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.
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.
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).
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Yesterday evening, Ballina paused to remember the first woman allegedly murdered in 2023 by her partner. In a moving vigil beside the river at sunset, around a mandala of flowers, those present pledged to do whatever is necessary to stop the scourge of domestic violence.
A rally organised by Mandy Nolan and Cr Cate Coorey on Christmas Eve in Byron Bay, saw hundreds gather in misty rain at Apex Park to oppose the NSW government’s backflip on Council’s push to cap short-term holiday accommodation to 90 days in some residential zones.
A group behind a protest rally to be held on Christs Eve say that it's not good enough that a week before Christmas, the State government stripped the Byron Shire of their authority to bring housing back onto the market by regulating short-term holiday lets with a 90-day cap.
Here in the Byron Shire our crisis is so famous it’s made international news. It’s been in the US Rolling Stone even. It’s been in documentaries. It’s been in The Guardian. It’s what we live with here – every day. We live in a community where there is nowhere to live and the whole world is watching what we do next, wondering if we will do what their super star tourist destinations did and regulate the housing market. People in places like Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona and Miami found out that tough regulations actually aren’t bad for business after all. That’s just property market profiteering propaganda.
Kingscliff property developer Gales Holgins is seeking to increase truck movements by bringing in fill from the M1 road works rather than using fill from the development site. But Kingscliff Ratepayers and Progress Association say that the impact on residents and business is too high a cost to pay.