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Another roadblock for major Kingscliff development?

Tweed Council clarifies that the Kingscliff DA for a haulage road that will allow '90,000 truck and trailer movements' to bring in fill from the M1 upgrade does not actually allow the developers to use the proposed fill at the site – developers disagree.

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Climate Change, Coal and the Flushing Toilet

Sometimes I wonder why people seem to have stopped caring about climate change. Is it because it’s too big? Is it because we have a Prime Minister who is in a dirty love triangle with coal and gas? Or is it the convenience of the flushing toilet?

SOS says there was no community consultation for ‘super-school’

Governments regularly resort to spin to deceive the public and avoid accountability says  Save Our Schools.

ABC maintaining independence?

Fast Buck$, Coorabell I’m a fan of the ABC so I’m a bit disappointed that the local ABC radio station has...

Cartoon of the week – 23 June, 2021

Letters to the editor We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters...

The knives are out

Paul Brecht, Evans Head Reading the letters section of The Echo I came across the two councillor’s Martin and Ndiaye...

Bad news

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I’ve taken umbrage with the expression, ‘fake news,’ – proud of our Echo – but...

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Father of Julian Assange to speak on the Northern Rivers this week

Northern Rivers residents can hear Mr Shipton in person at the Courthouse Hotel this Tuesday, May 4, from 7pm as part of the monthly Turning Point Talks.

Bail rejected for Julian Assange

Australian citizen Julian Assange will remain in Belmarsh Prison for now, with District Judge Vanessa Baraitser rejecting his bail application overnight in London.

Julian Assange extradition case fails

The US government has failed in its bid to have Australian citizen Julian Assange moved from the UK to the USA to face multiple charges, which could have led to a maximum sentence of 170 years in prison.

Julian Assange’s father to speak out in Byron Shire

The father of detained WikiLeaks founder and Australian journalist Julian Assange is touring the Northern Rivers this week.

Catastrophic US Assange trial continues at London’s Old Bailey

‘It’s becoming catastrophic. I’m fighting for his life.’ So said lawyer Stella Morris as she tried to deliver a freedom petition for her 49-year-old partner, and father of their two young sons, Gabriel and Max

Assange’s extradition

Roy Drew, Mullumbimby Australian citizen journalist/publisher Julian Assange’s full hearing for extradition to the US is scheduled to start on Monday, 7 September at The Old...

Byron Council supports Assange

Paul Bibby Should Byron Council get involved in the fight to bring Wikileaks founder Julian Assange home to Australia or stick to fixing potholes? The answer...

The ‘sadistic’ trial of Julian Assange

After nearly ten months’ waiting in isolation at London’s Belmarsh Prison, known to some as ‘Hellmarsh’, it was finally time for Mr Assange to face lawyers from the US Department of Justice as they argued their case for his extradition from the UK.

Editorial: What 4 Corners missed about Julian Assange

On Monday night, ABC’s 4 Corners did a Julian Assange update. Herewith my four takeaways:

From Assange to the ABC: journalists under threat

From a 24-hour London-based Julian Assange vigil to raids on the ABC, the message is clear: journalists and whistleblowers are at risk and need your support.

‘The Norway of Australia’: what does good electric vehicle policy look like?

What does good electric vehicle policy look like? NSW Energy Minister Matt Kean has announced an EV car package that he says will bring NSW on par with the world’s best. Is he right?

Byron market relocation proposal divides opinion

Community opinion appears to be starkly divided over the proposed relocation of the Byron Community Markets from the foreshore at Main Beach to Railway Park, which Byron councillors will vote on this Thursday.

Michael Lyon announces Byron Shire Council ticket

Byron Shire Mayor, Michael Lyon, has announced a group of candidates to run for the upcoming Council elections in September.

Old Byron Hospital future before Council

A significant decision about the future of the old Byron Hospital site will be made this week, with Byron Council choosing an organisation to manage the new community hub that will be created there.