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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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Alarming footage of devastation in Ellis State Forest

Today north coast conservationists say they are shocked and alarmed at footage of the devastation being wrought in Ellis State Forest south of Grafton.

‘We’re back!’ Homecoming for The Channon market

The reverberations of the February and March floods reached far beyond things most people expected – one of those things was the state of Coronation Park at The Channon where every second Sunday of the month one of the biggest and best markets on the Far North Coast is held.

Cabarita DA refused on character grounds

Tweed Shire Councillors refused a DA for a four-storey block of flats at 2-6 Tweed Coast Road, Cabarita Beach, despite the staff recommendation of approval.

Power of the people

Katherine (Letters, 3 August) asked ‘can the power of the people compete...’? The answer is in the recent federal election:...

Curved-space robot defies known laws of physics, heralding new locomotive technology possibilities

A robot engineered at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) has done the unthinkable and flouted a steadfast law of motion, suggesting that new laws need to be defined.

Comment: Catherine Cusack opens up about the crisis in our classrooms

'I came prepared for my last Parliamentary Committee Hearing with a fat file of public submissions to assist questioning of witnesses.' 

Stories about "cassowary":

Can you help save the Daintree rainforest?

In the 1980s, over 1,000 blocks of land were excluded from the Daintree National Park and World Heritage area. Since then not-profit organisations have been buying it back with the communities help.

Coffee company to the rainforest’s rescue

The Daintree Rainforest is still in loads of trouble and a local company, Byron Bay Coffee is going to match dollar-for-dollar donations received in donation boxes at local cafes they supply.

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...