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Storylines – An escape from reality

I am a teacher. I teach at University Canberra, on Ngunnawal country, in ACT. This university went into ‘Lockdown’ about...

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James McKenzie runs for Tweed Shire Council

James McKenzie is running as an ungrouped candidate running in the upcoming Tweed Council election and is from Eungella.

Calming Curry

Live music has been in short supply for a while, and like many other things you may not have...

Biodiversity, not dogs

Alison Drover’s comment is a welcome reminder of what Byron Shire, at our core, is representing – biodiversity. How do...

Outgoing Ballina independent speaks out against Dunoon Dam campaign

Outgoing independent Cr Sharon Parry has seldom contacted The Echo during her time on the council but says she felt honour bound this week.

Personal responsibility?

Every month I, and many like me, make a worrying trip to pathology to have my blood tested. I...

Community carers and responders program launched

Following the recent second anniversary of the bushfires that hit our region, Resilient Byron say they are proud to...

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Turnbull Government secures savage cutbacks to Australia’s marine sanctuaries

The Turnbull government have halved the protection that was provided to Australia’s original network of marine parks set up in 2012

Thus Spake Mungo: Is Bill Shorten the new Bill Hayden?

At last the fateful day is looming – the interminable campaign for the five by elections no-one wanted (except, of course, the media) is finally coming to a climax. Or, in the case of at least two of them, an anti-climax.

Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: Sunday bloody Sunday

Last week the Fair Work Commission ruled that Sunday and public-holiday penalty rates will be reduced for full-time and part-time workers in hospitality, retail and the fast-food industry. Well it’s about time! We already know these people are what have been dragging our country down.

Malcolm Turnbull was right: Direct Action is a waste of money

As a member of the Opposition not burdened by harsh political realities, Malcolm Turnbull was free to say what he really thought: that Direct Action was reckless, a fig leaf for climate action, and a waste of money. He was right.

Unions cleaner than developers

Bruce Apps, Townsend. On the ABC breakfast show this morning (Tuesday) we had prime minister Malcolm Turnbull and his minister Michaelia Cash giving the unions a serve and running them down to the lowest – I am afraid that he is on the wrong tangent.

Lismore Council elections

I’m somewhat bemused by the candidates for the Lismore Council election. One ticket has 14 candidates, when there are only 10 councillors and a...

Evidence-based claims on Dunoon Dam

Why is it that all I hear from the pro-dammers is: ‘Save Our Dam’, ‘Build the dam’ or some similar three-word slogan? I have...

Personal responsibility?

Every month I, and many like me, make a worrying trip to pathology to have my blood tested. I am one of the many...

Taking the tourism tiger by the tail

Tourism is a key economic driver of the Byron Shire and despite the impacts of the pandemic on the industry it represents 25 per...