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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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Transparency needed

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

Rail trail

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

A closer look at Byron Council’s fossil fuel investments

Is Byron Council putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to reducing carbon emissions?

PM’s vaccine

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

Interview with Michael Balson, creator of Ocean to Sky

Local filmmaker helps tell the story of Edmund Hillary’s last adventure, in the film, Ocean to Sky

Cartoon of the week – 24 February, 2021

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Gold Coast Airport pollution ‘could have spread 20km’

Tweed District Residents & Ratepayers Association president Lindy Smith has accused Gold Coast Airport and Airservices Australia of ‘deliberately obfuscating’ over pollution from toxic firefighting foam that has leached into surface and groundwater around the airport.

Bid to stop Gold Coast airport works shot down

A bid by Tweed mayor Katie Milne calling on the federal and state governments to stop clearing and earthworks for the controversial instrument landing system at Gold Coast Airport was shot down last night.

Gold Coast Airport encroachment

Lindy Smith, Tweed Heads. A further incident of a near miss at Gold Coast Airport (GCA) to add to others in recent times must not be ignored.

Greens want details of airport’s toxic chemicals released

The Greens have stepped up their calls for action to deal with contamination at the Gold Coast Airport after a report from the US Environmental Protection Agency has added further concerns about toxic firefighting chemicals used at the site.

Hiding the facts behind airport’s landing system

Lindy Smith, Tweed Heads. Following the approval of Gold Coast Airport’s (GCA) Instrument Landing System (ILS), which secures a development footprint on the NSW Crown Reserve for Public Recreation/Conservation and new 18km flight path over the Gold Coast urban area, we now have confirmation of what GCA is really up to.

Airport managers urged to release contamination details

Gold Coast Airport management has been urged to immediately release details of the levels of toxic contaminants in run-off from airport land.

Gold Coast airport-expansion site contaminated

Opponents of Gold Coast Airport’s controversial runway expansion plan have called for an immediate halt to the plan after it was revealed toxic chemicals have contaminated the land on the NSW side of the border where a new instrument landing system (ILS) is set to be built.

Community alliance fights Gold Coast airport plans

Community groups alarmed at the controversial expansion of Gold Coast Airport runway set to destroy a large swathe of Crown wetland in NSW and increase air-traffic noise over homes in the Tweed are holding a public meeting on Monday.

Tweed locals fear more noise if airport curfew lifted

Tweed residents under or near the Gold Coast Airport flight path fear a review of existing curfews will  lead to more night flights and...

Labor helps block move for Gold Coast airport probe

A move in the senate yesterday aimed at deferring the federal government’s controversial approval for an instrument landing system (ILS) for Coolangatta airport was blocked after Labor joined the coalition to defeat it.

‘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...