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Byron Shire
February 28, 2021
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Dr Matt Landos, East Ballina There is the real news and then there is the fake news. The radio news announced...

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Super swim challenge accepted

A group of mates from Brunswick Heads, Byron Bay and Lennox Head, recently formed a swim team known as the Anti Budgie Boardriders for the purpose of taking part in the Starlight Foundations Super Swim Challenge.  

Rail trail

Peter Finch, East Lismore At last someone else has put their hand up to question the fluffery and misinformation surrounding...

Community bar – not

Liz Levy, Suffolk Park I couldn’t believe what I was reading in The Echo: a plan to turn an ‘iconic’...

A safe space for sexual assault survivors

In a perfect world, the trauma Margot and Joana experienced would not have happened, and there would be no need for the very important support group they have created.

The lunatics have taken over the asylum…

The Zombies of the Climate ApoCOALpse have today swarmed around Queensland's Parliament House this morning to highlight impending climate chaos.

PM’s vaccine

Martin Bail, Federal On 4 February, 2021 ABC News reported, albeit briefly, that the PM will ‘for the record’ be...

Stories about "economy":

Rail trail the way to go: just ask New Zealand

Gordon Hayes, East Ballina At 82 years of age, I reckon that I've cycled several thousand kilometres in my lifetime. I ride regularly with a...

JobKeeper cuts to impact 33,000 local workers, says Labor MP

Local MP Justine Elliot has optimistically called on local National Party branch members to resign in disgust over the party’s cuts to JobKeeper payments, and their ‘chaotic NSW government infighting and koala killer agenda’.

Investing in people will rebuild the economy

Eight hundred people were considered homeless in each of the federal government electorates of Richmond and Page, according to the census data from 2016. That was before the impact of Black Summer bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Splendour 2020 cancelled – what does this mean for locals?

Another festival cancelled – what does this mean for a region that is so highly dependent on tourism and festivals?

Thus Spake Mungo: Australia catches up to Greece… in a baaad way

At last, Scott Morrison’s torpid government realises it is in danger of being mugged by reality. After last week’s report from the International Monetary Fund, it is no longer feasible to pretend the Australian economy is in safe hands and can continue to muddle through without at least a modicum of intervention.

Thus Spake Mungo: bet the farm

The Reserve Bank, like so many economic pundits, has finally given up on the government of Scott Morrison.

Monkey see

Daniel Brown, Byron Bay Back in my early youth growing up in Mt Eliza Victoria in the ‘90s I’d secretly look up to and admire...

Australia’s bastardry

Gareth W R Smith, Byron Bay Australia has a long string of racist and anti-humanitarian policies. These range from its treatment of Aboriginal people, complicity...

Mt Warning ban

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

‘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...