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Byron carjacker and stolen vehicle still not found

Police say that a man carjacked a 17-year-old in Byron Bay just before midnight on Friday.

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Praying for Vanuatu in Ballina

The World Day of Prayer is a gigantic ecumenical event staged on the first Friday of March.

International Women’s Day kerfuffle at Ballina

One councillor walked out of Ballina Council's recent meeting during an emotional discussion about speakers at an upcoming IWD event.

Editorial – #ChooseToChallenge the patriarchy

It is easy to think we have almost achieved equality for men and women in a country like Australia – just as long as you don’t think too hard about it.

Democracy

Jo Faith, Newtown Thank you all at The Echo for upholding independent journalism. For readers and activists concerned about the demise...

Blue-green algae amber alert still active at Uki

Last Thursday Tweed Shire Council issued an amber alert for blue-green algae in the Tweed River at Uki, with Clarrie Hall Dam remaining on a green alert. This morning they say the alerts are still active.

Ballina Dragons invite public to have a go

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is having a come and try day on Saturday 6 March, on the Richmond River at Ballina.

Stories about "ACOSS":

Unemployed and pensioners ‘collateral damage’ in budget fight

Dr Cassandra Goldie, CEO of the Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS), said on Monday the budget fight looming at the start 45th Parliament...

Social service councils call for poverty plan

At the start of Anti-Poverty Week, the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) and all eight state and territory councils of social service are...

Strategy needed for unemployed: ACOSS

The Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS) is calling for a national strategy on unemployment following the release of ABS figures showing a rise in...

Govt must reduce disadvantage: ACOSS

The Australian Council of Social Service has urged Australian governments to develop an effective jobs plan as part of a strategy to reduce poverty and inequality,...

Aust ‘splintering’ amid growing inequality: report

The Australian Council of Social services (ACOSS) on Monday urged Australian governments to make addressing growing inequality a top policy priority. ACOSS’s new report reveals...

Drop unfair plan to lower pension indexation: ACOSS

The Australian Council of Social Service issued a call this week to the federal parliament to reject the plan to lower the indexation of pensions that would severely impact upon all pensioners.

Alliance calls for better job outcomes for disadvantaged

The Australian Council of Social Service, the Australian Council of Trade Unions and the Business Council of Australia on Monday jointly proposed improvements to employment services to deliver better job outcomes for people disadvantaged in the labour market.

Govt should include civil society: ACOSS

The Australian Council of Social Service is calling on the federal government to embrace the capacity that civil society brings to public policy debate. In...

ACOSS report calls for action on energy efficiency for low income households

The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) is calling in a new report for urgent government action to make energy more affordable for low...

Man arrested after shots fired in Dunoon

A police report says a 63-year-old man man has been arrested following multiple public place shots fired overnight.

Police operation Billinudgel Nature Reserve

Gary Opit, Brunswick Heads On 22 February residents on Jones Road noticed a major police operation with officers from eight police cars and associated dogs entering...

Thanks David Gile – but on Musk

Robin Harrison, Binna Burra I want to thank David Gilet for his appreciation of the thoughts I’ve shared here. It’s very welcome as I’ve been equally...

Parking permits

Liz Levy, Suffolk Park Why has Byron Shire Council decided to impose a layer of digital tyranny for residents wishing to renew their locals parking permit? Attempting...