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Police arrest 32 in protests across the state

Police say they have prevented the mass gathering of people in various locations across NSW, arresting 32 people and issuing 265 Penalty Infringement Notices in a coordinated and mobile response to planned protest activity.

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No jab, no jive?

No jab, no jive if you want to go to a festival, what the? This is blackmail by the...

XR to protest outside NAB tomorrow

Extinction Rebellion (XR) Lismore and their supporters say they will protest at the Woodlark Street branch of the National Australia Bank (NAB) from 12pm tomorrow, Tuesday, September 14.

Will Sydney’s trash be Richmond Valley’s ‘treasure’

Richmond Valley Council say they have welcomed an announcement by the Deputy Premier John Barilaro and the Minister for...

The Greens and Ballina Council

With the Greens announcing their intention to contest the Ballina Shire local government election to be held in December...

Transparency

Byron Shire Council (BSC) is not transparent despite what the former Mayor or BSC’s senior management would like the...

COVID venues of concern at Evans Head and Lismore

Three new venues of concern have been added to the list of COVID-19 venues of concern following a student...

June 9, 2021

Byron Shire Echo issue 35.52 – June 9, 2021

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In this Issue:

Roar

Kate Coxall, BSC Green candidate, Wilsons Creek In response to the silencing tactics of unaware and privileged men in last week’s Echo, I say ‘No’. We, as women, will no longer be silenced. Women know what silencing means and what it leads to....

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Running out of time

Chibo Mertineit, Lillian Rock I just returned from the ‘Festival of Resistance’, which happened outside of the weapon expo at the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre. It fulfilled its aim to make a noise about taxpayers’ money being used to support...

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Developers aim to double Bayside suburb

Developers seeking to double the size of Bayside, a small suburb on the outskirts of Brunswick Heads, have responded to Echo questions around potential traffic congestion and the lack of open spaces.

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Regarding John Anderson’s (aka Fast Buck$) advertisement

Cr Jeannette Martin, Mullumbimby In response to John Anderson’s (aka Fast Buck$) advertisement in last week’s Echo (Jun2, 2021), I feel I must set things straight. As usual, Mr Anderson has got it so very wrong – nothing particularly strange about that...

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AVO sparks ‘community standards of behaviour’ forum

Barefoot Law founder and mayoral candidate Mark Swivel, is hosting an event regarding ‘AVOs, harassment, abuse and violence’, to be held June 17 from 6pm at the Byron Community Centre Cavanbah Room.

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The housing crisis in regional Australia

As someone who rents a home, I’m frustrated with the lack of action on affordable housing. The debate has raged for years, yet the government buries its head in the sand.

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Local hospitals

Danny Wakil, Billinudgel I was admitted to Byron hospital and then Tweed to repair a broken leg and would just like to say that I found the service to be ten out of ten for both. The surgeons did an outstanding job,...

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Free advertising

S Darling, Mullumbimby I think Dan Murphy’s put their vans outside schools and skate parks to elicit some free advertising. It’s smart… and too obvious a mistake. And it’s worked hasn’t it? I now know that Dan Murphy’s does deliveries in...

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High school attack

Dan Reade, Ocean Shores Mandy Nolan’s ‘Soapbox’ claim that schools have remained unchanged for the last 200 years, seems only informed by her own personal experiences. I would like to suggest that she visits some local schools to actually see what...

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Independence key?

Christine Willmot, Sunrise Thanks Echo, for getting worthy successors for the Mungo Comment space. Margo Kingston, for instance, in a recent op-ed piece (Echo, 26 May), reminded readers of the potential of independent political candidates to strike a way through the...

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Seriously?

Stephen Bland, Wellington, Aotearo I am a visitor from Aotearoa staying at Suffolk Park. On Wednesday I was in town for breakfast and some shopping. Deciding to catch the bus back to Suffolk Park I returned to the bus stop I...

