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Anatomy is destiny

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre Five members of Byron Friends of Palestine visited Justine Elliot to discuss whether the...

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Morning Tea

Susan Tsicalas, President, BVCAG The Brunswick Valley Cancer Action Group (BVCAG) recently held a raffle, a couple of bucket shakes and...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: The End of an Era

As the Entertainment Editor I have interviewed some very interesting people. Like the multi-orgasmic man; a Dutch orgasm coach living in a yurt, and Tim (Pricasso) who paints with his penis. I have also interviewed musicians. Probably not quite as interesting as the aforementioned group, but whose stories and chats have formed a wonderful part of my week over the last two decades. I have had the privilege of talking to some of my heroes.

Grow yourself on a farm tour

S Haslam  The most memorable experiences, those that enrich our lives and take us in new directions, are often hands-on...

Police withdraw charge against protester 

The police case against a Byron local arrested at a ‘My body, my choice’ protest has been dropped, according to rally organiser Dean Jefferys.

Loft: top of the town

  S Haslam Winter doesn’t have to mean hibernation! Shake off those winter woolies and enjoy the best of town again.  Loft...

You Can Close Your Eyes

There is a beautiful James Taylor song (‘You Can Close Your Eyes’) that commences with the words; Oh, the sun is surely sinking down, But the moon is slowly rising. 

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NSW coal mine approval coincides with IPCC announcement

State government department recommends that a new thermal coal mine should proceed on the very same day that the IPCC warned the world needed to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees.

New gas fields won’t cut gas prices

ACCC report reveals that gas exporting companies are sucking up a lion’s share of Australian gas and continuing to charge Australian gas users through the nose.

Northern rivers ‘unprotected’ by new mining framework

Lock the Gate Alliance says the NSW Government’s Strategic Release Framework for coal and gas exploration, announced today, allows holders of ‘expunged petroleum titles’ to reapply for areas where licences have been bought back or cancelled, including in the northern rivers.

Tweed woman locks onto truck at Pilliga CSG plant

A 52-year-old woman from Tweed Heads has locked herself under a worker’s truck at the Santos Leewood CSG wastewater treatment facility near Narrabri in the Pilliga forest, holding up work for the day.

Tony Windsor joins anti-Shenhua mine campaign

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVzzgl_Yldk Former independent member for New England Tony Windsor has joined farmers from the Liverpool Plains in a media campaign launched today that puts the...

MPs urged to buy out all CSG licences in northern rivers

A group of northern rivers anti-CSG campaigners will meet with state MPs in Sydney next week to urge the NSW government to 'finish the job' and buy-out all remaining gas licences in the region.

Battle of Gloucester comes to northern rivers

Farmers and residents from Gloucester on the mid north coast, under siege from coal-seam gas (CSG) exploration, will be joined by campaigners from Lock the Gate and GetUp! in Lismore and Mullumbimby tomorrow and Saturday to update northern rivers locals on the ongoing fight against the controversial industry.

The gentle folk of Bentley reunited

Celebrating the day that Metgasco and a huge cohort of police was sent packing, the folk of Bentley and their supporters gathered at the Bentley Hall on Saturday for songs, dance, speeches of warning and hope.

Campaign to ditch CSG-supporting energy companies

Northern Rivers residents are being urged to ditch energy retailers that support the coal seam gas industry.

CSG action call after NSW poll

Anti-CSG groups have rejected claims gas mining was not a key issue in the NSW election and are demanding action from premier Mike Baird.

Vaccinations

Vyvyan Stott, Mullumbumby The government doctors have announced that vaccinations are compulsory for nurses . Yet our constitution states parliament may make laws regarding health, but...

Bad news

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I’ve taken umbrage with the expression, ‘fake news,’ – proud of our Echo – but the article on page 5,...

Tender to build rail trail from M’bah to Crabbes Creek awarded

The debate over the tender for the building of the rail trail between Murwillumbh and Crabbes Creek was ultimately held behind closed doors, Mayor...

Massive multi-dwelling Paterson Street DA before Planning Panel

The Northern Regional Planning Panel (NRPP), an unelected consent authority that overrides Council decision making, will be considering a 14 townhouse DA for Paterson...