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June 15, 2024

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Housing waiting lists jump over 100 per cent for Northern Rivers

Crisis response needed from NSW state government as listings for priority housing increase over 100 per cent in multiple Northern Rivers regions.

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Housing waiting lists jump over 100 per cent for Northern Rivers

Crisis response needed from NSW state government as listings for priority housing increase over 100 per cent in multiple Northern Rivers regions.

Help save the Big Scrub rainforest with science

There is only one per cent of the Big Scrub rainforest in Northern New South Wales remaining. This has left what were once mighty rainforests now critically endangered and facing the threat of extinction because of a serious lack of genetic diversity.

No public housing in Labor’s $10b housing fund 

Federal Labor MP, Justine Elliot, has told The Echo she expects successful projects from the Housing Australia Future Fund (HAFF) will be announced in the coming months. 

Editorial – Should Mullum’s water remain locally sourced?

The push by members of Council’s Water and Sewer Advisory Committee (WSAC) to retain Mullum’s local water supply is heating up...

Flood-prone land subdivision DA on exhibition

A proposal by developer Callum Sked to subdivide flood-prone land near the Mullumbimby Showground is now on public exhibition on Council’s website until June 25.

Maive takes on illiteracy in the Northern Rivers

Lismore student Maive McKenzie will be a World Literacy Foundation Youth Ambassador for 2024 and will serve as a local advocate, aiming to increase education and community awareness about the importance of reading and writing and to lift literacy rates in Northern Rivers.  

Dear Premier,

I am shocked and saddened to hear of your support for the jailing of Deanna ‘Violet’ Coco. She blocked traffic in Sydney for a short time in an attempt to highlight the threatened disruption looming from climate change.

I am 76 years old and I worry about the future we are facing. I worry for my adult children and my grandchildren.

In February this year my house flooded in the floods which went on to devastate Lismore. I am still repairing the damage and wondering whether I will have to abandon my home. The experts have stated that these floods were exacerbated by global warming.

I can understand a young person today feeling powerless and despairing in the face of the apparent refusal by governments to take the threat of climate change seriously.

Deanna ‘Violet’ Coco does not need jail time. She does not need counselling.

What she needs is to see those in power acknowledging the risky future facing us all and taking steps to limit the damage of burning fossil fuels. Every time a new coal mine is opened, or an existing one expanded, it is another blow to future survival. Another blow to the next generation’s chances of survival.

Release Deanna ‘Violet’ Coco – on a good behaviour bond maybe? But do not punish her for her attempts to highlight this desperately important issue.

Hugh Nicholson, The Channon


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Editorial – Should Mullum’s water remain locally sourced?

The push by members of Council’s Water and Sewer Advisory Committee (WSAC) to retain Mullum’s local water supply is heating up...

Relocalising to find the life we all dream of

Everywhere we look we see signs of economic downturn, environmental destruction and social breakdown. It’s easy to wonder how we can ever improve our lives and those of our kids.

Mullet fishers destroy dunes and native plants at Gawandii Beach, Shaws Bay

Locals and Tuckombil Landcare have expressed concerns over damage to the dunes at Gawandii Beach at Shaws Bay by fisher people who are accessing the beach for the mullet harvesting season. 

Flood-prone land subdivision DA on exhibition

A proposal by developer Callum Sked to subdivide flood-prone land near the Mullumbimby Showground is now on public exhibition on Council’s website until June 25.