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Northern Rivers rental crisis worsens

Those advocating for people suffering from housing stress, homelessness, and poverty housing across the Northern Rivers region, say there is an urgent need for the federal government to invest in social housing.

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Make your vote count in the Council elections

I want to make my vote count, and elect a mayor and Council that actually represents local interests and...

Growing number of dogs

Thanks to Alison Drover for her informative article in last week’s Echo regarding the growing number of dogs in...

The high cost of endometriosis

One in six women with endometriosis have lost their jobs due to the condition.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Crossing Over

I miss travelling. I miss the thrill of going somewhere new. The last few years feels like we’ve had no adventures. No interesting and foreign lands to explore.  It’s been all about staying at home. Thanks to Annastacia Palaszczuk, going to Queensland feels a bit like going overseas. I’ve had to cross the border for work a few times lately. 

The no-dam business case

There are groups standing for election next Saturday who are composed mainly of high profile business people. Many people...

Cartoon of the week – 1 December, 2021

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Stories about "cross-border issues":

Calls for a Northern Rivers border zone to ease Queensland restrictions

With Sydney COVID-19 case increasing, and the Sydney lockdown extending local Labor MP Justine Elliot and some local Mayors and Councillors have called on fellow Liberal and Nationals state MPs to support a Northern Rivers border checkpoint ‘to keep our community safe and to protect local jobs and businesses’.

Tweed Councillor calls for more vaccines as Qld tightens border

Any essential worker who has permission to cross the border to enter either Queensland must have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine from 21 August.

Provest fails to deliver on cross-border issues

Ron Goodman, Tweed Labor candidate. Tweed Nationals MP Geoff Provest's ongoing failure on cross-border issues has been brought in to focus once again by the imminent start of daylight saving in NSW on Sunday, 5 October.

The power goes out on the Far North Coast

Essential Energy says that just over 21,000 homes and businesses on the Far North Coast were affected by unplanned outages on Saturday night, following the severe storms that swept through the region.

Lismore’s new mayor ‘looking forward to working on a united, productive council’

The December 4 LGA election was held on a hot and humid summer’s day in Lismore, a true representation of why it’s sometimes called ‘the wok’,

Byron/Gaza twinned

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

Beam me up Scotty

Scotty, you have the knack of rendering all of life’s complex problems in simple, meaningful terms. I used to rely on Facebook to give...