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Brunswick 30 has been delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour

Following successful sea trials at Yamba the Brunswick 30 was delivered to Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour on Wednesday, May 15. 

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Rally in Byron against Gaza war

Locals are being called to join in a rally at Byron Bay this Saturday at 2pm calling on the Australian government to take action against the deaths of Palestinians in the invasion of Gaza by Israel. 

Protect the beach and coast

The last time my late father visited Byron Bay, I saw a tear roll down his cheek as he...

2022 flood data

The fact that the ‘2022 flood data will not be incorporated’ is appalling, incompetent! As a professional engineer  (PE) who...

Feudalism alive

The increasingly restrictive parking at New Brighton shows feudalism is alive and well. It is understandable – wanting to protect...

Cartoon of the week – 15 May, 2024

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast. So don’t be a passive reader, send us your epistles.

Can artificial intelligence be used for beach safety?

Is it time for a new approach to beach safety that utilises AI technology to tell locals and visitors where it’s safe to swim?

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Planet Watch – Roadblocks to renewables

The Australian political response to the COVID-19 pandemic has proved that governments can act quickly if conditions demand it, even if that means overturning longstanding ideological obstacles.

Australia will benefit economically from acting on climate

In the midst of the climate election there’s been an elephant in the room that all seem to have failed to see – the economic benefits of Australia proactively responding to the climate challenge.

Labor seeks to thrust renewable energy onto centre stage

Sophie Vorrath, RenewEconomy Federal Labor has finally put some meat on the bones of its proposed renewable energy target, with the release of some policy...

Labor picks a winner with 50-per-cent renewable energy target

It seems that the Labor Party has finally had enough of joining with the Coalition in the policies of the lowest common denominator, at least in respect to renewable energy. Labor leader Bill Shorten has finally found a major issue to make a point of difference with Tony Abbott.

Sustainable future ignored by both major parties

Trish Mann, Burringbar. Last week's Echonetdadly featured federal Labor MP Justine Elliot answering some questions about the latest legislation passed in Parliament.

Native forest logging for fuel is not clean energy

Peg Putt, CEO, Markets For Change. Energy retailers and consumers must beware of electricity produced from the logging of Australia’s native forests after the Australian Parliament approved inclusion of native forest biomass into the nation’s Renewable Energy Target (RET).

Call for state-based renewable energy scheme

Greens NSW MP John Kaye is calling for a state-based clean energy scheme to secure a strong future for the industry following what he described as a 'shameful deal' between Federal Labor and the Abbott government to slash the Renewable Energy Target.

Renewable energy deal to cost north coast jobs

Labor has come under attack for stitching up a deal with the Coalition government to reduce the Renewable Energy Target. The Greens say the deal will mean fewer jobs and less clean energy on the north coast.

Labor’s deal with Abbott to hurt renewable energy on north coast


Dawn Walker, The Greens. The Abbott-Labor deal to reduce the Renewable Energy Target from 41,000 to 33,000 gigawatt hours per annum by 2020 will mean fewer jobs and less clean energy on the north coast.

Big coal wins again as policy bastardry continues

Coalition and Labor agree on a big cut to renewables target, but they have not put an end to the policy bastardry that has marred the last 18 months. Big coal, as usual, is the biggest winner.

Editorial – Just another unjust moment in history

Justice has been served and it’s a shit sandwich: whistleblower David McBride is now the first person to be sentenced to jail in Australia for reporting war crimes.

What do young people want and what do they think needs to change?

The ‘Your Voice, Our Future’ survey has been launched and is asking young people to put forward their views on what is important to them. 

Conciliation meeting over Broadwater floodplain development terminated

Richmond Valley Council refused a development application for a 60-lot residential development on flood-prone land on Rileys Hill Road, Broadwater, close to the Richmond River in October 2023. 

Pickleball takes Alstonville by storm as new courts open

Alstonville now boasts tournament-standard pickleball courts that opened to an enthusiastic crowd and players last Saturday despite the rain.