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Ready for the meta-crisis?

The attempted assassination of Donald Trump has caused shock waves, but it’s sadly not surprising this would happen, with so much hate and vitriol being expressed in the US presidential race.

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Losing town water access

I grew up and live in Mullumbimby, and I know locals have a strong opinion about the Byron Shire...

From feeding a young family to a community

Farmer Nicole Dayman is one of the newest members of Byron Farmers Market, having joined the market earlier this...

Go north for great films

Celebrating its tenth year, the 2024 Saxo Scandinavian Film Festival full program has been launched with a stellar line-up showcasing the best new cinema from the Nordic region.

It’s Play School!

This year, your favourite Play School TV friends are stepping out of the screen and onto the stage for ‘Let’s Play Together’. Embarking on a thrilling national concert tour started this March in Victoria, they’ll be bringing a whirlwind of fun right across the nation.

Mullum’s Wimbledon tennis day, July 28

Mullumbimby Tennis Club are having their annual Wimbledon Day on Sunday, July 28, commencing from 10.30am. Organisers say, ‘The community...

Zionism is not a dirty word

I was disheartened reading Heilpern’s article (Echo, July 3). I understand his confusion when stating '… an antisemite one...

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New premier has her work cut out

Liberal MPs have endorsed Gladys Berejiklian as the 45th premier of NSW, the state’s seventh premier in 12 years.

NSW health minister on her way out

NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner will be shuffled out of Premier Mike Baird’s cabinet: he knows it and she knows it. The only questions are: when, how and who will succeed her?

Australia’s Iraq ‘stalemate’ still stimulating terrorist recruitment

Australia is now mired in an open-ended $300 million a year debacle in Iraq, with no coherent exit strategy except, apparently, to maximise the risk to Australians that the government's campaign against Islamic State is creating, writes Bernard Keane.

AFP refuse to apologise after Bali executions

The Australian Federal Police has insisted its entire handling of the Bali nine case was appropriate at every stage, and attacked criticism over the executions of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.

Abbott has been unmasked, and so has the batty Right

Whatever happens in the Liberal Party, and everyone assumes that we will only have the pleasure of Abbott’s company for another few months, the chaos in the wider circles of the Right cannot be underestimated, writes Guy Rundle.

Five lies the government is telling about data retention

In the course of the government's announcement on last week of its proposal for a mass surveillance data retention scheme, a number of falsehoods were uttered.

World’s biggest tax dodger wants competitors to pay theirs

Did you hear the one about the billionaire mogul who thought the way to fix inequality was to cut corporate taxation? But wait, here's the kicker – he's one of the world's biggest tax dodgers, but he wants a crackdown on the tax dodging of his competitors.

Cold Warriors rattling kalashnikovs can’t give MH17 meaning

There seems little doubt that MH17 was shot down with a BUK missile, fired by Russian-backed separatists – though, as usual, the media of the world is accepting a version of events long before it has been thoroughly checked out, writes Crikey's Guy Rundle.

Palmer outsmarts Abbott on carbon tax repeal

Palmer's Abbott-like inconsistency produced extraordinary, shambolic scenes as the government tried desperately to keep up with him. But for the moment, they'll deprive the government of its long-awaited moment.

Life beyond the headlines in North Korea

Outside the hotel window, operatic revolutionary anthems can be heard, rallying residents to wake up, clean their apartments and prepare for another day. So begins the day in Pyongyang, North Korea.

Support Tweed’s rough sleepers in Tweed Heads and join the Community Sleepout

Vinnies and Fred’s Place are asking for the residents of the Tweed Shire to come together for a night and experience what it is like to be homeless.

Cr Dicker calls on Ballina Council to look at future options for Wollongbar pods 

Visiting the Wollongbar pod village over the weekend, after residents were given notice to leave the pods by November, Cr Kiri Dicker said: ‘It’s total waste of taxpayers’ money to tear it down when the shortage of housing is so severe’.

Maintenance work Blackwall Drive, Wardell

Maintenance work is being carried out on Blackwall Drive, Wardell starting Monday 22 July.

Byron’s foreshore future – a closer look

Plans for Byron Bay’s foreshore are on exhibition until July 31 – Council staff propose options and a ten-year vision for the much-used space, including the removal, or partial removal of the carpark around the pool and Fishheads restaurant.