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COVID update December 3: One new case and advice for international travellers

One new case of COVID-19 was reported for Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) in the 24 hours to...

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Taking the tourism tiger by the tail

Tourism is a key economic driver of the Byron Shire and despite the impacts of the pandemic on the...

Cr Cadwallader ready to backflip on the dam?

So it was all one giant attention grabbing scare campaign about drinking piss and draining aquifers. In her interview with...

Byron candidates 2021 Q&A part 2

Buckle in, seats upright, and loosen the belt!  It’s time to see what candidates have to say – in full...

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.

Lismore Residents Action Group say ‘no’ to Increased flight training

The Lismore Residents Action Group say they do not object to the future development of the airport, they say they are specifically concerned about the considerable increase in aircraft noise caused by flight training.

South East Canteen: just the good stuff

Simon Haslam South East Canteen is the new project from Tyler Preston, trained at Melbourne’s cult classic Chin Chin, and...

Stories about "Black Lives Matter":

50 years of Aboriginal Tent Embassy

This 26 January 2022 will be the 50th anniversary of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Canberra, Ngambri-Ngunnawal Country. This is an iconic moment in the history of the struggle for justice for Aboriginal people in the country because the Aboriginal Tent Embassy remains as relevant and necessary as ever.

Storylines: NAIDOC Week 2020 – Always Was Always Will Be

It’s fast approaching that time of year when Black Lives do Matter – National Aborigine and Islanders Day Observance Committtee (NAIDOC) Week.

Black Lives Matter address for Byron Writers Fest

One of Australia’s most eminent Indigenous academics and advocates, Prof Marcia Langton, will deliver the Byron Writers Festival 2020 Thea Astley address.

Voice, treaty, truth and The Uluru Statement

It is now over three years since the federal government was presented – and rejected – The Uluru Statement from the Heart.

Protesters say Hogan’s comments ‘divisive and inflammatory’

Around 150 gathered to protest last Friday about what they feel were divisive and inflammatory comments made by the Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan after the series of national Black Lives Matter protest held on Saturday, June 6.

Black Lives Matter in Byron and Lismore

Thousands of protestors gathered in Byron Bay and Lismore on Saturday to demand justice for Indigenous Australians, an end to Aboriginal deaths in custody, and to support the global Black Lives Matter movement.

Why do Black Lives Matter?

Byron Bay and Lismore will have rallies on Saturday as a show of solidarity for the Black Lives Matter protests and to highlight the issue of Australian Black Deaths in Custody.

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.

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.