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Why are white Australians even being asked to vote on the Voice?
The fast-approaching Voice referendum is a complete clusterf**k for all Australians. It stinks of failure at each and every...
A deer in the headlights
The Tweed Shire, Byron Shire, and Kyogle councils have joined forces to find out just what is happening with feral deer in the region.
20 years on – Patterson Hill
Shame on those who suspect that the Patterson Hill activists 20 years ago might have been more concerned about...
Red hot stoner experience
I was lucky enough to visit Stone & Wood recently to see the initial brew being made of the 2022 Stone Beer, the star attraction at the upcoming Festival of the Stone at Stone & Wood’s Byron brewery site on Saturday 4 June.
Greens for survival
At the recent Nimbin Town Hall where Sue Higginson, among others, was active in an affirmative action workshop where...
Grant for innovative Birthing on Country program
Birthing on Country can be very important for many Aboriginal women, but many face the challenge of leaving Country to access medical care when their babies come.
Despite a ‘tough budget environment’, where Council can’t find $15,000 per annum to maintain a tree planting initiative on land it manages, there will be $250,000 spent on employing two more compliance officers and purchasing another ‘enforcement’ vehicle.
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60% of Ballina Council investments in fossil fuel aligned companies
The Ballina Shire Council had more than $60 million invested in fossil fuel aligned companies on behalf of ratepayers as of the end of April 2023.
Let’s explore Byron Council’s secret meetings!
Has Byron Shire Council improved with its transparency with regards to confidential motions?
Byron Council compliance staff bolstered
Are the van campers of Brunswick Heads thoughtless travellers with no respect for the town and its inhabitants, or are many in fact local homeless folk looking for a safe space with toilets and running water?
Private partnership sought for bioenergy facility proposal
Byron Council have been forced to explore the possibility of a public private partnership to fund its planned bioenergy facility in Byron Bay.
Dey pushes for new minimum Byron rate against warnings of rate bracket creep
A new proposed flat minimum rate across the Byron Shire aimed at easing pressure in the housing market would put 238 residential properties in higher rates brackets.
20 years on – how community and Council saved Byron’s precious Paterson Hill
With bright yellow petals, the Byron Orchid is only as big as the tip of your small fingernail, longtime local, Veda Turner, says.
Large Bangalow DA extended, concerns raised over bulk and scale
Bangalow Community Association member, Sue Taylor, told The Echo that if the DA is approved it would ‘result in a massive impact on the town’.
Byron Shire flood repair bill at $200M
Byron Shire Council staff have issued an update on Byron Shire’s flood-damaged infrastructure from the 2022 floods, and say they are applying for around $200 million in funding
Byron: pay rise likely for mayor and councillors
A successful request by Byron Shire Council to reclassify itself from ‘Regional Rural’ to ‘Regional Centre’ may well pave the way for an increase in pay for councillors and the mayor.
Reflections ‘land grab’ to be taken up with minister
Residents are again up in arms over Reflections Holiday Parks blocking public access along Simpsons Creek in Brunswick Heads.
Congratulations to Chris Minns for bringing in the new regulations about so-called VIP rooms in clubs and pubs. It’s only a small step in...
I love reading Mandy’s Soapbox, she reflects what I’m thinking, and many like me. In the 17 May column titled ‘A crown is just a...
Getting Real About The Voice
Responding to Ian Pratt in an attempt to ‘get real about the Voice’. The proposal does not challenge the historical fact of conquest i.e....
Mandy, you said (Echo, 17 May)]: ‘There’s not many 95-year-olds I wouldn’t be able to overpower if necessary’ and ‘to disarm a 95-year-old with...