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Bruns massive development

Russell Eldridge, Brunswick Heads Brunswick Heads is about to be hit with its biggest development upheaval in decades, with the re-emergence of an old plan approved, in principle, years ago by the State government. Developer Clarence Property proposes to nearly double the...

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Vaxx info – get it right

Eve Sinton, Main Arm I have a concern about the ‘Byron rally highlights govcorp tyranny’ story last week. Now the Mullumbimby hairdresser I’ve been going to for five years has placed a sign on the door saying words to the effect: Do...

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Cartoon of the week – 8 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.

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Byron Golf Clubs Crowns New Ladies Foursome

Kerry Lollback and Joan Neate will have their names added to the Byron Bay Ladies Foursomes Champions board after winning the 27-hole championship held at Byron Bay golf Club.

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Power Pair Claim New Table Tennis Trophy

The Byron Bay Table Tennis Club held their inaugural mixed doubles tournament last week at Newrybar Hall and declared Ian Evans and Janice Best champions, after they won three from three matches.

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Interview with Toni Scanlon, directer of the play Switzerland

Thriller at the Drill The Drill Hall Theatre Company are about to open the curtain on their latest play, Switzerland, a psychological drama written by Joanna Murray-Smith. Starring veteran actor Liz Chance and newbie, Charlie Burton, this is a...

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning...

All the fun and frolics of the shire in one happy place

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New Indian: Daughter in Law

This Thursday at 4pm is the soft launch of acclaimed chef-owner Jessi Singh’s ‘unauthentic Indian’ restaurant Daughter in Law on Fletcher Street, Byron Bay (where St Elmo used to be). 100 per cent of all proceeds from the busiest...

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More Stone Beer Festivals please

S Haslam Possibly because I haven’t attended any big live music events over the pandemic, I liked the Festival of the Stone on Saturday night more than any previous year, including those when it was just a few people standing...

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New, different Byron Fresh

S Haslam Byron Fresh is an enduring cafe favourite, right in the beating heart of Byron, on the corner of the happening Bay Lane (car-free from 5pm every night) and Jonson Street, just back from the beach. There’s an open...

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Healthy cane juice

We’ve all been there - walking through the Farmer’s Markets, a little parched, because we didn’t plan ahead. How un-Northern Rivers of us! But never fear. There’s a solution. And it’s delicious. Byron Bay Cane Juice, run by the...

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Interview with NORPA dancer Alice Misty Boscheinen and writer and performer,...

When Alice and her support worker Kate venture into the forest for the night – the shapeshifting Dingo is ready for them. Into the Forest is a magical theatre experience performed and devised by dancer Alice Misty Boscheinen with writer and performer Kate McDowell, who is also Alice’s support worker off the stage. Directed and devised by NORPA’s Artistic Director, Julian Louis, Into the Forest explores themes of caring, independence, friendship and fantasy.

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: When ‘Yes’ means ‘No’

It seems that even in alternative communities, sexual politics haven’t really been that alternative. Patriarchal narrative reigns supreme. Men tend to be the ‘gurus’, and as it turns out, gurus still like their cock sucked. Generally, by young women.

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Who dobs on the dobbers?

Back in August 2016 – oh, it was a different time! – treasurer Scott Morrison was talking about Australia being a nation of ‘the taxed and the taxed-nots’'…

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COVID update – sewage detection in East and South Lismore and Byron Bay

Northern NSW Local Health District is urging people in the Lismore City and Byron Bay areas to get tested for COVID-19, after fragments of the virus were detected in samples from the East Lismore, South Lismore and Byron Bay sewage treatment plants.

The old slouch hat

‘This is my favourite,’ we say espite the painfully obvious fact that we all, from time to time enjoy a wide variety of hats. Jon Summers, Suffolk Park

The year 2000

I must answer David Heilpern. Remember 2000, how the computers were all to fail on NYE? How could so many get it so wrong? Why...

Viruses

Viruses are organisms at the edge of life and possess genes, evolve by natural selection, and reproduce by creating multiple copies of themselves through...