19.7 C
Byron Shire
April 13, 2021

NSW Parliament resumes after winter break

Latest News

HuskeeSwap launches in Lennox

An exciting initiative to keep coffee cups out of landfill launched in Lennox Head yesterday. Ballina Shire Council is backing the HuskeeSwap program with free coffees at different cafes in Lennox this week, for coffeeholics keen to try a new solution to a growing problem.

Other News

Local photographer finalist in National Portrait Prize

Lismore-based photographer R J Poole is one of eighty finalists from over 3,000 entries in this year's Living Memory: National Photographic Portrait Prize.

Fundraiser for EB at the Beachy

At any given moment around 500,000 people, mostly children, live with Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) a group of rare medical conditions that result in easy blistering of the skin and mucous membranes. 

Bayside, The Corso

Annie Radermacher, Brunswick Heads A clear description of the proposed development as presented to the public was of 37 boarding...

Disguised junk mail

A Sinclair, Mullumbimby Does anyone know who is responsible for the thinly disguised bundles of junk mail that are now...

Women’s rights focus at Renew Fest

Two further headlining guests have been announced for Renew Fest, which describes itself as a ‘festival of full system...

Murwillumbah Arts Trail coming in May

The sixth Murwillumbah Arts Trail is all set for the weekend of 29-30 May 2021. From its beginnings in 2015, the arts trail has grown to be a major festival for the visual arts, as well as a vibrant community event.

Fighting corruption will be high on the agenda when NSW MPs return to Macquarie Street this week.

The state’s lower house will sit for the first time since June on Tuesday, days before the expected public release of former High Court judge Murray Gleeson’s ICAC review.

The anti-corruption body has been under a cloud since April, when the nation’s highest court delivered a damaging finding that the commission had acted outside its powers when it investigated top NSW prosecutor Margaret Cunneen SC over allegations relating to her behaviour as a private citizen.

That decision prompted Premier Mike Baird to move a wide-ranging review of the ICAC’s powers, led by Mr Gleeson, who was due to report back to the government on Friday.

Any legislative changes necessary to beef up the ICAC – or wind it back – are expected to be outlined in the coming days.

Also slated for this week is a parliamentary grilling of high-profile figures including ICAC Commissioner Megan Latham and ICAC Inspector David Levine, who has previously voiced criticism of the ICAC’s handling of the Cunneen probe.


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Getting the right stuff in your bins in the Tweed

Tweed Council is asking residents to be more careful with what waste they put in which bin – a surprising amount of the area's refuse, both recycling and landfill, ends up in the wrong receptacle.

Disguised junk mail

A Sinclair, Mullumbimby Does anyone know who is responsible for the thinly disguised bundles of junk mail that are now arriving weekly somewhere in the...

Industry response to Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

As the pandemic has again highlighted the standard of treatment of our elders, Australia’s aged care industry has urged the Federal Government to adopt...

Poetic plea from Gaza

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre – Byron Bay This heart cry from Gaza, written by Gazan poet and writer Mohammed Rafik is remarkable...