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Mud benda rant

Regarding last week’s Splendour Festival and all the ‘haters’ out there. I took along a few seriously fun-deprived teenage...

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Flood residents get $650 from Lismore Council

Lismore City Mayor Steve Krieg today announced that 1,558 residents will receive a grant of $650 from the Lismore Flood Appeal.

Car park housing

In recent weeks the idea by Council to develop the existing car park in Station Street has dropped out...

Cartoon of the week – 10 August, 2022

The letters deadline for The Echo is noon Friday. Letters longer than 200 words may be cut. The publication of letters is at the discretion of the letters editor.

Tragedy of the commons

The tragedy of the commons refers to a situation in which individuals with access to a public resource (also...

Bullet Train

A former and unlucky assassin codenamed ‘Ladybug’ is determined to do his job peacefully after one too many gigs...

Developer sparks storage stress

Byron-based property owner/developer, Josh Thompson, has created a shitstorm within the community after trying to evict customers renting 160 units at his ACE storage facility within a week, to make way for 26 warehouses.

Stories about "Climate crisis":

Climate Council: ‘Climate change isn’t a footnote to the story of these floods. It is the story.’

In response to the event flooding event that devastated much of the Northern Rivers, the Climate Council is calling for action and accountability to avoid further such harm and greater protections for communities and emergency services. 

The Coal Monster’s victims could dwarf the impacts of COVID-19

Healthcare workers staged a climate ‘die-in’ in Melbourne this morning with leading public health advocates, healthcare workers and community members are taking action outside the offices of what they say is Australia’s biggest climate polluter, AGL.

The future of climate change is here

The smoke has been settling in the valley like mist in the mornings as fires burn throughout NSW and Queensland.

Join the global School Strike 4 Climate action

What are you doing on September 20? If you have any regard for the environment you might well be joining students around the world in striking for the climate.

All aboard the Extinction Express

Something has changed in the climate crisis argument…

Brisbane peak hour traffic stopped for climate crisis

Extinction Rebellion used non-violent protest in Brisbane this morning at around 7.30am to highlight the need to take action on the climate emergency.

Autocracy or democracy for Byron Shire?

The New Yorker Magazine recently wrote a quote from Mr Rupert Murdoch ‘The truth is authoritarian governments do work!’ Hold that thought. It has been...

Criminalising protest

In another Sstate government descent into criminalising protest, to protect their own government’s sabotage of a liveable planet, last Thursday new laws were passed...

Mullum pods

First, Hans Lovejoy’s article ‘emergency wedged’ was educational, factual and provided valuable information to the community. Michele Grant’s letter (27 July) was emotive overgeneralisations...

Flood residents get $650 from Lismore Council

Lismore City Mayor Steve Krieg today announced that 1,558 residents will receive a grant of $650 from the Lismore Flood Appeal.