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10pm Monday – update of COVID venues of concern

The Northern NSW Local Health District has been notified of a number of venues of concern associated with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region.

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Lismore’s plateau Lizard will sleep no more

The last time the Lismore Mayor and Councillor met in the Goonellabah chambers, there was a historic decision to hand back culturally sensitive land to the local Indigenous people. In a sequel to the fate of the Lismore plateau, traditionally known as the Sleeping Lizard, the outcome was a little differen

Local mum features in documentary about the impacts and possible solutions around suicide

Murwillumbah mum Ursula has lived every parents worst nightmare – her child, at the age of just 17, took his own life – and a lot of time and energy, questions and conjecture and finger-pointing can rumble around this, but at the end of the day Ursula’s precious boy is gone and he’s not coming back.

Democracy under strain as pandemic continues

With the NSW government now openly threatening that the public will not be able to participate in social activities, work in the public sector or travel interstate unless they are vaccinated for COVID-19, The Echo asked local NSW MP Tamara Smith (Greens) what her party is doing about protecting civic rights and freedoms.

White poles

In amongst the various existential threats that we are confronted with today, we now have the white poles debacle...

Reece Byrnes re-elected as Tweed Deputy Mayor

With many many local councils are juggling the elections timetable owing to COVID-19 restrictions, and last night the Tweed Shire elected their Deputy Mayor.

Mechanism of so much destructive economic policy re ‘la covida’, IMF

The IMF (US controlled, unelected) offered governments $650 billion in Special Drawing Rights, to buffer losses caused by economic...

It was good to see a wide coverage regards affordable housing. The situation is critical with so many homeless people living rough, living in their cars and, if lucky, some couch surfing.

Weekly I meet people, mainly women, who ask ‘do I know of any affordable accommodation for rent’? It is shocking that many of these women are in their late 60s or early 70s.

Homeless women in our region are grandmothers, mothers, daughters, sisters who, owing to circumstances often beyond their control, are enduring a situation that is impacting on their health (mental), through social isolation and poverty.

The Bangalow CWA is launching Share The Dignity this month. We are calling on donations to make life a little easier. We want to distribute 60 to 70 dignity bags to women with essentials like shampoo, toothpaste, hand sanitiser, insect repellent, feminine hygiene and anything people can think of to bring some comfort to their stressful situation.

Any donations can be left at the Bangalow CWA rooms (between 10am–2pm weekdays and 8am–12noon Saturdays) and at the local Bangalow newsagent.

Rhonda Ansiewicz, Federal


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A new COVID-19 case flies into the Far North Coast

The Northern NSW Local Health District has confirmed that there is a new case of COVID-19 in Northern NSW today, and they will be included in NSW Health’s official reporting tomorrow.

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