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Hayo van der Woude, Myocum 2021 promises to be the greatest year yet for revelations of unethical behaviour and corruption in...

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Cartoon of the week – 16 June, 2021

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Gambian: ‘State budget must encourage uptake of electric vehicles’

The Nature Conservation Council has launched a campaign to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles in NSW, with a video and a petition.

Youth stage features at Byron Music Festival

Byron Youth Service says it is proud to be partnering with Byron Music to host the first ever Youth Stage event at the Byron Music Festival, to be held around the CBD and beachfront from June 18 to 20.

Vaccinations

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

Interview with Daniel Champagne

Daniel Champagne, exudes a natural ease on stage as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably stir the heart with grand romanticism. Daniel spoke to The Echo whilst travelling between Brisbane and Sydney – en route to a show in Auckland.

Catch Flock’s Brice Fundraiser: Cycle For Brighter Futures

Matt Brice cycled through India solo in 2014 under the name of Cycle for Brighter Futures (CFBF), raising funds...

Stories about "OLGR":

OLGR reveals Byron venue breaches

The Office of Liquor Gaming & Racing has finally detailed the nature of some 10 breaches by five licensed premises in Byron Bay on the October long weekend, although it has yet to name the venues.

Byron Bay Liquor Accord conditions ‘not breached’

Byron Bay Liquor Accord's Hannah Spalding says the licensing condition breaches detected at five venues during the October long weekend were not related to the voluntary conditions agreed to by the group's members.

Licensing blitz finds more breaches in Byron Bay venues

A swoop by the Office of Liquor Gaming and Racing (OLGR) on Byron Bay venues over the Labour Day long weekend found a number of breaches, prompting one campaigner to call for an end to self-regulation of the industry.

Byron Council to oppose Aldi liquor licence

A submission from Byron Shire Council will be made to the Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority objecting to the proposed liquor licence for the Aldi supermarket in Byron Bay.

AVN’s charitable status withdrawn

The charitable status of the Australian Vaccination-skeptics Network (formerly the Australian Vaccination Network – AVN) has been revoked following an investigation by the Office of Liquor, Gaming & Racing.

La Playa locked out but still operating

The operator of Byron Bay’s La Playa restaurant/lounge bar (now called Soho) is refusing to leave the premises after he was given an eviction notice for unpaid rent.

Mocktail madness hits Byron

A mocktail ‘fun-raiser’ will be a highlight of this coming weekend’s Cringe the Binge campaign in the Bay, with Byron mayor Simon Richardson shaking up a storm.

Another bottleshop application for Byron

A liquor bottleshop development application that was ultimately rejected by the Office of Gaming and Racing is again before Byron Shire Council.

Topless bar on hold

The Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority (ILGA) has put a brake on plans to open a topless bar in Byron Bay and the town's liquor accord has announced it will continue its new trial conditions into the summer.

Change liquor laws: Richardson

Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson has called on the state government to change the liquor licensing laws ahead of a parliamentary committee meeting being held in Byron Bay today.

Localisation fantasy

Boyd Kellner, Newrybar The world’s richest person, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has increased his wealth from $130 billion to $186 billion during the pandemic. USA...

Anatomy is destiny

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

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,...