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Zionism, antisemitism, Israel

Thank you for the political comment from David Heilpern (July 3) – it was to the point and very...

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Tikkun Olam

David Heilpern's brilliant article 'Zionism, antisemitism and Israel' stands in complete contrast to former Israeli defence minister Moshe Dayan's...

Oztag players enjoy Goonellabah’s inaugural NAIDOC Week event

Hepburn Park in Goonellabah was transformed into a sea of young Oztag players on July 11 after more than 200 young people participated in CASPA’s inaugural NAIDOC Oztag Gala Day.

Zionism, antisemitism, Israel

Thank you for the political comment from David Heilpern (July 3) – it was to the point and very...

Tweed council catching up on DA backlog

Tweed Shire Council staff say they’re catching up on and reducing the number of outstanding development applications [DAs] lodged locally.

Six slips sites, $5m and 42 weeks sees Bilambil – Urliup Road open

The 2022 floods saw the Tweed hinterland connection road between Bilambil and Urliup severely damaged with six slip sites....

850 women with sticks in Lismore and Ballina

The Goonellabah Hockey Centre and the Ballina Hockey Centre are about to be inundated with women and their big sticks as Lismore teams up with Ballina to host the NSW Northern Division Women's Masters Hockey Championships.

May 29, 2024

Byron Shire Echo issue 38.51 – May 29, 2024

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Sustainability 2024

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Climate Change Policy at the forefront of Ballina Shire Council

Tweed Shire Council is committed to a sustainable future and working with the community to protect the region’s internationally significant environment. 

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Tweed Council – committed to a sustainable future

Tweed Shire Council is committed to a sustainable future and working with the community to protect the region’s internationally significant environment. 

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Jagun Alliance – rebuilding Indigenous knowledge

Sustainability is intrinsic to Aboriginal cultural frameworks, all ways of being, knowing and doing. It’s about being in the right relationship with Country, and all the endemic species being in the right relationships, in the kinship Country for Country, Jagun.

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There are challenges ahead, but there is still hope

In 2023, scientists from around the world said that action needs to be taken on climate change before it is too late.

Australian research to assess impact of firefighting chemicals on aquatic ecosystems

Research is to get underway for the first time into the environmental impact of spraying firefighting chemicals (FFC) near waterways.

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Natural burial ground plans buried by Byron Council

After years of countless reports, community support and Council staff time spent, Byron Shire will not have a natural burial ground any time soon. 

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Clothes maketh the woman

There are some people in domestic violence situations who feel that escaping is an insurmountable problem. 

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Evidence please

Water and Recycling proposed to the Water Waste and Sewer Advisory Committee in 2018 for the committee to endorse a five-year plan to bring a company in to reline the sewerage gravity mains and reline some sewer manholes in...

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International Criminal Court arrest warrants

Those who doubt the veracity of the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) arrest warrants for Natanyahu and his defence minister Gallant, should consult the following resources, all of which are written/established by ‘self-hating Jews’. Two key texts to understanding Gaza are...

Optics v reform

How much head scratching, and mental contortions, were required to produce last week’s editorial (Optics v reform) – about the $300 help with electricity bills. It’s at least original – who else would put their name to such a...

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More fake gov

It’s bad enough to see Labor’s indifference at the ICC (International Criminal Court) requesting arrest warrants for Israeli and Hamas leaders, but when Peter Dutton comes out and berates Albanese for ‘not supporting our allies’… if it wasn’t so...

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Cosmos: turn off the water

One area that seems to be missing in the recent Echo online (21 May) Cosmos article about water resources is local storage tanks. We allow runoff from the roof to become contaminated runoff, lost down roadside drains, mixed with contaminants...

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The great flood debate

The debate about including data from the February 2022 flood event (Letters, 15 May) is missing an essential factor for consideration. The question is whether the unprecedented flood event was part of the variation due to climate change or...

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Byron mayor defends rate-rise plan

In an article that the Echo published in 2016 (www.echo.net.au/byron-mayor-defends-rate-rise-plan/) the mayor defended Byron Council’s rate-rise plan. Why are the roads in worse shape now after a 60 per cent (compounded) rates increase was granted per household? Why is there no...

Five years since Théo’s disappearance

Tonight at 11pm will mark the fifth anniversary of the disappearance of Théo Hayez, an 18-year-old Belgian man who was last seen leaving Cheeky Monkey’s nightclub in Byron Bay.

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Local MP pushes for social housing at hospital site 

What negotiations are happening behind closed doors with the former Mullum hospital site? 

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Why jobseekers were abandoned

Many were left puzzled by the recent federal budget by Labor Treasurer, Jim Chalmers, with its projected surplus of $9.3 billion. 

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From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free

Fast Buck$, The Echo was right in correcting your quote to ‘From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free’, but there are also other inaccuracies in your letter. Firstly, the above quote is banned in many countries as...

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Paterson St danger

For over four years the residents of Paterson Street have campaigned for a pedestrian path on Paterson Street, one of the busiest and most dangerous thoroughfares in Byron between Bangalow Road and Massinger Street. In 2021, 57 residents signed...

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Council staff to look at limiting bulk and scale in Wategos...

A motion by Cr Sarah Ndiaye (Greens) to amend the LEP to reduce the building height limits in the Wategos residential area from 9m to 8m was unsuccessful at last Thursday’s Council meeting. 

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Caper wraps – Stone Fest next! 

With the conclusion of Caper Byron Bay Food and Culture Festival on May 26 – with events held across the Shire’s prestigious dining and watering establishments – Stone & Wood’s Festival of the Stone gears up for its big event on June 1, from 3pm till 10pm. 

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Thumbs down for Council’s plans for Mullum’s main St

Residents have sent a clear message to Council regarding its plans for Mullum’s main drag, with staff reporting over 500 submissions were received for the Burringbar Street Concept Design.

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Regarding Fast Buck$ and Israel

Regarding Fast Buck$’ letter (Echo 22 May). In 1948 while 700,000 Arabs fled Israel, 150,000 very sensibly stayed and their 2,080,000 descendants living within the borders of Israel are citizens of Israel enjoying the freedoms and prosperity that most...

Crossword clue

I wish to take exception to the clue ‘lambastes’, (Echo crossword two weeks ago). Lambastes, spelt with an ‘e’ is American or Canadian English. Everywhere else, it does not have an ‘e’ at the end. Apart from this, I am...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: The Cancer Raffle

‘This is Radiology, we are following up on one of your tests. Please contact our office.’ That’s not the message you want after you’ve had a mammogram. I’m 56, my best friend just went through a year-long ordeal with breast cancer and now is in the clear. I have had many friends get mastectomies. Other beautiful women I know and have loved, have died. Breast cancer is something one in seven women or people with breasts will be diagnosed with. It’s a raffle we all have tickets in but none of us want to win. But one in seven will.

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Byron and Tweed Councils pursue housing project dreams

Long-held council dreams of new, affordable housing on public land in the Byron and Tweed Shires are closer to being realised, mayors say, with state and federal government support.

Tweed council catching up on DA backlog

Tweed Shire Council staff say they’re catching up on and reducing the number of outstanding development applications [DAs] lodged locally.

King tide flooding in Ballina

King tides in Ballina are expected to cause minor flooding of some local roads this week.

Teenage girl missing from Coffs Harbour

Police are asking the public for help finding a teenage girl reported missing from the Coffs Harbour area over the weekend.