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Byron Wildlife Hospital’s DA up for public comment

A development application for the mobile Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is now before the public.

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Lennox Rise development clears another hurdle

The massive new residential development planned west of Epiq in Lennox Head continued its progress towards becoming reality at the last Ballina Shire Council meeting.

Ballina Shire Council meeting wrap-up

The last Ballina meeting was another bruising encounter for some councillors, though there were several unanimous decisions too.

Monkey see

Daniel Brown, Byron Bay Back in my early youth growing up in Mt Eliza Victoria in the ‘90s I’d secretly...

Top of Mt Warning

Daniel O’Brien, Federal Letters about Mt Warning were interesting. Chris Gee defended National Parks and Wildlife for adopting the views of...

Action on Cumbalum Interchange at Ballina?

Following multiple community requests, Cr Phillip Meehan brought a motion to the last Ballina Council meeting calling for additional ramps to be built at the Cumbalum-Pacific Motorway interchange.

Magic mushrooms

David Gilet, Byron Bay As noted in David Heilpern’s article (24 February), with drugs, whether medicinal or recreational, dosage is a...

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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.

Tweed Council staff’s delegated powers debated

The question of what staff and councillors get to decide in relation to development applications was raised by Tweed Councillor Ron Cooper at the last Tweed Shire Council meeting.

Supporting independent news or making fat cats fatter?

The recent skirmish between Facebook and the government is hard to miss, even if you rely on Facebook for your news. But what does it all mean?

Koala groups lobby Tweed MP Geoff Provest for action

Local koala groups have been taking action to protect NSW koalas by meeting with Tweed State Member of Parliament, Geoff Provest seeking his support for action on koala protections and asking him not to support the koala killing legislation his government are putting forward.

Leadership lost

Paul Leitch, Ewingsdale Thanks to Hans Lovejoy for commenting on the proposed Ewingsdale Development (24 February). It is worthwhile noting that with the absence of clear...