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Police raid ‘unauthorised events’ in national parks

Police say that eleven people have been charged following unauthorised gatherings held at national parks on the weekend.

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Richmond Tweed libraries only open for Click & Collect until December

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Koalas and dogs

I want to thank Byron Council for including the flyer in The Echo about koalas and dogs. There is...

Stories about "age pensioners":

Age pensioners where art thou now?

Michael McDonald, Wilsons Creek. Among the reporting obligations for the age pensioner in Australia are to let Centrelink know when you are going overseas, even on holiday, just in case they are able to void the social contract the government made with you when you were a young lad in the 1970s and starting to pay tax, unaware that most of it would go to concentration camps for refugees on Pacific islands, and to advise them when you are sent to prison or committed to an institution.

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. New Premier, Dominic Perrottet is...

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