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$3 million for regional news outlets in NSW

The NSW government has announced a new $3 million fund to assist regional communities to have access to trusted news sources covering the stories that matter.

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Dr Philip Nitschke to visit Lismore

Controversial founder and director of the pro-euthanasia group Exit International, Dr Philip Nitschke will hold a free public meeting on NSW’s new Voluntary Assisted Dying Act at the Lismore Workers Club on Saturday.

Coastal dystopia

Proto-existentialist philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer wrote ‘Money is human happiness in the abstract, and so the man who is no...

Cheeky Cabaret returns!

Following the Cheeky season is some incredible live music, including Ella Hooper: Small Town Temple tour, Libby O’Donovan – cabaret singer extraordinaire, Stella Donnelly: Flood Australian tour, Liz Stringer and William Crighton co-headlining in a powerhouse performance, and the house is thrilled to announce the fabulous Tim Rogers & The Twin Set coming in April.

Vale Professor Will Steffen – leading climate scientist

Leading climate scientist Professor Will Steffen has died of pancreatic cancer in Canberra at 75.

Old ANZ Mullum

The old ANZ Bank building on Burringbar Street in Mullum is now a bathhouse; such yuppy city indulgence to...

Edjamakashun pledges from NSW election candidates

NSW election candidates make their case for improving poor education standards  With Labor think tank, The McKell Institute, outlining a...

From COVID-19, to floods and from elections to festivals, 2022 was a MASSIVE year and The Echo photographers and photo shooting staff and other contributors were kept busy from day one to day 365 (and a quarter).

The Knitting Nannas Against Gas wanted us to choose carefully. Photo Tree Faerie.

The excitement of a Scott Morrison announcement was too much for local Councillors and staff who were snapped napping.
Photo Jeff ‘Not Sleeping, Praying’ Dawson.

We can’t decide what took up more of our emotional space this year – COVID… (Photo Tree Faerie)

…or the floods? (Floodwater surges over the levee at Browns Creek Pumping Station, Lismore, 30 March 2022). Photo David Lowe.

Some were able to see the silver lining of the mud. Splendour 2022. Photo Jeff Dawson.

Photos by

Jeff ‘JD’ Dawson
Tree Faerie (a.k.a. Eve Jeffery)
David Lowe
Simon Haslam
Hans Lovejoy

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Vale Professor Will Steffen – leading climate scientist

Leading climate scientist Professor Will Steffen has died of pancreatic cancer in Canberra at 75.

Oil spill on M1 near Byron, traffic backed up to Brunswick Heads exit

An accident on the M1 has brought southbound traffic to a standstill from the Brunswick Heads exit at Gulgan Road and Tweed Street.

Four arrested over alleged break-ins, trespass – Casino

Four boys have been arrested by police investigating alleged aggravated break and enter and trespass offences in Casino on Monday, 30 January.

V-Day returns to Byron Bay, February 14

A mass global action, One Billion Rising, which aims to end violence against women and children, is planned for V-Day on February 14, Main Beach, Byron Bay from 7am.