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Did you try to vote with iVote in the LGA elections?

The NSW Electoral Commission says they are aware that some iVote users were unable to gain access to the system to vote on Saturday.

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Want to make your own nest box and help with bushfire recovery on Friday?

Conservation Volunteers Australia are running a nest-building workshop in one of Australia’s most biodiverse hotspots, the Nightcap Range, ‘to create homes and hope for wildlife’.

Lismore Councillor candidate bios – Group E: Our Sustainable Future

The Echo asked all the Lismore Councillor candidates to send in a bio. Led by current Councillor Elly Bird, the Our Sustainable Future team is Group E.

What do the Tweed Council candidates stand for?

The final day of voting for your local Tweed Shire Councill candidates is Saturday 4 December at a venue near you.

Byron/Gaza twinned

In Australia there are about 106 towns and cities in sister city or twinned relationship with counterparts worldwide. Lismore...

Voting options on paid parking

Council paid parking in Byron Bay, and National Parks NSW paid parking, has ruined the amenity we once had,...

A disappointed dog

It’s taken a whole week for my dog to read to page 21 in last week’s Echo. She’s been...

Stories about "code of conduct":

Lismore Council’s dirty Code of Conduct laundry aired at final meeting

The Annual Code of Conduct Report for Lismore City Council is a document that Council receives and notes, about the behaviour of folk in Council. It’s a ‘who's been naughty' list, but, it also appears that the ‘code’ isn’t always honourable – or honest.

Byron mayor faces two code of conduct complaints

Byron Shire Mayor Simon Richardson has defended two code of conduct complaints against him over an alleged close association with an affordable-housing proposal, and pursuing – through compliance staff – a vocal critic of council and that affordable housing project.

Cr Wanchap’s secret conflict of interest revealed

Chris Dobney & Hans Lovejoy In February this year, Byron Shire Cr Rose Wanchap was censured for breaching council’s code of conduct after voting on...

Byron’s Code of Conduct inconsistent

Tom Tabart, Bangalow. I would like to thank the Echo for shining some light on the inconsistencies of Byron Shire Council's Code of Conduct (Echo 13/1). Having extensive personal experience of code play as a councillor and having advised Angela Dunlop, the volunteer in this matter, I feel there is more to be said.

Confusion over Byron code of conduct complaints

Hans Lovejoy Two recent cases involving code of  conduct complaints  at Byron Shire Council– one against a volunteer and one against a councillor – have...

Cr Byrne to be censured for misconduct over leak

Tweed shire Cr Carolyn Byrne has been found guilty of breaches in confidentiality and is to be formally censured for misconduct after an investigation found she had leaked confidential information to a group campaigning for the return of the sacked former general manager.

And just like that the border opens (next Monday)

In a Ministerial press release, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced Queensland borders will re-open to domestic hotspots from 1am, Monday December 13.

Minister causing ‘serious and irreversible harm’ in State forests

North East Forest Alliance have accused the Ministers for Environment and Foresty, Matt Kean and Paul Toole, of dereliction of duty for failing to implement the minimal changes recommended by the Natural Resources Commission.

Dunghutti artist wins Koori Mail Indigenous Art Award

Dunghutti artist and elder Gus Kelly has won the first Koori Mail Indigenous Art Award with his powerful drawing Nobody Told Me There’d Be...

Pedalling towards better health

A new study estimates that millions of lives could be extended if people rode bicycles rather than driving cars.