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Comment: Vigil for Canadian genocide that resonates closer to home

Yesterday, in solidarity with the Indigenous Peoples of Canada, members of the Tweed community held a ceremony at the Sacred Heart Church in Murwillumbah.

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Lennox Gardens object to Council approved shed

Eve Jeffery The members of the Lennox Community Gardens are distressed by what they say is the destruction of an...

‘Technically no longer human’ – can mRNA COVID-19 vaccines meld with your DNA?

It’s becoming increasingly common to see social media posts claiming that the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, which include those made by Pfizer and Moderna, could alter a person’s DNA.

Morning Tea

Susan Tsicalas, President, BVCAG The Brunswick Valley Cancer Action Group (BVCAG) recently held a raffle, a couple of bucket shakes and...

Young animators shine on Ballina’s big screen

A group of up and coming local indigenous animators were excited to see their first films on the big screen at Ballina Fair Cinemas on Tuesday night.

Local rice at Farmers Markets

News travels fast – after two years of drought, the local rice is back! Get it while it’s hot...

Cartoon of the week – 23 June, 2021

Letters to the editor We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters...

Stories about "ABC budget cuts":

Liberal–National party cuts to ABC risk Australian lives

Cuts to Australia’s national broadcaster, the ABC, during a time when media outlets across the country are closing and cutting staff has been roundly criticised. Local MP Justine Elliot has joined the criticism condemning the Morrison Liberal-National government for it’s budget cuts.

Thus Spake Mungo: ScoMo’s budget and the politics of greed

Scott Morrison’s budget has been greeted as underwhelming, which is probably the way he likes it. There are no real losers, apart from… a basket of deplorables who do not normally vote for the coalition.

Open letter to minister on his cuts to our ABC

Jill Keogh, Federal. It must come as no surprise to you as a businessman wise in the ways of the money world, that the $254 million axed form the ABC could be saved/recouped in other directions. Let me give you a few suggestions.

Community Byron announces Council ticket

Sitting independent Councillor, Cate Coorey, has announced her ticket for the 2021 Byron Shire Council elections, to be held September 4.

Tom Tabart and Sarah Ndiaye

Jenny Coman, Former Byron Shire Councillor, Bangalow I fail to see what part of Tom Tabart’s recent letter (2 June) to The Echo regarding Sarah Ndiaye’s AVO against...

Catchin’ the Writers Festival Train

Byron Writers Festival 2021 (6–8 August) has revealed a program of more than 150 celebrated authors and commentators, as well as powerful new voices to mark its 25th anniversary.

Linda Vidler Memorial Park Masterplan

Linda Vidler Park The Masterplan for the Linda Vidler Memorial Park, Suffolk Park, is currently on display with submissions closing in the first week of...