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Where does a lack of empathy lead us? 

Democracy, as a concept and a form of governance, was first introduced by the Greeks around 507 BC.

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My dear friend, Philip Rubinstein 1934–2021

I first met Phil on a rain-soaked day outside my house in Brunswick Terrace, Mullum. It was an accidental encounter, but we soon got stuck into a conversation about the parlous state of Australian universities.

Contemporary Byron

David Morris, Byron Bay ‘In Xanadu did Kubla Khan/A stately pleasure-dome decree’, Coleridge. Lines penned supposedly after being woken from...

Parking permits

Liz Levy, Suffolk Park Why has Byron Shire Council decided to impose a layer of digital tyranny for residents wishing to...

TAFE job cuts not so bad, says Nationals MLC 

Ms Saffin said last week that 29 local jobs were going under restructures and that almost 700 frontline TAFE NSW jobs will be slashed.

Thanks David Gile – but on Musk

Robin Harrison, Binna Burra I want to thank David Gilet for his appreciation of the thoughts I’ve shared here. It’s very...

Optics

I Menahemi, Myocum In his editorial Hans Lovejoy says – ‘the optics from The Echo have been and hopefully always will...

Stories about "Byron hospital":

Leadership lost

Paul Leitch, Ewingsdale Thanks to Hans Lovejoy for commenting on the proposed Ewingsdale Development (24 February). It is worthwhile noting that with the absence of clear...

Lifting the lid on plans to build a retirement village in Ewingsdale

The letter sent to the residents of Ewingsdale last year by holiday park owner Ingenia seemed fairly innocuous at first glance...

Two new COVID-19 cases at Byron Central Hospital

With the rest of the country keeping a close eye on the health situation in Victoria, local health workers are counting to test people who suspect they might have coronavirus, with two people testing positive in Byron.

Protest at Byron Hospital over wage freeze

The Byron Central Hospital branch of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association has condemned the NSW government plan to freeze public sector workers’ wages that will also include police and teachers wages.

Testing available for all Byron Shire residents as police say ‘stay home’

Testing for COVID-19 has now been made available to all residents in the Byron Shire who show symptoms of COVID-19.

Byron Hospital COVID-19 clinic opens

Responding to the COVID-19 crisis NNSWLHD is opening a new COVID-19 clinic at Byron Central Hospital.

Aussie media demands #RightToKnow

Australians are worried the government is becoming less transparent on key public issues including the misuse of personal data, public funds spent on political campaigns, immigration and climate change. Locally, the Byron Shire Council and the Byron Hospital has similar examples of blocking public access to information.

Old Byron hospital

Dailan Pugh, Byron Bay. I agree that the old Byron hospital has significant potential to continue to contribute to the well being of the Byron community...

Public transport around Byron woeful

Phoebe Havyatt, Byron Bay. Following on from other letters regarding the new public hospital at Byron Bay, I would like to raise the issue of transport, or lack of it.

A Lego load of fun on the Gold Coast

A place for water dragons to thrive was the theme of a construction competition at Southern Cross University (SCU) yesterday. The tricky part was making the build with Lego.

Kingscliff, trucks, and development – what’s the right outcome?

The debate over the movement of fill via the Tweed Coast Road and through Kingscliff to fill future development sites has been considered by residents, Tweed Shire Councillors, and staff at the last two planning meetings and a workshop in between.

Spring into Scavenge in Lismore this Saturday

Different, fun and rewarding are some of the words used to describe what's going to unfold in Lismore this weekend.

Van life

David Pettifer, Uki In reply to today’s article by the ABC Van Lifers I believe there is an opportunity for both sides to benefit. There is a...