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Police looking for missing Pottsville woman

Police say they are seeking public assistance to locate a woman missing from Pottsville for almost a week.

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Cartoon of the week – 24 February, 2021

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Music fest aims to be COVID-19 recovery event

Byron Bay could host a two-day, beachside music and arts festival in June this year, after an application to hold the event was lodged with Byron Council.

‘The Great Reset’

Gary Opit, Wooyung I appreciated the letter by Lucas Wright (17 February) on the Great Reset conspiracy fantasy. With our...

PM’s vaccine

Martin Bail, Federal On 4 February, 2021 ABC News reported, albeit briefly, that the PM will ‘for the record’ be...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Da mountain

Gisela Stieglitz, Wooyung There is a perfectly good bitumen road going up a rainforest gully; it doesn’t even have potholes!...

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ALP closes offices following release of energy policy

‘A 45 per cent reduction target is fundamentally out of step with the action we need to take to avoid the worst of climate change,' says GetUps campaign director in response to Labor's energy policy.

Liberals’ debt and deficit disaster

Keith Duncan, Pimlico. Is it any wonder our terminal federal government now lacks credibility on virtually every issue? The most recent examples are the lies regarding...

Trivia night draws a Labor big gun

Byron Bay Labor held their annual trivia night at the Byron Bay Bowling Club last Friday to a packed audience. This year’s event featured federal deputy Labor leader Tanya Plibersek.

Business as usual

Tom Tabart, Bangalow. Huge bribery corruption exposed in the oil industry including an Australian company. Liberals money-laundering Free Enterprise Foundation caught out and $4m withheld from NSW Libs– Arfa (I saw nuffink) Sinodinos remains coalition senior minister.

Luke Foley unveils new-look shadow cabinet

NSW Opposition leader Luke Foley has promoted a host of MPs from the class of 2015 into Labor’s shadow cabinet, taking the number of women in Labor’s shadow cabinet to nine – the highest number of female front benchers in the state’s political history.

Environmentalists celebrate end of ‘dead koala’ power plan

North coast environment groups have praised the state opposition for ruling a line through the government’s plan to use woodchips from local forests to fuel furnaces in the pursuit of so-called renewable energy.

Turnbull sinks own credibility on water: Labor

Handing the water portfolio to the Nationals is another serious blow to Malcolm Turnbull’s credibility on the environment, according to shadow agriculture minister Joel Fitzgibbon.

Shorten shored up by predictable ALP conference

Mungo: It is a ritual as regular of the arrival of the first cold snap of winter, and usually about as welcome. At every ALP National Conference the commentators announce portentously that there will be a make or break issue.

Elliot defends Labor support for government bills

With a plethora of legislation passing through parliament before the winter break, The Echo asked Labor's federal MP for Richmond, Justine Elliot, how she voted – or intends to vote – on some of the more contentious bills.

Opposition welcomes ‘Fit for the Future’ inquiry

Shadoow local government minister Peter Primrose yesterday welcomed a parliamentary inquiry into the Liberals’ ‘Fit for the Future’ program for the state's councils, which he described as 'controversial'.

Truth

Dr Matt Landos, East Ballina There is the real news and then there is the fake news. The radio news announced recently new economic figures showing...

Monkey see

Daniel Brown, Byron Bay Back in my early youth growing up in Mt Eliza Victoria in the ‘90s I’d secretly look up to and admire...

Australia’s bastardry

Gareth W R Smith, Byron Bay Australia has a long string of racist and anti-humanitarian policies. These range from its treatment of Aboriginal people, complicity...

Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some interest and also, I am...