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Last mayoral candidates Q and A: are you a landlord?

Here at The Echo we have seen and heard the word ‘housing’ come up time and again throughout the local government election campaign period, whether it’s from candidates or other voters.

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Telling girls they don’t like STEM halves their involvement at any age

Even children as young as six can develop ideas that girls don’t like computer science and engineering as much as boys – stereotypes that carry over into teenagerhood and contribute to gender gaps at university, according to a study published in PNAS.

Ballina Shire Council defs not a ‘boys’ club’, says outgoing female councillor

This person is claiming that the council is a 'boys'' club and that the out-going mayor is one of them.

Correcting the record

During today’s BayFM Meet the Candidates interview with Duncan Dey I was taken aback by some of the factual...

Aussies got drunk more than any other country during the pandemic (are we surprised?)

The Global Drug Survey 2021 reveals that Australians got drunk the most during 2020 and that drug and alcohol habits changed during the pandemic.

Minor flooding may occur Friday morning at Coraki and Bungawalbyn

Heavy rainfall on Tuesday and Wednesday have caused river level rises along the Richmond and Wilsons Rivers with the Wilsons...

Vote for community

From 2007 to 2020, I lived in Byron Bay. I worked as a community-based coastal and marine researcher and...

Stories about "Anzac myth":

S Sorrensen’s Here & Now: Museum to die for

Here we go again... I can hear Turnbull on the radio, his whine mixing with the tolling of the bellbirds. Both are death knells, but bellbirds have a sweeter tone.

Missiles, Monash and War No More!

Comment: Everyone who went to war should be acknowledged, and so should people who had the courage to not go on principle, and those who fought against American wars on poor nations seeking independence.

Anzac myth promotes war

R J Poole, Lismore. We cannot learn from the past however, if we focus on one aspect of our history only and ignore the context in which events took place. This incomplete and narrow perspective is how many Australians view of the Anzac tradition

Coming of age as a nation ongoing

R J Poole, Lismore. A popular myth says Australia first came of age as a nation in 1915 on the craggy shores of Gallipoli. This myth views a failed military campaign in distant Turkey that resulted in over 35,000 Anzac casualties as the occasion of our ‘becoming a nation’.

On the ground work assists evicted women 

We know the region has some of the highest rents, and highest housing costs in Australia. We all know that this has virtually eliminated affordable housing. We hear the stories of women and children being evicted, of couch surfing and living in cars.

What do the Tweed Council candidates stand for?

The final day of voting for your local Tweed Shire Councill candidates is Saturday 4 December at a venue near you.

Today is International Day of People with Disability

This language trend around People With a Disability has tended to emphasise the disability rather than the person, which can lead to derogatory labelling, depersonalisation or impersonal, collective references.

Master Mariner Bill Fenelon looks to the future of Tweed Shire

Bill Fenelon, who has called the Tweed Valley home since 2009, is heading up Group A and is running as an Independent with Carolyn...