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Local triathletes claim another title

The Byron Bay Breakers Triathlon Club has won the North Coast Interclub series for the second time after finishing on top of the table ahead of the Clarence Valley Stingrays and Hat Head Hammerheads.

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Perplexed

Perplexed to read Richard Jones’ article ‘Now’s the time for those reforms’, when the opening sentence quotes: ‘Just over...

People with peace in their hearts?

In reference to the full page advertisement (it clearly states that it is an advertisement, and really is nothing...

Ammunition

Danny Wakil demonstrates as much knowledge of the facts on the ground in Palestine/Israel as a duck knows of...

Suffolk Park DA

Warnings and obscure truths often appear in ‘Backlash’ in The Echo. Addressing the proposed 4000 sqm development in Clifford...

Committee to examine teacher shortages

The NSW Upper House’s Education Committee say they have commenced an inquiry into teacher shortages in NSW.

Fooling no one

Danny Wakil isn’t fooling anyone (Letters, 15 June). He is obviously pro-Israel, but his tone and talking points belie...

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Comment: Residential Tenancies and the Flood

I reckon there are some lovely landlords out there, working well with their tenants in a cooperative fashion – waiving the rent during non-occupation, writing references for alternatives, and speedily launching into repairs to get everything back to square one ASAP... I'm just not seeing them.

Gladys just doesn’t get it? Bullshit.

The rules are lost to the dark art of time, but when I was younger, we used to play a card game called ‘Bullshit’...

Opinion: Finally, some things we can ALL agree on

Now for the seemingly impossible – a tight-rope, Pollyanna-esque attempt at ten propositions on the virus, masks, vaccines, and lock-downs on which the whole...

Opinion: The mathematics of delusion

We’ve fought on the same side of so many battles, intuitively trusting each other’s judgment, morals and perspective. And here we are, distant and sour over COVID-19.

Quiet please! I’m eating and don’t need an amplified soundtrack

David Heilpern At last, a chance to tackle one of the crucial, life-changing issues of our time. Yes, we have the virus, and we have climate...

Sovereign citizens have ‘zero’ legal status in Australia, says former magistrate

Can we really tell authorities we ‘don’t consent’ to rules around mask-wearing, public gatherings or, as was more common before the pandemic, traffic and drug offences, and be excused?

Family and personal violence – the law plays catch up

How can it be that the response of the Prime Minister’s office to an allegation of rape in parliament house was to background journalists negatively about her partner? And that this bullying and re-victimising of the victim did not excite, at the very least, a police or judicial inquiry?

You Can Close Your Eyes

There is a beautiful James Taylor song (‘You Can Close Your Eyes’) that commences with the words; Oh, the sun is surely sinking down, But the moon is slowly rising. 

No accountability for proven police misconduct

On Australia Day in 1998, I was the legal observer for the ‘Nude Ain’t Rude’ rally at Belongil Beach.

Submissions for the prosecution

Your honours, it is my respectful submission that you would find the Commissioner of Corrective Services and the Minister for Corrections guilty of the manslaughter of the victim, a First Nations prisoner who hanged herself in custody

Lismore City Council votes against land-swaps and buybacks

The Lismore City Council has voted against asking the federal government and NSW Northern Rivers Reconstruction Commission [NRRC] for prioritised land buybacks and swaps after devastating floods earlier this year.

Casino teenager charged with murder

An 18-year-old Casino man is to face Lismore Local Court today charged with murder.

Park trouble for BARCO

A group of dog owners who met at the common shed at the Brunswick Heads Sports Fields last Sunday say they were confronted by three men with a dog who were camping at the location.

Byron Council releases data on flood-affected biz

The first official data has been released following the devastating February 28 floods.