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Last mayoral candidates Q and A: are you a landlord?

Here at The Echo we have seen and heard the word ‘housing’ come up time and again throughout the local government election campaign period, whether it’s from candidates or other voters.

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Not wedging

Though it may be puzzling to some, I am heartened to see that some of the candidates for the...

Fatal crash – Alstonville

A man has died following a crash in Alsonville yesterday.

Biodiversity, not dogs

Alison Drover’s comment is a welcome reminder of what Byron Shire, at our core, is representing – biodiversity. How do...

Response to Ian Cohen and Paul Jones

I am proud to be running as Labor’s mayoral candidate for Byron Shire, with a great team that comes...

Own nothing, go serfing

Although Sapote Brook’s Echo letter correctly stated that nothing was done at COP26 to stop global warming, nevertheless, over...

On the ground work assists evicted women 

We know the region has some of the highest rents, and highest housing costs in Australia. We all know that this has virtually eliminated affordable housing. We hear the stories of women and children being evicted, of couch surfing and living in cars.

Stories about "data retention":

Privacy ends October 13, 2015

The Abbott government’s new law on collecting the country’s ‘metadata’ from all of our communications devices will go into effect next month.

Finally, the Labor-Coalition surveillance deal revealed

The major parties have hammered out a deal on data retention that will see a public interest advocate arguing against police being able to access a journalist's metadata as part of a warrant process, writes Bernard Keane.

Govt priorities now include snooping on public’s internet, phone records

Greens senator Scott Ludlam speaks to Hans Lovejoy about how the government’s plans to keep tabs on us are flawed

On the ground work assists evicted women 

We know the region has some of the highest rents, and highest housing costs in Australia. We all know that this has virtually eliminated affordable housing. We hear the stories of women and children being evicted, of couch surfing and living in cars.

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.

Today is International Day of People with Disability

This language trend around People With a Disability has tended to emphasise the disability rather than the person, which can lead to derogatory labelling, depersonalisation or impersonal, collective references.

Master Mariner Bill Fenelon looks to the future of Tweed Shire

Bill Fenelon, who has called the Tweed Valley home since 2009, is heading up Group A and is running as an Independent with Carolyn...