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Police appeal for help to find missing teenagers

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate the boy and a girl who were last seen in Alstonville on Monday.

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Midnight Oil to help reignite Bluesfest’s fire

Just seven weeks after Byron Bluesfest was cancelled at the eleventh hour owing to a COVID scare, the event has bounced back with a new line-up featuring some of Australia’s most revered musical talent.

Alcohol consumption up

The data, from Roy Morgan’s Alcohol Consumption Report, showed that there were significant increases for wine and spirits (up...

Brook-coin

Sapoty Brook, Wilsons Creek I am releasing my currency called Igits. Initially, Igits will be worth nothing, and from then...

Development of the Belongil Spit

Jo Faith, Newtown I was gobsmacked when I read that the ‘Greens’ mayor’s parting gift was to aid privatisation of land...

How to exercise more voting rights in council elections

Being a property owner in NSW isn’t just a financial advantage, it also means you have more rights to vote than non-property owners.

Greens MP calls for greater workplace safety in government

Mia Armitage Greens Member for Ballina Tamara Smith has joined calls for improved workplace safety in government after accusations against...

Stories about "Palestine":

Activists petition fed govt over persecuting whistleblowers

Byron Bay saw a protest from the Palestine Liberation Centre who posted a petition to federal Attorney-General Christian Porter calling on him to drop charges against barrister Bernard Collaery and his client, Witness K.

A small protest on Little Wategos

Recently a small group from the Byron Friends of Palestine trekked across the sand to Little Wategos beach to send a message to passers-by.

Rogue-state Israel continues its ‘murder’

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre, Byron Bay. Israel swapped the blood of the paschal lamb this Passover for the blood of Palestinians but there was no staying of the Angel of Death.

Israel’s brutality of Palestinian children continues unabated

Israel is the only country in the world which arraigns kids before military courts denying them family access and legal representation.

Fact: Israel is an apartheid regime

Dr Vacy Vlazna, coordinator, Justice for Palestine Matters. What is in reality loaded and inflammatory for Abramovich, chairman of the Whitewashing War Crimes Commission, are facts.

Israel not an apartheid state

Dr Dvir Abramovich, Chairman, Anti-Defamation Commission.  We write in response to the article “Palestine friends to target north coast MPs, ABC offices” that appeared in...

Palestine friends to target north coast MPs, ABC offices

Byron shire’s supporters of Palestine are ramping up their protest against 'apartheid Israel' with planned actions against federal MPs on the north coast in coming weeks.

Turnbull sucks up to apartheid Israel, bans Palestinian visit

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre, Byron Bay. Ahed Tamimi is a 16 year old Palestinian girl from Nabi Saleh, a small village in the West Bank which doggedly resists Israel's theft of their lands and water. Recently, when the soldiers invaded the Tamimi backyard and shot her cousin Mohammed in the head with a rubber bullet at point blank range, Ahed slapped their faces.

Israel’s inhumanity against Palestinians shockingly shameful

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre, Byron Bay. Israel has managed to transcend even its own levels of inhumanity when an Israeli sniper shot double amputee Ibrahim Abu Thuraya through the head on December 15.

Apologists for apartheid Israel unmasked

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre, Byron Bay. Thank you Donald Trump for having the brazen effrontery and stupidity to reveal the American Emperor in all his naked glory.

Corruption-riddled

Keith Duncan, Pimlico Thank God this corruption-riddled Berejiklian/Barilaro government does not have a majority in the NSW upper house. Environmentalists in NSW have just breathed...

Man jailed over South Golden Beach dog shooting

A local builder who shot his neighbour’s dog with a bow and arrow in South Golden Beach has been jailed after unsuccessfully appealing his conviction in the District Court.

Greens MP calls for greater workplace safety in government

Mia Armitage Greens Member for Ballina Tamara Smith has joined calls for improved workplace safety in government after accusations against a Byron Shire resident of...

Angsts, hopes and visions

Jo Faith, Newtown I love The Echo and all of the folk that passionately contribute their angsts, hopes and visions. How do The (struggling) Echo...