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Byron Wildlife Hospital’s DA up for public comment

A development application for the mobile Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is now before the public.

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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...

Sing Lisa Sing

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

Taxpayers paying through the nose for the destruction of Casino to Murwillumbah train line

Louise Doran, Ocean Shores  On 14 January, 2015 The Echo comment ‘Railroaded’ quoted Don Page’s (Nationals then MP for Ballina) 2004...

Be proud of Ballina, help clean up our beaches

This Sunday, 7 March, Ballina Coastcare is inviting everyone who cares about Ballina's environment to Step Up To Clean Up, and join a special event for Clean Up Australia Day.

FB censorship

Dean Jefferys, Mullumbimby I feel concerned about the level of censorship on FB, Instagram, YouTube, MSM, local online groups and elsewhere...

Motion to save Lennox pavilion fails

Ballina Cr Eoin Johnston's attempt to save the seventy year old weather shed at Lennox Head went down at council's meeting yesterday, attracting only one other councillor's support.

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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.

‘Free Julian Assange’ group protests in Tweed

A recently formed ‘Free Julian Assange’ group converged on Labor MP Justine Elliot’s office in Tweed Heads this morning calling for the Australian government to ‘bring Julian home to Australia’.

Tweed Council staff’s delegated powers debated

The question of what staff and councillors get to decide in relation to development applications was raised by Tweed Councillor Ron Cooper at the last Tweed Shire Council meeting.

Supporting independent news or making fat cats fatter?

The recent skirmish between Facebook and the government is hard to miss, even if you rely on Facebook for your news. But what does it all mean?

Koala groups lobby Tweed MP Geoff Provest for action

Local koala groups have been taking action to protect NSW koalas by meeting with Tweed State Member of Parliament, Geoff Provest seeking his support for action on koala protections and asking him not to support the koala killing legislation his government are putting forward.

Leadership lost

Paul Leitch, Ewingsdale Thanks to Hans Lovejoy for commenting on the proposed Ewingsdale Development (24 February). It is worthwhile noting that with the absence of clear...