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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....

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Lismore landmark saved as Skimmo’s site DA knocked back

Lismore residents watch avidly last night as the drama of a development application for 135 Union Street South Lismore, played out on their little screens.

Raucous AUKUS

Over the last 20 years or more, Australia has benefited greatly from its economic relationship with China. You may...

COVID-19 hospital horror – opening up and the dangers ahead

A hospital is not a health farm. For a start, the food has a terrible reputation. Seriously though, when life is on the brink, a hospital is the destination.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 12 October, 2021

Check out what's on at the cinema this week in Ballina and Byron

Oops!

Corruption, neither noble, nor unavoidable, nor the fault of the ICAC – the NSW premier messed up! Our premier has...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Mind Your Language

The other day someone called me a sheeple. I was offended. Not personally, but on behalf of sheep. It’s a term meant to denigrate my agency by suggesting I have herd stupidity. Sheep are incredible, and surprising beings. Before you start denigrating sheep, you should know they are emotionally complex animals who can self-medicate!

Stories about "citizenship":

Ballina Council meeting short and sweet

It was a sweet result at Ballina Shire Council's October meeting, for developers at least, with support for some long-delayed projects.

The illusion of terror and the racism within

Dave Lisle, Mullumbimby. As the federal government pushes ahead with its divisive new laws to strip terror suspects of their citizenship it is perhaps worth pausing briefly to consider its objectives.

Activist targeted but crooked executives not even charged

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre, Byron Bay. Last week, Fairfax Media linked my 1999 pro-East Timor Parliament House graffiti, for which I paid $16,350 in criminal damages, to the Abbott government's new anti-terror laws which, if made retrospective, could result in the loss of Australian citizenship for my children and I.

Byron activist ‘could be stripped of citizenship’

A well-known Byron Bay activist could become a victim of the Abbott government’s controversial laws to strip dual nationals of their Australian citizenship.

From the world to Richmond Valley

People from five countries pledged allegiance to Australia at a citizenship ceremony in Casino on Wednesday..

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

Mandatory vax

I write to you in response to the article on the front page of The Echo relating to mandatory vax. I find it extremely...