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NSW Flood Inquiry released today

The NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet was in Lismore at Southern Cross University this morning at 11am releasing the NSW Independent Flood Inquiry where he accepted every recommendation put forward.

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Undesirable

​​An undeniable purpose in living is enjoyment, due to the fact that we have the capability to enjoy. What...

Mud benda rant

Regarding last week’s Splendour Festival and all the ‘haters’ out there. I took along a few seriously fun-deprived teenage...

Good start to season for Byron Beez basketballers

Byron Bay basketballers have started the season strongly with the women picking up a win, and a narrow loss,...

Byron Writers Festival: A life of crime

One of the highlight panels at the festival this year will bring together best-selling authors Trent Dalton and Steve Toltz with actor Bryan Brown and acclaimed author and podcast creator Matthew Condon to discuss how they bring the lives of criminals to life in their writing.

Out of the Blue Adventures wins Tourism Hero Award

A local whale watching and eco-tourism business has been announced as one of the region's Local Tourism Heroes at a gala dinner co-hosted by Destination North Coast.

Mirabelle’s game 

A magical quest is taking place in Lismore Quad from August 15–23. Deep underground, right beneath the town (and...

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Penalty-rate changes are Workchoices by stealth: Elliot

Labor Federal Richmond MP Justine Elliot has lashed out at a government proposal to slash penalty rates in the retail and hospitality sectors, saying it will impact unfairly on workers in our region.

Abbott should keep his hands off industry super funds

Margrette Young, Dorroughby. What does the evidence show? Industry super funds under current governance: provide a two per cent higher return to members than retail super funds; have provided a higher return consistently for years; and have not been embroiled in financial scandals as has been evident in a large number of retail funds.

Thus Spake Mungo: Scraping off a barnacle or two

Finally one barnacle has been removed from Tony Abbott's foundering ship of state, just in time for Christmas: Arthur Sinodinos.

Abbott ignoring farmers on water trigger

Ken Brown, Invergowrie, NSW. On the first anniversary of the worst federal government in Australian history, it is galling to note that the Abbott government, in its constant campaign to trash Australia and its environment, will not back Australian farmers with the 'water trigger' and refuse open cut and underground coal mining on the Liverpool Plains.

How will Abbott convince the unruly red-benchers?

Last week's federal budget is more of a discussion starter than the final word when it comes to policy change in this term of government.

Conservative politicians railing against renewables

Support for Australia’s 20 per cent renewable energy target is supposed to be bipartisan – at least that is what the Coalition government led by Tony Abbott would have us believe.

Saying yes is a no-no for this hapless coalition

Roma Newton, Kingscliff. The NO-alition is still saying NO to everything:

Lismore Councillors to collectively decide on new GM

The recent history of general managers in the Lismore Council has been nothing if not chequered. With a very politically divided council, the question of whether all interested councillors, or just a select few, should choose the new GM proved contentious last night in the Goonellabah chambers.

Byron’s Fletcher St welcomes new members

Fletcher Street Cottage has welcomed the arrival of three new community support workers to help the growing number of locals facing the challenges of homelessness.

Byron’s Mayor Lyon defends Mullum pod fiasco

Byron Shire Council Mayor Michael Lyon has defended Council’s handling of the ongoing Mullum pod accommodation debacle, telling The Echo that councillors requested, through a Council resolution, that Resilience NSW conduct consultation with neighbouring residents regarding the rail corridor works on Prince Street. 

Mullum, flooding and pods

In this region we are all, except for a few, living on floodplains or areas prone to further landslips. And as far as I...