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Bruns North Arm

Jillian Spring, BillinudgelRegarding your article ‘A positive change to bring back the Bruns’, (Echo, 14 July). Since 2013/14 submissions to Council,...

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: A vulnerable freedom

To live in a caring community might sometimes come at the cost of small individual liberties – like wearing a mask in the post office for ten minutes while you complete your transaction.

A day of ‘thank you’

Alison Drover, Broken Head How about a day of ‘thank you’ to our health workers and ‘sorry’ from our prime minister...

Local government elections postponed – again

NSW local government elections are postponed again due to the pandemic.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning July 28, 2021

It's amazing what you can still go and see and do. Check it out!

Knife-wielding criminal on the loose in Byron Bay

A terrifying media release is still on the loose in Byron Bay after escaping from the computers of Council candidates Rhett Holt and Cr Alan Hunter.  'It is a frightful to wake up at three in the morning to a man blood dripping with a backpack full of knives using your shower,' the [sic] release said...

Cartoon of the week – 28 July, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

Stories about "micro-parties":

Greens not-so cynical

Ian Cohen, Broken Head. Whilst I acknowledge the positive contribution of Fast Buck$’ cynicism on behalf of the community over the years ‘Green Cynicism’ (Echo 30/3) prompts me to provide another perspective.

HEMP Party condemns alliance over micro parties


The northern-rivers-based Help End Marijuana Prohibition (HEMP) Party has slammed the proposed deal between the Turnbull government and the Greens Party.

What’s so dodgy about micro-parties?

Paul Recher, Dorroughby Aidan Rickett's recently wrote that 'Senate voting is a dodgy lottery'. It was a classic case of the kettle calling the pot black.

History repeats

Peter Olson, Goonengerry History shows that when the media and the politicians turn against the people, eventually there is a backlash. It seems hard to imagine The...

Byron beach erosion

Ann Tiernan, Suffolk Park I strongly disagree with Council’s position stated in last week’s Echo that ‘The sand (at Clarkes Beach) will come back, but it...

A day of ‘thank you’

Alison Drover, Broken Head How about a day of ‘thank you’ to our health workers and ‘sorry’ from our prime minister and ‘please’ from the community? Instead...

Nolan’s Soapbox

Duncan Shipley-Smith, Byron Bay The sinister suggestion by Nolan in last week’s Echo conflating anti-vaccination supporters with extreme right-wing ideology (XRW) demands a response. This is...