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Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some...

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Lismore urges REX to reconsider service cancellation

The regional airline Regional Express (REX) announced yesterday that five services, including its Lismore service, would cease once government support through the RANS program is discontinued at the end of March.

A closer look at Byron Council’s fossil fuel investments

Is Byron Council putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to reducing carbon emissions?

Transparency needed

Janelle Saffin MP, State Member for Lismore. I read with interest Mia Armitage’s front page article in last week’s Echo...

Ministers misbehave

Keith Duncan, Pimlico Accusations of appalling behaviour by the Liberal Party in covering up misdeeds within its ranks just keep...

Man rescued from Upper Wilsons Creek causeway

At about 10pm last Friday a man from Mullumbimby was driving his his car along Upper Wilsons Creek Road and was swept into the creek.

Amber alert for blue-green algae at Lake Ainsworth

An amber alert has been put in place for Lake Ainsworth near Lennox Head in relation to the presence of blue-green algae.

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Can Labor win back Tweed?

It seems like ancient history now but a seat often referred to as National Party heartland was held by Labor in the early years of this century. The question is, can they win it back in 2019?

Labor sides with Leda

Terry Sharples, Tweed Heads. The Punters' Guide to the 2019 elections: As Christmas 2018 descends upon us; Tweed Country Labor becomes increasingly desperate. Justine’s hospital ‘attack’...

Tweed hospital works a boon for local business: MP

Work has commenced at the contested site of the new Tweed Valley Hospital in Kingscliff, with Tweed MP Geoff Provest (Nationals) saying it would result in ‘a local jobs boom’.

Labor promises high school for Pottsville

In the latest stage of a debate that has been raging for more than a decade, NSW Labor has committed to build a new public high school at Pottsville if elected next year.

Minister’s offer to meet hospital site opponents ‘empty’

An offer by NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard to meet with opponents of the planned Kingscliff site for the new Tweed Hospital has been described as ‘an empty gesture’ by Labor’s contender for the state seat of Tweed, Craig Elliot.

‘Nothing of environmental significance’ at Tweed Hospital site

NSW Health Infrastructure has repudiated claims by federal Richmond MP Justine Elliot (Labor) that the Kingscliff site for the new Tweed Hospital would need to be assessed by the federal environment department.

Nats MP used ‘weasel words’ to disguise job losses: ALP

A vicious war of words has erupted between Labor’s candidate for the state seat of Tweed and the National Party MP for Lismore over claims 30 jobs are set to go at the Murwillumbah Firearms Registry.

More police needed, say Labor

A petition by NSW Labor calling for more police for the Tweed was launched last week, and follows on from previous sparring by Labor and the Nationals over policing numbers in the region.

Justine Elliot’s hubby to run for Labor in Tweed

Politics runs in the family for the Elliots. Craig Elliot, husband of Richmond federal MP Justine, has announced that he will be the Labor Party’s candidate for the seat of Tweed in the 2019 NSW state election.

‘The Great Reset’

Gary Opit, Wooyung I appreciated the letter by Lucas Wright (17 February) on the Great Reset conspiracy fantasy. With our privileged, western, simplistic understanding of...

Letting go

Mary McMorrow, Mullumbimby I respect the parents forgiving the drunk driver who killed their four children (one a cousin) as their way of dealing with...

Ministers misbehave

Keith Duncan, Pimlico Accusations of appalling behaviour by the Liberal Party in covering up misdeeds within its ranks just keep on keeping on. The last...

Transparency needed

Janelle Saffin MP, State Member for Lismore. I read with interest Mia Armitage’s front page article in last week’s Echo ‘Electorates miss out on bushfire...