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Youth arrested over Nimbin shooting

A 20-year-old has been charged over a shooting that took place in the middle of the day near the centre of Nimbin.

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Be CaféSmart about a cuppa donation for homelessness charities

Most people would be shocked to know how close to homelessness some people in the community are – some people might be very shocked to know how close they themselves are to homelessness. It doesn’t take much.

Editorial – Let’s all acquiesce!

On July 12, it became mandatory for all businesses and workplaces in NSW to use the Service NSW Check-in tool (QR code).

Shooting in Nimbin

There is a police operation currently underway in Nimbin following a shooting earlier today.

Byron beach erosion

Ann Tiernan, Suffolk Park I strongly disagree with Council’s position stated in last week’s Echo that ‘The sand (at Clarkes Beach)...

The great Ballina Library book sale

This Friday and Saturday will see book lovers dreams materialise in Ballina when the library holds their Library Collection Overhaul and Book Sale.

Adam Liaw at Sample festival: 4 September

Northern NSW’s premier food event, Sample Food Festival is returning to the Bangalow Showground on Saturday 4 September 2021,...

Keith Duncan, Pimilco

Surprise surprise, the hopelessly divided Nationals are once again tearing themselves apart, bugger the country, over-inflated egos and grandiose illusions seem more important. Intellectual ability and common sense have never been among the Nationals strengths. Their ‘strength’ comes from foreign-owned fossil-fuel and irrigation industry donations. After the turmoil Joyce caused when last a Minister, the destructive Nationals should never be allowed to control energy, water, or environmental policy again.

Barnaby Joyce regaining the Nationals leadership and Deputy Prime-ministership is an insult to all Australians, especially women, and will be a Godsend for Labor. The fellow is a walking disaster. ‘Shifty’ Morrison is going to need all his marketing skills dealing with this treachery; and will now have to deal with an even more belligerent, coal-driven, anti-climate change action and anti-environmental National Party, now completely out of control.

There is now a massive growing movement within the Liberal Party, to set an enforceable net-zero emissions target by 2050 that will not go away, and ‘Scotty’ can no longer ignore them. At the Glasgow climate summit in November, the rest of the world may impose sanctions or tariffs on our exports if we fail to commit. Australia, be prepared for more energy sector turmoil and expensive, government subsidised, coal-fired electricity generation, at the expense of cheaper renewables.

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  1. “Surprise surprise, the hopelessly divided Nationals are once again tearing themselves apart, bugger the country, over-inflated egos and grandiose illusions seem more important. Intellectual ability and common sense have never been among the Nationals strengths.”

    Please substitute “GREENS ” for ‘Nationals” and this statement will make sense .

    Example , the local Greens and the forthcoming Council Election .

    An utter shambles of un-electable candidates after their wonderful nomination process..

    Also how is the NSW Branch of the Greens travelling nowadays .. All happy and united ?

  2. It’s somewhat surprising to see a Nationals supporter able to copy something so well, given their perceived problems with intellectual ability and common sense. No the titles are pretty correct, if you want to slag off at the Greens, work up the courage and do it yourself, and put your name to it.

  3. Jimie !! Keith gets carried away with his &
    and the Greens importance!! Oh sorry i meant Labor … this is how it is Keith
    If you and your Labor – Greens do not
    Put forward Jim Chalmers and push hard
    For Mark McGowan to lead labor who
    Incidentally is a true labor politician
    Supports blue collar & the resources industries..into the next election!! you and your current
    Labor team are GONE keith .!!
    Inept is a understatement as to how
    the labor – Greens are fairing ATM ..
    “You know this ” …

  4. I don’t know it, Barrow. Assumptions are always ‘iffy’.


    Mental floss:
    the state
    of the nation.


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NSW Parliament off for a month, with full pay

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Push to create transitional accommodation at Lot 22

Should the Council-owned plot of land in Mullumbimby, known as Lot 22, be used for temporary accommodation for those at risk of homelessness, as a matter of urgency?

Sticking to facts

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