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While Hamas exists, Palestine will never be free

In response to David Heilpern’s article regarding antisemitism and Israel, (Echo, July 3) it is probably generally agreed that...

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Lismore: 85-house land release announced; ROR say bought-back houses should provide accommodation

Meeting the immediate, mid-term and long-term needs of residents of Lismore following the 2022 floods has proven a challenge for the NSW government. Reclaiming our Recovery have welcomed news that houses bought back by the NSW Reconstruction Authority may now be used for housing.

Lavertys Gap history

The Lavertys Gap hydro power station was installed in 1919. In 1939, during the Great Depression, people had no...

NSW Drug Summit announced – finally

The NSW Labor government has finally delivered on their election promise to hold a NSW Drug Summit that will take place this year. 

A self-hating Jew

A self-hating Jew means ‘antisemite’. David Heilpern’s 3 July article was underpinned with lies, and hateful sentiments toward one...

Renewables/Wallum

Edward Kent’s letter, Wallum (June 26), tried to diminish the importance of the Save Wallum campaign to mere ‘piffle’,...

Visual pollution

I live rurally, not far from Mullumbimby, and I remember the time before a rural garbage service existed. It required...

Stories about "planned retreat":

Planned retreat defendable, say Byron council staff

A Byron Shire Council staff presentation to last year’s NSW coastal conference has put forward a supporting argument for planned retreat at Belongil, claiming that it is a legitimate position that the council can defended in court.

Byron’s gang of five determined to scuttle Belongil beach

Jenny Coman, Bangalow. In its 1988 LEP, Byron Shire Council adopted a policy of 'planned retreat' for development along the coastline, Belongil being seen as particularly vulnerable.

Consultation not needed on rock walls

Sol Ibrahim, Byron Shire Councillor. To say that there has been no public consultation on the matter of rock walls at Belongil ignores the fact that this issue has been a matter of great public interest and debate for more than 12 years.

Undermining more than sand

Sol Ibrahim, Byron Shire councillor The issue of our beachfront is far too important for inaccuracies and half truths. Firstly, planned retreat is not a...

A self-hating Jew

A self-hating Jew means ‘antisemite’. David Heilpern’s 3 July article was underpinned with lies, and hateful sentiments toward one group of Australians: the Jewish...

Losing town water access

I grew up and live in Mullumbimby, and I know locals have a strong opinion about the Byron Shire Council. I had always given...

Lavertys Gap history

The Lavertys Gap hydro power station was installed in 1919. In 1939, during the Great Depression, people had no money, and Council decided to...

Electricity lines clipped and lines come down in Lismore

Police have confirmed that a truck clipped powerlines today on Dawson Street, Lismore.