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Woman rescued after falling into Emigrant Creek – Ballina

Last night (Wednesday, 4 August) at around 9pm a woman required rescuing after falling into Emigrant Creek.

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Be CaféSmart about a cuppa donation for homelessness charities

Most people would be shocked to know how close to homelessness some people in the community are – some people might be very shocked to know how close they themselves are to homelessness. It doesn’t take much.

Fifteen arrested in Brisbane protest

Police say they have arrested fifteen people following protest activity in Brisbane CBD this morning.

OPINION: Australia’s COVID-19 fantasy could’ve been real

Getting too caught up in the details can mean that we are distracted, says political commentator Andrew Street – we need to step back to ask the bigger question of why we’re at this point at all.

More than a missed gig: cancelled Bluesfest 2021 equivalent to nearly 900 job losses

Bluesfest Director Peter Noble says data analysis shows this year’s last-minute festival cancelation due to pandemic public health orders cost the Australian economy more than $225 million.

Can you help save 74 million lives?

Killer carbon – a new study has coined another metric for estimating the damage inflicted by climate change – this time, looking at the ‘mortality cost of carbon’.

Byron beach erosion

Ann Tiernan, Suffolk Park I strongly disagree with Council’s position stated in last week’s Echo that ‘The sand (at Clarkes Beach)...

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Byron markets are on the move

Byron Bay’s monthly community market and the weekly farmers market are to be temporarily relocated for six months while the Byron bypass is being constructed.

Mullum rabbit holes

John Millard, Mullumbimby (on the road) How ironic. While the conspiracy-science-deniers of Mullumbimby are refusing to respect the well-founded health protection requirements against COVID, far away...

IPC fails at reducing emissions: report

A NSW planning commission tasked with assessing large fossil fuel projects has been found to have ‘comprehensively failed’ in mitigating greenhouse emissions, according to a report published by Griffith University Emeritus Professor Ian Lowe.

Will Bluesfest be rescheduled again?

It might not be until October but the question of whether Bluesfest will go ahead this time is once again being asked.

Local Labor MP replies to backflips on neg gearing, more tax cuts for wealthy

With the federal Labor Party’s recent backflip on stage three tax cuts and negative gearing reform, The Echo asked local Labor MP Justine Elliot how such polices align with Labor values, given this supports the Nationals and Liberals’ ideology of only helping the wealthy.