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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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Stories about "alcohol-related violence":

Man sought over glassing in Byron Bay pub

Police are appealing for assistance to identify a man wanted in relation to an assault at a Byron Bay pub on Friday night (May 4).

Byron Bay to get lighter at night

Byron Shire Council has received $50,000 from the NSW Government to light up crime hotspots in the Bay’s CBD in an effort to make the area safer.

Byron supermarket alcohol licence ‘aimed at locals’

Multinational supermarket chain Aldi has moved one step closer to putting liquor on the shelves of its Byron Bay store after lodging an official application with the Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority.

Man dies after Tweed Heads attack

Police are appealing for public help to find the person who killed a 48-year-old man in what they are referring to as 'an altercation' outside a Tweed Heads pub on Saturday night.

Powerful grog lobby’s strong hold over politics

Former ALP premier Rees attributes his dethronement for taking on the Obeid faction. One of his key initiatives was the introduction of the 'most violent licensed premises' list.

Byron tops region for bashings: report

It’s official: Byron is the place on the north coast where you’re most likely to be bashed or indecently assaulted, according to new statistics released yesterday by the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research.

Mayor begs premier for help over booze

Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson has called for a freeze on liquor-licence applications in Byron Bay and wants the state government to fund a regular late-night bus service.

Safe Summer a success

Cr Simon Richardson, mayor Byron Shire Council. Judging by the unanimously wonderful responses by the community during Soul Street and First Sun, we achieved what we set out to do.

Video promotes binge-free Byron

A new hip-hop video made in Byron Bay contrasts the effects of binge drinking and alcohol-fuelled violence with people enjoying the natural …

Mayor breaks ranks with Greens over Last Drinks

A rift has emerged within the Byron Greens, with the local convenor Tom Tabart criticising mayor Simon Richardson for failing to support Last Drinks at 12.

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...