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What are the supplements you take really doing to your health?

Sales of complementary medicines have been driven up by COVID fears, but Immune-boosting claims for them are doing more harm than good.

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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.

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.

Nolan’s Soapbox

Duncan Shipley-Smith, Byron Bay The sinister suggestion by Nolan in last week’s Echo conflating anti-vaccination supporters with extreme right-wing ideology (XRW)...

Fifteen arrested in Brisbane protest

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

Duncan Shipley-Smith letter

John Donnellan, Ocean Shores Duncan Shipley-Smith (DSS) seems put out by Mandy Nolan’s article accurately describing the local anti-vax mob...

Interview with Ross Wilson, composer and Daddy Cool frontman

When the likes of Jimmy Barnes, Michael Gudinski and Sir Elton John call out a song as ‘one of the great Australian rock ‘n’ roll songs’, ‘one of the greatest songs of all time’, and ‘one of my favourite tracks’, then you know it was and still is, a hit.

Stories about "budget":

Editorial – What have the Romans ever done for us?

The three Rs – roads, rates and rubbish – are often trotted out by fiscal conservatives to advance a narrative in which councils stick to simple services. But what do the numbers actually tell us?

Lismore Council set to increase fees, cut costs in a bid to balance budget

Lismore City Council is set to increase fees and charges and cut spending in an attempt to overcome a $19.5m operating deficit.

Double trouble for Lismore: departing GM and budget ‘black hole’

Lismore Council is facing a budget shortfall of almost $2 million and a scramble to find a new GM of the calibre of Gary Murphy, who resigned this week.

‘High capital cost’ prevents sealing of gravel roads

Byron Shire Council staff have hosed down the suggestion from a local quantity surveyor/cost engineer that the most cost effective use of funds for repairing the shire’s ailing roads is to apply bitumen to gravel roads.

$51b hole in budget: report

A new independent analysis estimates the budget deficit will blow out to almost $50 billion this year.

Govt plays down budget crisis

The government says it's not panicked about getting the entire budget through, noting the biggest savings measure has already passed.

Lismore approves $134m budget

Last-ditch pleas from community groups fell on deaf ears last night as the Lismore City Council approved its $134 million budget for 2014/2015. The groups included the Lismore Showgrounds Trust, the Lismore sub-branch of the RSL, the Lismore Musical Society and the Lismore Friends of the Koala.

GM rewarded as RVC ratepayers hit

The boss of Richmond Valley Council has been awarded a $240,000 pay package for the next financial year while warning ratepayers they will have to tighten their belts.

Coalition hypocrisy? Abbott and Hockey in their own words

Cathy Alexander, Crikey deputy editor As Tony Abbott’s government prepares to hand down its first budget next month, there are surprise plans for a new...

Prioritise people in budget: ACOSS?

The Australian Council of Social Service is calling on the federal government to put people and the community ahead of vested interest groups and...

Is population growth the real reason for the Dunoon Dam push?

It’s very clear that the State government’s push for population growth is the main driving force behind the proposed revisit of the Dunoon Dam

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.

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.