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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 19 October, 2021

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STP inches closer

Paul Bibby’s article ‘Ocean Shores STP (OS STP) inches closer to closure’ (6 October) raises some questions with me...

Chainsaw accident Ewingsdale

A 44-year-old arborist suffered a serious lower leg injury following a chainsaw accident at a Ewingsdale property yesterday.

Bio-energy vs biodiversity

I thank The Echo for so clearly informing the readers of the ongoing concerns of Byron Bird Buddies and...

NSW Legislative Council expresses concerns over push to burn native forests for power

The NSW Legislative Council unanimously passed a motion expressing its concerns over the growing push by industry to burn NSW native forests for electricity and hydrogen production.

A prisoner of hope – healing possible as Country returned

In a recent conversation, with a dear friend, Gumilaroi educator Professor Bob Morgan, my spirit was lifted when he told me that after 50+ years of struggling for justice and equity for First Nations’ people in Australia and overseas that he remains ‘a prisoner of hope’ despite the glacial speed of progress and change.

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Kingscliff’s Lot 490 handed to Aboriginal Land Council

The future of Kingscliff's controversial Lot 490 is now in the hands of the Tweed-Byron Aboriginal Land Council. The title deeds to the land were handed over Aboriginal elders at a ceremony last week by NSW Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Leslie Williams and Tweed MP Geoff Provest.

Aboriginal land claim granted over Kingscliff’s Lot 490

An Aboriginal land claim has been granted over the beachfront crown reserve at Kingscliff known as Lot 490, putting an end to a longtime community campaign for the land to be kept as public open space for passive recreation.

‘The appetite for development still lingers’

Ron Cooper, Kingscliff. Jan Barham, Lindy Smith, let’s get one thing straight. I know of no person and no group opposing the Lot 490 Aboriginal Land Claim. It is the State Government that seems to have come up with a scheme to block it.

Kingscliff reserve looms as election issue

State election campaigning for the seat of Tweed has ramped up, with the government’s controversial plan to sell off the crown reserve at Kingscliff known as Lot 490 under renewed attack.

Kingscliff reserve ‘belongs to the people’

Ron Cooper, Kingscliff. New premier Mike Baird says he wants to rid his 'great party' of corruption. His 'great party' in coalition with the Nationals was the subject of the very first ICAC investigation.

COVID-19 update: 5 new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District, Acting Chief Executive, Lynne Weir, says there were five new cases of COVID-19 reported for the District to 8pm last night, 21 October.

NSW Education responds to Teachers Federation over Murwillumbah Education Campus staff cuts

The NSW Education Department has responded to the NSW Teachers Federation's accusation that Education Minister Sarah Mitchell has only just revealed the extent of staff cuts at the mega school.

The Rebels and the Wraiths visit Nationals: ‘We are facing a planetary crisis’

As part of a fortnight of climate actions and protests with the Extinction Rebellion, over 30 activists visited MP Kevin Hogan’s office in Lismore yesterday pushing ghostly empty white prams.

NSW Legislative Council expresses concerns over push to burn native forests for power

The NSW Legislative Council unanimously passed a motion expressing its concerns over the growing push by industry to burn NSW native forests for electricity and hydrogen production.