world of seeds

Hilary Bain If it wasn’t for seeds and plants, we humans, along with all the animals, birds and insects would...

June 14, 2017

Issue 32.01

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In this Issue:

Give me a Pug

Singer/songwriter Joe Pug’s songs offer an updated version of the country-folk archetypes that Bob Dylan and John Prine made famous. Pug’s rise has been as improbable as it has been impressive.


Heavenly Women

Dava Sobel, a former New York Times science reporter, is the author of Longitude, a prize-winning international bestseller, and Galileo’s Daughter, which was shortlisted for the Pulitzer prize.


Meet one of the Cancer Dancers

Bay FM’s Danny Salfield is one of the featured ‘stars’ in the Dance for Cancer this weekend.


Cinema Reviews : Twentieth Century Women

Modest in presentation, gentle in tone but high-minded in its goal, this prosaically titled movie from Mike Mills is streets ahead of any other screen offering at the moment.


Culture Roundup: Thursday 15 June

A few months back I was privileged to be asked to MC the Stop Adani campaign around the country.


Byron Writers Festival program launched

Byron Writers Festival organisers have unwrapped their program for 2017, featuring more than 130 guests and six stages.


A Passion for Music

Performed by the Amatori choir, orchestra and soloists. These concerts will include arias and chorales from St Matthew’s Passion and Samuel Barber’s sublime Adagio for Strings.


DA for 290 residential lots at West Byron before public

With 624 pages over eight documents, developers of the Harvest Estate have presented to the public their case for a 290-lot subdivision at West Byron, located opposite the industrial estate on Ewingsdale Road.


Cinema Review: The Mummy

Ancient Egypt should be a treasure trove of material for filmmakers. It was a brilliant culture with a long, recorded history – the hermaphrodite pharaoh Akhenaten (truth is stranger than fiction) and the boy king Tutankhamen, Hatshepsut the queen and the mighty Rameses II are just a handful of characters that any scriptwriter would love to work with.


More sparks fly over potentially using rail corridor as bypass

Byron Shire Council staff have warned councillors against exploring whether the unused rail corridor in Byron CBD can be used as a bypass, claiming it would result in the forfeiture of the $10.5m in Roads and Maritime Services (RMS)...


Proposed Byron air tax for balconies sparks protest

Owner of the Mullumbimby Middle Pub, Brendan Lawless, has called on others who would be affected by Byron Shire Council’s proposed ‘air tax’ to resist revenue raising from balconies on commercial properties.


The Chinny Charge is up and running again

He won it in 1967, celebrating the official opening of the Mullumbimby Pool, but there is ‘no way’ he is running it again. However, Colin Creighton will be taking on the official duty of opening this year’s race to the top of Mount Chincogan, as it gets going again after a 16- year hiatus.


Live Music Roundup: Wednesday 14 June

This year Mullum Music Festival turns 10. Not bad for a little festival that started on the night of a massive electrical storm.


Milli takes gold and puts choke hold on World Championships

Milli McCourt has won a gold medal for the second year in a row at the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) World Championships held at Long Beach California. The Byron Bay High School student competed in the 17-years blue...


Wilkinson riding high in Fiji

Byron Bay pro surfer Matt Wilkinson got off to a great start with a win in round one of the Outerknown Fiji Pro, the fifth stage of the 2017 World Surf League Championship Tour. The waves came to the party...


Lively wind pushed race two of Tweed River winter sailing

Thirteen boats of the Tweed Valley Sailing Club competed in the second race of the Winter Series with a superb afternoon of sailing on the Tweed River on June 4.


Kingscliff part of NSW Blues winning strategy

Victory to the NSW Blues in the first State of Origin match for 2017 was achieved from their base in northern NSW where they got the chance to meet the local community who were hit by the Easter floods. ‘One...


Avery wins back-to-back national Indigenous longboard titles

Lismore’s Tom Avery has won the longboard division of the Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles for the second year in a row. The event was held at Bells Beach, on the traditional land of the Wada Wurrung people, in Victoria over...


Junior Beez hooping it up

Junior Beez basketballers were impressive in round three of the Northern Junior League and they have also made the semifinals of the Country Championships held in Newcastle over the long weekend. Two weekends ago the U/16 Boys Beez travelled to...


BCPS takes to netball gala day

Byron Community Primary School students enjoyed one of their first tastes of netball when three mixed teams went to a gala day held in Mullumbimby last week. ‘Netball is a new sport to our students, but they quickly demonstrated a...


Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: Mandy Does Mindfulness

Tell anyone you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed and you get the same response: ‘You should try mindfulness’. Shit, I was hoping they’d offer to do my washing, or cook me dinner.


Fun and bowls at Friendship day

The Fun and Friendship day held by Brunswick Heads Women’s Bowling Club on the morning of Tuesday 16 May was a huge success. ‘We had 16 guests plus a visit of 10 ladies from Red Rock (near Coffs Harbour) bowling...


The Empire turns to the dark side

Mullumbimby has another dinner venue now that The Empire is open at nighttime again. With a mix of influences including American soulfood, European tapas and modern classics the new dinner menu is full of plates made to share. Now...


Lovely spirit at Byron Food Festival

Chef Gavin Hughes of the Byron at Byron resort said there was a ‘lovely spirit among the chefs at the recent Byron Food Festival, without ego and competition’. The recent festival featured twelve local chefs serving up signature plates, among...


New at the Byron Bay Golf Club

Byron Bay Golf Club has recently embarked upon a refurbishment program, refreshing the clubhouse with a new and updated style. Wendy Perry of the club says that the ‘fresh colour scheme and furniture have revamped the clubhouse into a vibrant...


Naming Ben Franklin

Cecily McGee, Mullumbimby It's very misleading for the Byron Shire Echo to repeatedly give Ben Franklin free media coverage,  as in the article about the Mullumbimby...

A little bit of COVID…

Mandy Nolan has stated in The Echo, ‘For 30 years I’ve fought to give a voice to the voiceless in our community, now I’m...


Jo Faith, Newtown Thank you all at The Echo for upholding independent journalism. For readers and activists concerned about the demise of democracy, do take the...

Rape, the law, and naming the man responsible

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