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March 9, 2021

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Sowing the seed for a connected, local food chain

Lisa Machin If you’ve ever been to the New Brighton or Mullum Farmers Markets you’d be forgiven if you thought...

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Democracy

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

Government modelling fails to reflect women’s interrupted careers

New research to be released this week analyses two decades of Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey to estimate the actual labour force experience of women over their life and accounts for working when super is not paid.

A Lego load of fun on the Gold Coast

A place for water dragons to thrive was the theme of a construction competition at Southern Cross University (SCU) yesterday. The tricky part was making the build with Lego.

Children approached by stranger in Murwillumbah

Police say a Queensland man has been charged following two alleged child approaches in Murwillumbah today.

Brunswick Heads marina berths to increase

Questions remain unanswered around a press release from Nationals MLC Ben Franklin’s office regarding a $2.8 million upgrade to...

M1 closed both directions at Yelgun

Traffic is currently at a standstill between Ocean Shores and Crabbes Creek on the M1 Pacific Highway following a truck crash at around 7am this morning.

Surf’s not up

Shame Byron Bay, shame

The only places we pay for parking in Brisbane is in the inner city, in high density areas, and now one shopping centre (over 3 hours).

Broken Head used to be a favourite surf spot, not any more.

I just travelled the length of the NSW coast and you are the only town I saw which charges for surfing.

So very un-cool

Colin Tree, Brisbane

Editor’s note: Point of clarification, Colin. It is the National Parks and Wildlife Service that is responsible for these changes, not Byron Shire Council. National Parks charges for access to a number of beach carparks in the region, including Grays Lane, Tyagarah, which has been pay-parking for many years.


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