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Mud benda rant

Regarding last week’s Splendour Festival and all the ‘haters’ out there. I took along a few seriously fun-deprived teenage...

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No letup in the struggle for climate justice

The 43 per cent emissions target passed last week in the House of Representatives lacks the ambition needed to radically diminish Australia’s contribution to global warming. It’s too little, too late.

The CWA turns 100 – There will be scones!

Within 24 hours of its establishment on April 20, 1922, Country Women’s Association (CWA) members began lobbying relevant government ministers for better services for women and children, and that has been their mission ever since.  

Comment: Time for another Police Royal Commission? 

It might be time for another investigation into the NSW Police Force, but this time, the police conduct under the microscope would be alleged overreach in the application of certain powers.

Nimblefoot launches tonight in Byron 

Acclaimed Bangalow author Robert Drewe, who will be featuring at Byron Writers Festival, is having his latest book Nimblefoot launched by Kerry O’Brien at The Book Room at Byron at 6pm tonight. 

Potholes

Who’s with me in launching a class action against Byron and Lismore councils for compensation for us hapless ratepayers...

Council acknowledges desire for house relocations, buybacks and land swaps

Last night Lismore Council looked at House Relocations, Land swaps and Buy Backs when Councillor Adam Guise’s moved a motion that “Council acknowledges flood impacted ratepayers' desire for house relocations, buybacks and land swaps."

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Eco Village proposal back on council agenda

An eco-village proposal near the Brunswick Heads highway interchange at Saddle Road is back on the table after councillors voted last Thursday to include it within the Rural Land Use Strategy.

Saddle Road suburb knocked back

Plans to create a new suburb of upwards of 450 dwellings – including an affordable-housing component – on the ridge between Brunswick Heads and Mullumbimby were rejected by Council before its assessment was completed.

Saddle Road retirement village mooted 

Hans Lovejoy While ‘absolutely opposed’ to rezoning Saddle Road to village or residential, Saddle Road resident Matthew ‘Cleva’ O’Reilly has lodged his own expression of...

Saddle Road eco-village plan and community

Rosie Whelan, Friends of The Saddle Road. Local group Friends of The Saddle Road was surprised to read about Kelvin Daly's 'ambitious plan' (New eco-village model unveiled) in last week's Echonetdaily and looks forward to learning more when the website goes up.

Autocracy or democracy for Byron Shire?

The New Yorker Magazine recently wrote a quote from Mr Rupert Murdoch ‘The truth is authoritarian governments do work!’ Hold that thought. It has been...

Criminalising protest

In another Sstate government descent into criminalising protest, to protect their own government’s sabotage of a liveable planet, last Thursday new laws were passed...

Mullum pods

First, Hans Lovejoy’s article ‘emergency wedged’ was educational, factual and provided valuable information to the community. Michele Grant’s letter (27 July) was emotive overgeneralisations...

Flood residents get $650 from Lismore Council

Lismore City Mayor Steve Krieg today announced that 1,558 residents will receive a grant of $650 from the Lismore Flood Appeal.