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Byron Shire
March 23, 2023


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Nationals and Labor didn’t sign Clarence anti-mining pledge

The Clarence Catchment Alliance (CCA) have been seeking the support of all candidates running for the seat of Clarence...

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Nicola Levi supports a ban on mining in the Clarence

Independent Nicola Levi supports banning mining in The Clarance catchment and does not support a thermal waste incinerator at...

Over $61 million to fix flood damaged roads in Tweed

As the flood 2022 bills come rolling in for Tweed Shire Council (TSC) it has become apparent that almost half of the $125 million total repair bill will be spent on repairing landslides that have impacted access routes. 

Interview with Southern Avenue’s Tierinii Jackson

Abounding with musical creativity, confident songcraft, and deeply felt emotion, Southern Avenue marries soul power and jam band liberation with gospel, blues and righteous R&B to craft their own timeless brand of American music. Seven spoke to Southern Avenue’s Tierinii Jackson last week, in late winter Memphis, Tennessee…

Lismore candidate Ross Honniball

With just a few days until we head to the polls, The Echo asked the candidates for the seat of Lismore one last bunch of questions.

Appeal to locate woman missing from Tweed Heads

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a woman, Kara Symington, missing from Tweed Heads since Tuesday.

Man dies in custody in Casino

A critical incident investigation is underway following the death of a man in Casino today.

A Wellbeing well-wisher

Your interviewer is a sweet person with potential, but when she ends up her story on the Starlight Festival by saying she’s from Melbourne and it’s not the sort of thing you’d see on your average street corner, she’s quite wrong. I’d say there is a new age event in a local town hall twice a month.

They’re not as good as Raym’s event – as he is an expert at putting these shows on and gathering a diverse group of healers, etc – but they really are everywhere. This girl has decided that, because they are not in her experience, then they are not there – quite untrue.

She probably does not know of our magazine either, albeit we’ve been in publication for 22.5 years now.

Elizabeth Jewell Stephens Editor

LivingNow magazine 

Editors note: In case readers missed it last the week, follow this link to view Nicole and Sharon Shostak’s coverage of the Expo.

Politics bad for mental health

The Gillard government has openly espoused that their last announced budget will hold great improvements for mental health care in Australia.  This declaration is a deception.

The truth is that from 1 November 2011 the number of Medicare-rebated psychology sessions (Better Access initiative) that an individual can access has now been slashed from 18 sessions per calendar year to 10 sessions per calendar year.  This leaves the most vulnerable people in Australia with very limited mental health care.

There is no doubt that increased suicide rates, risky behaviours and a rise in unemployment will be the product of such an irresponsible decision. This is a cost-cutting measure that is nothing short of callous and it constitutes a complete ruination of mental health services to the Australian people.

Andrea Haddock, Psychologist, Murwillumbah

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