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New data reveals NSW social housing waitlist blowout

A fresh analysis by Homelessness NSW reveals where people are waiting the longest for social housing, sparking calls to double the supply of social homes and boost services funding.

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Not enough letters like this about Gaza in The Echo?

The Echo’s studied indifference to the plight of the Palestinians and its reluctance to publish letters on the subject...

New insights into great white shark behaviour off California coast

Marine scientists using tracking devices have been able to shine a spotlight on the behaviour of great white sharks...

Sweet and sour doughnuts

Victoria Cosford ‘It’s probably a good thing I don’t have a sweet tooth,’ says Megan. I’ve called in at the pop-up...

Foodie road-trip paradise: Harvest Food Trail

Calling all food and farm enthusiasts, the iconic Harvest Food Trail is happening soon, over four days from May...

Press release vs Save Wallum views

The Echo editor (page 1, 10 April) might need to consider the role of a journalist – particularly that...

Wallum ponds

There are currently two proposed developments in the Byron Shire that will endanger, if not locally exterminate, frog species.  Many...

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Coastal residents unite to fight inappropriate DAs

A new alliance of dozens of community groups campaigning to defend small coastal towns and pockets of sensitive and endangered coastal bushland from inappropriate developments launched at the NSW Parliament recently.

Tragic new record high for coastal drownings

Surf Life Saving NSW reports that surf lifesavers are battling a shocking summer that has seen volunteer surf lifesavers and lifeguards amidst the worst season for coastal drownings on record

Domestic violence service calls for urgent action to address crisis

Relationships Australia NSW is calling for urgent intervention from the NSW government to address men’s violence against women, following the horrific murder of Molly Ticehurst.

Menacing dog declaration revoked

After an emotional deputation from the owner of the dog involved, Ballina Shire Council has this morning revoked a menacing dog declaration for the kelpie Lilo, which was brought into effect following a bite in July 2022.

More Byron CBD height exceedance approved

Two multi-storey mixed-use developments with a combined value of $36.2 million have been approved for the centre of Byron Bay, despite both exceeding height limits for that part of the Shire.

eSafety commissioner granted legal injunction as X refuses to hide violent content

Australia’s Federal Court has granted the eSafety commissioner a two-day legal injunction to compel X, Elon Musk’s social media platform, to hide posts showing graphic content of the Wakeley church stabbing in Sydney.