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Tweed council adopts Jack Evans Boat Harbour plan

The Tweed Shire Council has announced that they have adopted the Plan of Management for the Jack Evans Boat Harbour precinct.

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Rotary Downunder Baton handed over at Byron Bay

The Rotary Club of Byron Bay recently took the Rotary Downunder Baton to the most easterly point of Australia as part of its national journey. As well as being the national celebration of one hundred years of service by Rotary in Australia, the theme for the centenary is 'Rotary says no to domestic violence'.

The return of the prodigal son

Gallery DownTown, the annexe of Tweed Regional Gallery, is presenting a new exhibition by regional artists.

Interview with Jean Kittson

Comedian, writer, and social commentator Jean Kittson has the ability to distil complex ideas into commonsense. Jean is one of the national treasures in conversation with Mandy Nolan and Fiona O’Loughlin at No Eggs for Breakfast, a comedic chat themed around life beyond fertility! It seemed remiss not to ask Ms Kittson on her take on the debacle that is federal politics and gender equity.

Red Cross offers additional bushfire grants

Australian Red Cross is opening a final round of support grants for people affected by the bushfires who are suffering extreme financial hardship.

Sally Flannery discovers dark side of ‘Lovemore’

Since declaring her interest in running for Lismore Council, local woman Sally Flannery has been subjected to sustained attacks, both online and upon her property.

Exactly how was the ship stuck?

Peter Olson, Goonengerry It is well known that The Echo does not publish fake news, so since the Australian media...

Bronwyn Sindel, Mullumbimby

I can’t help but comment on last week’s Backlash regarding the nationality of the Royal Family of Great Britain. Using the same concept one would have to say that all non-Aboriginal people are not Australian; they are English, Irish, Scottish, Asian etc.

Many have changed their family names, and some their first names as well, in order to fit in more easily with the culture they have adopted.

As for racism, are you joking, folks? White Australians dare to comment on the racism of others? We don’t even know exactly what was said or by whom. Of course it needs to be investigated, and some heart-to-heart conversations with Harry and Meghan and close family members would seem to me to be essential. But to suddenly jump on the bandwagon of self-righteous indignation with regard to matters of which we know so little (were you there?) seems to me like gross hypocrisy.

If you find yourself always ready to heap blame on others for their perceived wrongs, then perhaps the old adage ‘people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones’ should be brought more sharply into focus.


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Report and recommendations – First Nations people in custody

High, but not high enough, on the country's human rights agenda is the issue of Aboriginal deaths in custody.

Eungella: Alleged domestic-related stabbing suspect charged with attempted murder

Police say a man will face court today charged with attempted murder following an alleged domestic-related stabbing earlier this year.

Remembering and Healing – the Northern Rivers peace effort

The community of Lismore are invited to join events organised by the Remembering and Healing (RaH) group over the weekend encompassing ANZAC Day.

The ghost in the archives #3: Sexism, legal discrimination and ‘the game of bastadry’

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