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Follow the buck$

JK Mckenna, Burringbar Give Fast Buck$ his own column in the paper. Let him speak. Let him be heard. Let’s also...

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Interview with Dave Callan

Dave Callan is a big hairy Irish bloke. He’s funny. You would have seen him on Rove and heard him on Triple J – but now you get to see him dance! With backup dancers and a show full of spectacular choreography and a hairy Viking, catch A–Z of Dance at Byron Comedy Fest. Dave told us a little more…

Midwife quits

Deb Walsh, Fernleigh It’s become untenable for me to continue working in hospitals. I have quit. I will be deregistered soon...

Coalition ‘hellbent’

Mat Morris, Bangalow The NSW coalition seems to be hellbent on outdoing their federal counterparts when it comes to the denigration...

Unauthorised dwelling capital of the world!

Could Main Arm’s title as the Unauthorised Dwelling Capital of the World be under threat?

Paramedic pay

Sue McLeod, Myocum  I was saddened by the plight of our paramedics and their union’s frustrated attempts to seek a pay...

Could pyrolysis help solve the plastics crisis?

Philippe Dupuy from the Lismore Environment Centre thinks there is a role for pyrolysis technology in dealing with the global plastic waste dilemma, with new technology making it possible to turn plastic waste into a useful resource.

August 12, 2020

Issue 35.09

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Editorial – How to clear a room

Want to clear a room? Say ‘economics!’ Except – there is an extraordinary modern economist named Mark Blyth.

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Local artist shining a light for little ones

At a time when daily news reports are filled with traumatic tidings, local artist Maddy Hill has brought a ‘Little Light’ into the world.

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Cartoon of the week – 12 August, 2020

Letters to the editor 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. The deadline for the Byron Echo newspaper is noon Friday and letters longer...

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: The Power of Sorry

Saying sorry is powerful. I think we forget sometimes how profound a true act of contrition can be. We live in a world populated by capitalist power brokers and politicians who wreak havoc without ever having the courage to...

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Documentary changes the landscape of Virtual Reality 

Award-winning impact storyteller, Angie Davis, is playing a pivotal role in the evolution of the documentary genre, with a groundbreaking documentary series that recently launched globally. Through the use of virtual reality (VR) technologies and evocative storytelling, the immersive...

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Baker Boy triumphant at spectacular National Indigenous Music Awards

COVID closures and pandemic restrictions weren’t enough to dampen the spirits at this year’s National Indigneous Music Awards (NIMA), with the event going completely virtual for the first time across TV, radio and online platforms, showing the resilience and...

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Black Lives Matter address for Byron Writers Fest

One of Australia’s most eminent Indigenous academics and advocates, Professor Marcia Langton delivered the Byron Writers Festival 2020 Thea Astley address. The address, named in honour of one of Australia’s most influential and distinctive novelists, has been presented at the...

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When all falls into place

Story & photo Kate O’Neill Sometimes in life everything just naturally falls into place, and that’s exactly what happened to Sarah Bourke in 2011. She was working on the Everest fruit and veggie stall at the New Brighton Farmers Market, wondering...

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Breakfast and lunch at Barrio

Barrio is now open for dinner Thursday and Friday nights and weekdays for breakfast and lunch. You can visit Barrio at Habitat in Byron Bay and sample their new menu, which combines locally sourced produce with classic flavours. The new...

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Yummify’s vegan cheese and Wednesday banquet 

Eve Jeffery Looking after the planet and your taste buds Living a plant-based life is not a new thing for Arianne Schreiber from Yummify. She began eating healthy food, caring for the planet, and protecting all Earthlings as an animal activist...

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Council staff downplay inappropriate development with new affordable housing contribution policy

A framework to manage affordable housing contributions and ‘to deliver affordable housing on certain land identified in the draft Residential Strategy and Byron Bay town centre plan’ is up before councillors at this Thursday’s planning meeting, August 13.

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Thus Spake Mungo: under the blankets

Having tried pleas, threats, restrictions, lockdowns, fines and closures in vain, our political masters are now apparently cutting to the melodramatic climax: scare the living crap out of us.

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A bouquet for Lilac House

L Jenkins, Byron Bay Nicole Habrecht should receive free paint and brushes and a pat on the back from Council for maintaining her house in a...

Bruns boarding house showdown Thursday

The stage is set for a crucial debate over the Brunswick Heads ‘Corso’ development in Byron Council this week, with staff recommending that the developer’s revised plans be approved.

You Donne good

Liz Levy, Suffolk Park I’d like to thank whoever decided to reprint John Donne’s beautiful poem ‘No Man is an Island’ on the Backlash page. I...

Augmented Reality gives local art exhibition a high-tech twist

A Byron Bay art gallery is seeking to bring paintings to life in its new exhibition, by making Augmented Reality technology part of the experience.