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Nimblefoot launches tonight in Byron 

Acclaimed Bangalow author Robert Drewe, who will be featuring at Byron Writers Festival, is having his latest book Nimblefoot launched by Kerry O’Brien at The Book Room at Byron at 6pm tonight. 

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Lismore Council on gender equity in management

Last night Lismore Council met for their monthly meeting and Councillor Big Rob asked a question about gender equality in the upper echelons of Council.

Cartoon of the week – 10 August, 2022

The letters deadline for The Echo is noon Friday. Letters longer than 200 words may be cut. The publication of letters is at the discretion of the letters editor.

Council acknowledges desire for house relocations, buybacks and land swaps

Last night Lismore Council looked at House Relocations, Land swaps and Buy Backs when Councillor Adam Guise’s moved a motion that “Council acknowledges flood impacted ratepayers' desire for house relocations, buybacks and land swaps."

Tweed Council refuse aged care facility Tweed Heads

The proposed aged care facility at Caloola Drive Tweed Heads (DA20/0712) was refused at the Tweed Shire Council meeting last Thursday.

Tragedy of the commons

The tragedy of the commons refers to a situation in which individuals with access to a public resource (also...

Comment: Time for another Police Royal Commission? 

It might be time for another investigation into the NSW Police Force, but this time, the police conduct under the microscope would be alleged overreach in the application of certain powers.

Stories about "animal cruelty":

Bob Stewart imprisoned for killing Bucket

This morning at Byron Bay Courthouse Robert Stewart was sentenced to nine months imprisonment, with a minimal non-parole period of five months, for the bow-shooting attack which led to the death of his neighbour's pet dog Bucket.

AJP calls for horse racing royal commission while pokie profits rise

‘America has a gun problem, Australia has a gambling problem,’ says former Animal Justice Party candidate for Ballina and Northern Rivers based animal rights advocate Cathy Blasonato.

Hurst MP says Berejiklian Government’s decision condones animal cruelty

Animals activists are standing fast in the fight for equal rights for all earthlings and that often means going against main stream by protesting and protecting the voiceless.

Animal cruelty a serious crime

Desmond Bellamy, PETA Australia, Byron Bay. People in Tasmania and throughout Australia are rightly outraged at the light sentence handed out in the case of...

Local man killed dog to ‘protect children’ court told

A local homeless man who killed his dog at Brunswick Heads believed he had no choice because the animal had bitten two children, Byron...

Animal cruelty charges dropped over attack on Nimbin’s Polly the pig

Animal cruelty charges against two men accused of killing 10 chickens and torturing a pig at Nimbin's Djanbung Gardens last December have been dropped.

Man charged with beating dog to death, Brunswick Heads

A man has been charged with animal cruelty after allegedly beating his dog to death at Brunswick Heads.

Private-school boys sheep-tackling outrage

Elite private school King’s hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons when members of its rugby union team were seen crash-tackling sheep in...

Cruelty and exploitation of animals must stop

Gabrielle Smith, Forster. As a concerned member of the global community along with many others, it was a milestone to hear of SeaWorld's recent decision to effectively stop using orcas as circus performers.

Seeing animals not as meals

Desmond Bellamy
, PETA Australia. When I tell people that I just finished my Honours degree with a thesis on cannibalism in the movies, the main response I get is 'what the…?'

Mullum locals protest flood-prone pod site

Around 40–50 locals gathered outside the Byron Shire Council chambers this morning to highlight the risks of, and lack of due process around, the selection of the flood accommodation pod site in Mullumbimby.

Council: Goonellabah park not available for pods

Tuesday’s debate in the Lismore Council chambers was mostly about the community’s need for open, green space for sport and recreation balanced against the need for places to live.

Cabarita DA refused on character grounds

Tweed Shire Councillors refused a DA for a four-storey block of flats at 2-6 Tweed Coast Road, Cabarita Beach, despite the staff recommendation of approval.

Concerns over future of Murwillumbah Hospital

Northern NSW Local Health District have sought to reassure locals that facilities won't be downgraded or closed at Murwillumbah Hospital when the controversial new Tweed Valley Hospital in Cudgen near Kingscliff opens in 2023.