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Tweed residents facing rate rise in 2021/2022 financial year

Tweed residents are invited to provide feedback on their council's budget, revenue policy and fees and charges, as Tweed Council prepares to finalise its delivery program and operational plan for the next financial year.

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NewsCorp announces August revival of regional news print in QLD

Less than a week after the two major NewsCorp-owned outlets on the Northern Rivers lost their websites and redirected readers via The Daily Telegraph (TDT), sister publications in Queensland announced almost the opposite.

The legal smoke

Paul Rea, Coorabell While Labor stopped taking donations from the tobacco industry in 2004 and the Liberals followed suit a...

Re Netflix

David Gilet, Byron Bay You would have to say that the Byron district has more than its fair share of wankers,...

Creative carbon capture

Desmond Bellamy – Special Projects Coordinator, PETA Australia, Byron Bay Last week, the Australian government pledged half a billion dollars for ‘clean’...

War The Bloody Hell Are You?

When faced with potential conflict, why are we abandoning the strategy that’s worked in the past for one that will definitely fail?

Interview with Cyprien Clerc, Founder and managing Director of Futureseeds

Founder and Managing Director at FutureSeeds, Cyprien Clerc, talks to The Echo about this upcoming event.

Keith Duncan, Pimlico

An excellent letter from Allan Veacock (2 December) praising Liberal MLC Catherine Cusack for her principled stand against Nationals bully-boy John Barilaro and his cohorts for once again trying to trash NSW’s land clearing laws protecting prime koala habitat.

Thank you, Catherine Cusack you have gained the respect of all North Coast environmentalists regardless of politics. Local Nationals MP’s Ben Franklin and Chris Gulaptus should be tarred and feathered for their support of this legislation designed to aid developers.

The Nationals are notorious environmental vandals, and for Gladys Berejiklian to cave in so easily to bullies like John (Pork) Barilaro shows just how weak she is. Is it any wonder she saw or heard no evil (or so she claims) in the years she was intimately involved with corrupt former MP Daryl Maguire?

The Nationals now struggle to hold their once safe regional seats. National MP for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams, defected to the Liberals over koala policy. In our area they lost Ballina to the Greens and Lismore to Labor. In western NSW they’ve lost three once safe seats to the Shooters, Fishers, and Farmers Party. To say the Nationals are in decline is a massive understatement.


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