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Vaccinations

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

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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.

Will Multiple Occupancies rise again in Byron?

Could Multiple Occupancy housing developments be reintroduced in the Byron Shire as a way of addressing the growing housing crisis?

Byron triathletes maintain impressive form to take second spot

The Byron Bay ‘Breakers’ Triathlon Club finished their season with an impressive and highly respectable second in the Forager North Coast Interclub Series.

Some insights from Malcolm Turnbull

From the deceptive and underhanded conduct of our current Prime Minister ScMo, to the destructive impact of Tony Abbott and the far right of the Australian political and media scene, A Bigger Picture, by Malcolm Turnbull, provides an interesting insight into how he perceives the Australian political landscape.

Murwillumbah mega-school – consultation done says Minister’s office

The challenge to the NSW Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell that she had sprung the Murwillumbah mega-school on the community with no consultation and needed to seek further genuine consultation with the Murwillumbah community has been rebuffed.

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.

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Labor challenges Nationals on One Nation preferences

Labor candidate Asren Pugh has issued a direct challenge to Ballina Nationals’ candidate and Parliamentary Secretary for Renewable Energy Ben Franklin to rule out doing a preference deal with One Nation in the forthcoming state election.

Thus Spake Mungo: Burston out of One Nation

Like the leaves of a diseased and dying tree, the One Nation senators continue to fall. Two of them, Malcolm Roberts and Rod Culleton, were promptly rubbed out by the High Court.

Ex-Byron Shire Cr Diane Woods reappears in Qld

Gary Opit, Yelgun. Dear Letters Editor, For those wondering what happened to ex-Byron Shire Councillor Diane Woods, I found a letter from her in the Gold Coast Sun,...

Why Trump and Brexit won’t kill globalisation

With Trump’s electoral victory, as well as the Brexit vote, many of the assumptions underlying the future of globalisation have been put into question. This indicates large components of the voting population want trade relations severed, borders enforced, and refugees more tightly screened.

Thus Spake Mungo: Supping with the devil

It was announced this week that the Australian model of representative democratic government was officially dead. The news of its demise was provided by the (hopefully soon to be ex-) premier of Western Australia, Colin Barnett.

Malcolm wipes smile off Barnaby’s face

Bruce Apps, Townsend, NSW.  It is now four days after the attack by the prime minister upon opposition leader Bill Shorten in Question Time and...

One Nation denies Ku Klux Klan link

Former Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, David Duke, is alleged to have written a personal dedication to One Nation’s Pauline Hanson in a copy of his autobiography My Awakening. An Echonetdaily reader recently found the handwritten note in a copy of the book in a second hand bookshop in Ballina.

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...

Backsliders coming to Lennox

Australian music legends the Backsliders are coming to Lennox Head for the first time, to play at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Saturday 26 June 2021.