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Mt Warning ban

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

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Cut it down – Tweed Councillors at odds over future of forest red gum

‘We should be active and take the tree down,’ Cr Polglase told the Tweed Shire Council meeting last Thursday, referring to a significant forest red gum and koala food tree in Tweed Heads West.

Tweed mayor and rail trail

Richard White, East Ballina I watched a Facebook video of Mayor, Chris Cherry, addressing a meeting, organised by the Northern...

Family Court scrapped

Despite overwhelming opposition from Australia’s family law specialists and advocates, the federal Liberal-Nationals government and cross benchers scrapped the Family Law Court and subsumed it into the circuit courts last week.

Stop motion animators needed

Northern Rivers Community Gallery in Ballina is seeking expressions of interest from suitably experienced digital animators with demonstrated experience...

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault to continue facing trial

A police officer accused of assaulting a 16-year-old in Byron Bay more than three years ago is to continue facing trial this week.

Letting the love light SHINE in Lismore

A discovery focused light festival in August hopes to attract locals and visitors to Lismore.

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Byron Labor condemns biggest rate rise in NSW

The Byron Labor Secretary Asren Pugh has slammed the decision by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) to approve the 33.5 per cent rate rise for the Byron Shire.

Byron council rate rise approved by IPART

Byron Shire Council’s request to have rates raised has been approved by the The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal. IPART says the approval is for a 33.55 per cent cumulative increase over four years to be retained permanently in the rate base.

Cr Ndiaye’s response to the rate rise

Byron Shire Cr Sarah Ndiaye On Thursday we voted on a rate rise of 7.5 per cent inclusive of  the rate peg. This was lower than the...

Labor’s last-ditch bid to stop Byron rate rise

Byron Shire ALP councillor Paul Spooner says the case has ‘not effectively been made’ for a special rates increase in Byron Shire and is calling on fellow councillors to delay any increase for at least a year.

Alternatives to Byron’s ‘inevitable’ rate rise

Jens Krause, Byron Bay. Byron Shire Council wants shiny back roads, shiny new cars and shiny new rate bills for residents. At Thursday’s council meeting...

Open letter to Byron councillors on rate rises

Neil Morrison, Byron Bay. Dear Councillors, In the matter of BSC’s proposals for various rate increases over the period I believe firstly your notices inclosed with...

Make Byron Bay tourists pay

Gerd Modlich, Byron Bay One has only to stroll through the Byron CBD to realise there is a lot of money in the pockets of...

Open letter over Byron rate rises

C Cree, Ocean Shores. Dear Mr Gainger, I feel you are missing the current feel of all the ratepayers within the Byron Shire. As more and...

Byron council’s honeymoon ended

The sheen is already coming off the recently elected progressive Byron Shire Council, with Byron Labor attacking the Greens-led council over its proposed major rate increases and its handling of negotiations to purchase the Suffolk Park sports field.

Airbnb tax

D Haydock, Suffolk Park I’ve previously suggested that Byron Shire Council should introduce a bed tax. I’ve now been told that this is not allowed by...

‘The Great Reset’

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

Letting go

Mary McMorrow, Mullumbimby I respect the parents forgiving the drunk driver who killed their four children (one a cousin) as their way of dealing with...

Ministers misbehave

Keith Duncan, Pimlico Accusations of appalling behaviour by the Liberal Party in covering up misdeeds within its ranks just keep on keeping on. The last...

Transparency needed

Janelle Saffin MP, State Member for Lismore. I read with interest Mia Armitage’s front page article in last week’s Echo ‘Electorates miss out on bushfire...