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Why have NSW Labor failed to hold their promised drug summit?

On budget eve the banner ‘Premier, you promised. Drug Summit Now’ was dropped cross from NSW Parliament calling on NSW Labor to set a date for the long awaited NSW Drug Summit.

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Affordable housing

I’m wondering how long before the temporary emergency disaster relief housing project on Prince Street, Mullumbimby becomes permanent, or...

No care at Shaws Bay

Mullet harvesting is here again and the fishermen have to access Gawandii Beach at Shaws Bay. Again, they have...

Ongoing roadworks

In response to Scott Wilson (Echo 29 May) questioning Byron Council’s spending on roads and infrastructure, the truth is...

Call for immediate ban on logging in the proposed Great Koala National Park 

There will be no more koalas in the wild in NSW by 2050 if we don’t take action to preserve their habitat, according to a NSW state parliamentary inquiry in 2020, but the Nature Conservation Council say NSW Labor still isn’t doing enough.

Laura Tingle

To the Most Honourable Professor of Good Sense, David Lowe, I’ve just read your opinion in our beloved Byron...

Byron council staff rescue injured seabird

Byron Shire Council staff say two rangers carrying out beach patrols helped rescue an injured seabird last week.

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Last chance for Julian Assange?

This week the Australian journalist Julian Assange will find out whether he will be extradited from the United Kingdom to the USA, where he faces 175 years in solitary confinement for his role in revealing the truth about war crimes and the inner workings of empire, or conducting 'espionage', as America calls it.

Editorial: Ban that smut!

The banning of books is not all that uncommon – it’s done for political, legal, religious or ‘moral’ censorship reasons.

Greens Councillor Dr Nola Firth is running for council again

Dr Nola Firth has announced that she is again running for Tweed Shire Council in the upcoming 14 September elections.  During her last term Cr...

16-year-old Mullum boy summits Imja Tse

Back in 2017, nine-year-old local boy, Finn Marshall-Rosato, became the youngest Australian to trek to Everest Base Camp, unaided and carrying all his own gear. 

Labor announces its councillor ticket

Labor councillor, Asren Pugh, and South Golden Beach local, Janet Swain will head the Byron Shire Labor team to contest the Byron Shire Council elections on September 14.

Volunteer groups get funding

Fourteen projects led by volunteer groups have been awarded $300,000 through the Community Building Partnership Program, says local Greens MP, Tamara Smith.