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Byron Bay Surf Festival 

Surfers, beach lovers, water people – owing to COVID- related complications, the 2022 Byron Bay Surf Festival has moved...

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Mullum locals protest flood-prone pod site

Around 40–50 locals gathered outside the Byron Shire Council chambers this morning to highlight the risks of, and lack of due process around, the selection of the flood accommodation pod site in Mullumbimby.

Bundjalung Nghari – contemporary Bundjalung stories 

Bundjalung Nghari – Indigenise features Rhoda Roberts AO and words by Steven Oliver, Kylie Caldwell, Ella Noah Bancroft, Daniel...

Cabarita DA refused on character grounds

Tweed Shire Councillors refused a DA for a four-storey block of flats at 2-6 Tweed Coast Road, Cabarita Beach, despite the staff recommendation of approval.

No letup in the struggle for climate justice

The 43 per cent emissions target passed last week in the House of Representatives lacks the ambition needed to radically diminish Australia’s contribution to global warming. It’s too little, too late.

Comment: Catherine Cusack opens up about the crisis in our classrooms

'I came prepared for my last Parliamentary Committee Hearing with a fat file of public submissions to assist questioning of witnesses.' 

Barilaro begs off today’s Upper House committee inquiry

Today's scheduled hearing for the Upper House committee inquiry into the appointment of Mr John Barilaro as Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner to the Americas has been cancelled.

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Date change – Kerry interviews Zoe Daniel

Journalist Zoe Daniel's conversation with Kerry O’Brien regarding her new book, Trumpland, has been rescheduled.

A ‘fair go’?

Hugh Ermacora, Byron Bay We are indeed fortunate in having Kerry O’Brien as one of our ‘local elders’ – a man of unquestioned talent, integrity...

Kerry O’Brien reverses decision to accept AO

‘With regret, I have decided to reverse my decision to accept my appointment as an Officer (AO) of the Order of Australia’.

Jenny Hocking and Gough

Tomorrow night in Byron Bay an evening of conversation will take place between celebrated journalist Kerry O’Brien and author and academic Jenny Hocking

Editorial: Armchair activism

What does activism look like?

Kerry’s memoirs in print

Six-time Walkley award-winning ABC journalist and Byron local Kerry O’Brien recently launched his latest book, A Memoir, at The Book Room at Newrybar Merchants.

Progressive reforms in a sharp suit: Kerry talks Keating in Byron

Echonetdaily has a double pass to give away to this landmark Byron event to one lucky subscriber as part of our Free Friday giveaways. Read on for how to win and for a Q&A with Kerry O'Brien about the book and his relationship with Paul Keating.

Murwillumbah Q&A to look at TV political debates

A new award-winning film looking at the development of televised political debates over the past 50 years, screening this Sunday at Murwillumbah’s historic Regent Cinema, will be followed by a Q&A led by ABC journalist Kerry O’Brien.

Julia Gillard among stellar guests at Byron writers festival

The countdown to Australia’s largest regional literary event has begun, with the recent unveiling of the full 2015 Byron Bay Writers Festival program.

Tom and Kerry have a chat in Byron

Australian author Tom Keneally and ABC presenter Kerry O’Brien had a lively conversation on Saturday at the Byron on Byron resort discussing Tom’s latest book From Flappers to Vietnam.

Finding the fine art

Bangalow Fine Art are boutique art dealers and valuers who hold quarterly online exhibitions of interesting and important pieces of Australian and international art. The...

Mirabelle’s game 

A magical quest is taking place in Lismore Quad from August 15–23. Deep underground, right beneath the town (and unknown to the human inhabitants...

Local pasta, sauces, eggs and custard!

Victoria Cosford There’s a steady stream of customers at Jodie’s stall. Regulars by the looks of it, most unclipping their plastic containers – 100 per...

Halcyon House and Paper Daisy

Simon Haslam A stylish boutique beachfront hotel with bespoke rooms, its own day spa, a beautiful pool and a laidback but upmarket restaurant, with an...