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Lismore City Council declares housing emergency, wants more units

A Lismore City Council housing survey had shown more than 60 per cent of residents were living by themselves or with one other person, Cr Ekins said, prompting ‘a real need for smaller housing or units’.

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Cringe worthy PM

Keith Duncan, Pimlico After cringing at the spectacle of Scott Morrison blatantly lying to President Biden during that virtual climate...

Interview with Bob Vegas

The glorious Bob Downe is back with a brand new show: Viva Bob Vegas! at the Brunswick Picture House. He gave Seven the Downe low…


Gareth Smith, Byron Bay Trade Minister Dan Tehan wants to refer China to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) because he...

An operetta and children’s theatre for NORPA

NOPRA has announced recipients of the theatre company’s two artist residencies.

Echo turns 35 and You are invited!

This year The Echo turns 35, and to celebrate this momentous anniversary they are putting on The Echo Community Awards – and everyone is invited!

Eating vegan is no longer like Mac Vs PC

Remember back in the bad old days when you used either a PC or Mac? Those were your choices, and never the twain could meet. They were so many miles apart in operations that they were like different countries with different languages and appearances

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Give me your sceptics, your doubters,

Your hungering masses yearning to be carbon-free,

The wretched refusers and your climate refuters.

Send these, the conflicted, temper-lost to me,

I lift The Echo beside that which matters!

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  1. The inscription on the cap has the correct sentiment but the wording should have been “Make The World Greta Again” which incidentally is the title of an excellent documentary which is available for viewing via SBS On Demand or via Youtube.

  2. As you walk around Byron, note how many “Echo” papers are lying in a driveway, in a gutter, in a street, etc., etc., etc.. Now think about how many resources were devoted to this trash. For what purpose? Why, for profit, of course.

    • There is a sad sock that’s called a copy of the Echo that isn’t picked up after their delivery drivers throw it on the ground, on every street, that ends up as litter washing into drains etc. They are also a great flag for a thief looking to find an unoccupied home.

      I like the Echo but surely there has to be a better distribution method?


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