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New Greens team

Matthew O’Reilly President of CABS and a proud member of the NEW Byron Greens team It seems that some readers have...

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Ballina Shire Council meeting wrap-up

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Interview with Claire Atkins from SHIT

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Sing Lisa Sing

Jo Faith, Newtown How very distressing is the recent story of beautiful singer Lisa Hunt. She followed protocol, paid the...

Magic mushrooms

David Gilet, Byron Bay As noted in David Heilpern’s article (24 February), with drugs, whether medicinal or recreational, dosage is a...

Stories about "Draft Rural Land Use Strategy":

Narrow vision drives land use strategy

Byron Shire councillor Basil Cameron, Goonengerry. The draft Rural Land Use Strategy (RLUS) is being driven by a narrow vision to identify ‘opportunities’ for residential,...

Byron’s rural land-use strategy is poor planning

Guy Fisher, Main Arm. Byron Shire Council’s Draft Rural Land Use Strategy is really ill conceived aimed at destroying our rural areas at the expense of the amenity and safety of people who live there.

Byron population boom fears unfounded says council

Byron Shire Council has hit out at claims it is planning double the shire’s current population.

Naming Ben Franklin

Cecily McGee, Mullumbimby It’s very misleading for The Echo to give Ben Franklin free media coverage (24 February). There were fourteen people in the Drill Hall...

A little bit of COVID…

Mandy Nolan has stated in The Echo, ‘For 30 years I’ve fought to give a voice to the voiceless in our community, now I’m...

Democracy

Jo Faith, Newtown Thank you all at The Echo for upholding independent journalism. For readers and activists concerned about the demise of democracy, do take the...

Rape, the law, and naming the man responsible

David Heilpern tackles key questions relating to the allegation of rape by a cabinet minister.