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Ready for the meta-crisis?

The attempted assassination of Donald Trump has caused shock waves, but it’s sadly not surprising this would happen, with so much hate and vitriol being expressed in the US presidential race.

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Tweed River dredging in July

Dredging to the entrance of the Tweed River will begin this month as part of the Tweed Sand Bypassing...

Get their houses in order

Well David Heilpern may be discombobulated (Echo, July 3), but his use of the word Zionist as a derogatory...

NSW Drug Summit announced – finally

The NSW Labor government has finally delivered on their election promise to hold a NSW Drug Summit that will take place this year. 

Regional ratios rollout NSW begins in Lismore

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has welcomed the announcement of nurse-to-patient ratios at two regional NSW hospitals but has expressed concern over the pace of the phased rollout.

Free coercive control community forum tonight in Kingscliff

What is coercive control? Is it really something we can define and work out how to respond to? The...

Dolphins return home as champs

The U12 Far North Coast Rugby Union Dolphins have returned home as country champions, having competed in the state...

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Only 7 per cent of sexual assaults reported in NSW result in guilty outcome

The latest study from the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR), shows that only 7 per cent of sexual assaults reported to NSW Police end up in a guilty verdict in court.

DV reoffence reduced by electronic ankle devices

Reductions in reoffence and new offences have been identified as a result of NSW domestic violence offenders wearing electronic ankle devices in the first year of release from prison.

Crime rates down on north coast

Tweed and Ballina were the safest places to live on the north coast last year, with crimes committed either at or below the state average in almost all areas. But Lismore and Byron still have stubbornly high incidents of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Support Tweed’s rough sleepers in Tweed Heads and join the Community Sleepout

Vinnies and Fred’s Place are asking for the residents of the Tweed Shire to come together for a night and experience what it is like to be homeless.

Cr Dicker calls on Ballina Council to look at future options for Wollongbar pods 

Visiting the Wollongbar pod village over the weekend, after residents were given notice to leave the pods by November, Cr Kiri Dicker said: ‘It’s total waste of taxpayers’ money to tear it down when the shortage of housing is so severe’.

Maintenance work Blackwall Drive, Wardell

Maintenance work is being carried out on Blackwall Drive, Wardell starting Monday 22 July.

Byron’s foreshore future – a closer look

Plans for Byron Bay’s foreshore are on exhibition until July 31 – Council staff propose options and a ten-year vision for the much-used space, including the removal, or partial removal of the carpark around the pool and Fishheads restaurant.