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New Greens team

Matthew O’Reilly President of CABS and a proud member of the NEW Byron Greens team It seems that some readers have...

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Senior players triumph at Cherry Street Croquet Club

The experience combination of Joan Campbell (92 years young) and Elaine Astley (89) were able to beat the field and collect a win in the Cherry Streety Twilight Golf Croquet Plate Competition held at Ballina.

Taxpayers paying through the nose for the destruction of Casino to Murwillumbah train line

Louise Doran, Ocean Shores  On 14 January, 2015 The Echo comment ‘Railroaded’ quoted Don Page’s (Nationals then MP for Ballina) 2004...

Ben Hamilton riding for kids with cancer

Ballina man Ben Hamilton is riding his bike 500km to help young kids with cancer.

Ballina Shire Council meeting wrap-up

The last Ballina meeting was another bruising encounter for some councillors, though there were several unanimous decisions too.

Magic mushrooms

David Gilet, Byron Bay As noted in David Heilpern’s article (24 February), with drugs, whether medicinal or recreational, dosage is a...

PM forced

Narelle Rendalls, Ballina With reference to the recent serious sexual assault allegations in Canberra, our Prime Minister has a lot to...

Stories about "Syrian refugees":

Byron resident tries ‘eating like a Syrian refugee’

Melissa Allen from South Golden Beach has just finished a week on a diet of rations that is designed to reflect, as closely as possible, those of a Syrian refugee in Jordan. Here's what she discovered.

Australia won’t close borders: Bishop

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says she does not agree with calls to close the nation's borders following the deadly Paris attacks.

North coast MP condemned over ‘xenophobic’ comments

North coast Nationals state MP Andrew Fraser has been roundly condemned after calling for Australia to close its borders after the passport of a Syrian refugee was found near the body of one of the Paris bombers.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Stop the Stopping

It’s enough, Mr Abbott. Please stop Stopping The Boats – we can’t take it. We are sick of this boring masochistic game you play...

Radical conservatives

Michael Balson, Upper Wilsons Creek. Just as the political terms ‘left’ and ‘right’ lost their currency, so have the names ‘conservative’ and ‘radical’. There may have been a time when conservative meant steady as she goes – business as usual. But times have changed.

Naming Ben Franklin

Cecily McGee, Mullumbimby It's very misleading for the Byron Shire Echo to repeatedly give Ben Franklin free media coverage,  as in the article about the Mullumbimby...

A little bit of COVID…

Mandy Nolan has stated in The Echo, ‘For 30 years I’ve fought to give a voice to the voiceless in our community, now I’m...

Democracy

Jo Faith, Newtown Thank you all at The Echo for upholding independent journalism. For readers and activists concerned about the demise of democracy, do take the...

Rape, the law, and naming the man responsible

David Heilpern tackles key questions relating to the allegation of rape by a cabinet minister.