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Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some...

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Stop motion animators needed

Northern Rivers Community Gallery in Ballina is seeking expressions of interest from suitably experienced digital animators with demonstrated experience...

Bringing down the heat in our ‘hood

How well we survive the future depends on our vision for our towns and suburbs – and on how we bring that vision about.

Constitutional referendum/poll for LG elections for Byron Shire?

Is the wards fight back again? Byron Shire Council staff have advised, in the upcoming agenda, that ‘Council may conduct a Constitutional referendum or poll in conjunction with the Local Government Election, to be held in September 2021’.

A closer look at Byron Council’s fossil fuel investments

Is Byron Council putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to reducing carbon emissions?

Man rescued from Upper Wilsons Creek causeway

At about 10pm last Friday a man from Mullumbimby was driving his his car along Upper Wilsons Creek Road and was swept into the creek.

Family Court scrapped

Despite overwhelming opposition from Australia’s family law specialists and advocates, the federal Liberal-Nationals government and cross benchers scrapped the Family Law Court and subsumed it into the circuit courts last week.

Stories about "US presidential race":

US voting rights

B Hinchcliffe, Mullumbimby. Voting eligibility in Florida for USA elections: a. Have never been convicted of a felony (unless your civil rights have been restored). b. Have never...

US refugees expected

Ron Bay, Suffolk Park.  I wonder if our brave politicians have started developing a strategy on how to deal with an influx of refugees from the...

Blocking Trump could trigger an American nightmare

One of the few myths that most Americans believe is that they are not a class-based society, but it is a myth. What’s happened in this election, so far, is that two old white guys – Sanders and Trump – set out to win their parties’ nomination with the same strategy.

Terrorists, elections, and bloviators

Veteran Australian journalist and political commentator Phillip Frazer shares his unique perspective on terrorism abroad and the upcoming Australian and US elections.

Trumpmania: Has America gone mad?

Nope – it was already mad. Americans are angry mad at the fact that the government – and the corporates who run it – have their sticky fingers in everything their citizens do and everything they think, and all they get is another day older and deeper in debt.

Return of the Jedi?

Michael Balson - Upper Wilson’s Creek. The world has for decades been in the grip of THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK stage of STAR WARS and is desperately needing the RETURN OF THE JEDI to restore peace and sanity to the Empire.

‘The Great Reset’

Gary Opit, Wooyung I appreciated the letter by Lucas Wright (17 February) on the Great Reset conspiracy fantasy. With our privileged, western, simplistic understanding of...

Letting go

Mary McMorrow, Mullumbimby I respect the parents forgiving the drunk driver who killed their four children (one a cousin) as their way of dealing with...

Ministers misbehave

Keith Duncan, Pimlico Accusations of appalling behaviour by the Liberal Party in covering up misdeeds within its ranks just keep on keeping on. The last...

Transparency needed

Janelle Saffin MP, State Member for Lismore. I read with interest Mia Armitage’s front page article in last week’s Echo ‘Electorates miss out on bushfire...