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NSW Flood Inquiry released today

The NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet was in Lismore at Southern Cross University this morning at 11am releasing the NSW Independent Flood Inquiry where he accepted every recommendation put forward.

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Police assault charge heads back to local court

The NSW Supreme Court has found that a decision by local magistrate and former police officer, Michael Deakin, was an ‘error of law’.

Lismore Council votes against supporting Assange

At Tuesday's Council meeting Councillor Guise proposed a motion that Council writes to the Federal Government, Prime Minister and relevant Ministers denouncing the extradition of Julian Assange from the UK and urging the Prime Minister to make a public statement denouncing the extradition.

More Blacks, More Dogs, More Irish 

Having lived in so-called ‘Australia’ for a decade, Irish born singer-songwriter, Áine Tyrrell, rewrites what is imaginable every step of the...

NSW bans public display of Nazi symbol

In an historic moment a new law making it a criminal offence to knowingly display a Nazi symbol in public without a reasonable excuse, has passed NSW Parliament yesterday.

Local pasta, sauces, eggs and custard!

Victoria Cosford There’s a steady stream of customers at Jodie’s stall. Regulars by the looks of it, most unclipping their...

West Ballina locals concerned about new flood risk

A large group of West Ballina residents are alarmed about a DA which has been submitted to Ballina Shire Council by the Emmanuel Anglican College in Horizon Drive. The proposal, for a STEM and Digital Technology Centre, is planned for a well-known flood-prone area which previously acted as part of a large retention pond.

Stories about "camphor laurel":

A cost effective solution to the camphor laurel invasion

Joe Harvey-Jones (PhD forestry SCU, 2006). Paul Bibby’s article on Camphor laurel was very timely, and I was particularly struck by a comment on Echonetdaily...

More action needed to address camphor’s noxious threat

A concerted, community-wide effort is essential if the Byron Shire is to rid itself of the pervasive noxious weed camphor laurel, ecologists say. Despite valiant attempts by individual landholders and bush regeneration groups, its spread has continued virtually unabated over the past five years.

Lismore Councillors to collectively decide on new GM

The recent history of general managers in the Lismore Council has been nothing if not chequered. With a very politically divided council, the question of whether all interested councillors, or just a select few, should choose the new GM proved contentious last night in the Goonellabah chambers.

Byron’s Fletcher St welcomes new members

Fletcher Street Cottage has welcomed the arrival of three new community support workers to help the growing number of locals facing the challenges of homelessness.

Byron’s Mayor Lyon defends Mullum pod fiasco

Byron Shire Council Mayor Michael Lyon has defended Council’s handling of the ongoing Mullum pod accommodation debacle, telling The Echo that councillors requested, through a Council resolution, that Resilience NSW conduct consultation with neighbouring residents regarding the rail corridor works on Prince Street. 

Mullum, flooding and pods

In this region we are all, except for a few, living on floodplains or areas prone to further landslips. And as far as I...