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One million homes to provide affordable housing say The Greens

Local Greens candidate Mandy Nolan is looking to wrest the federal seat of Richmond from Labor to claim the balance of power in the next Federal government. To do it she needs a five per cent swing.

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Reclaim Our Future koalas pay a visit to Federal MP

Today Extinction Rebellion Lismore will make sure the federal member for Page hasn’t forgotten about the black summer bushfires and their devastating impact on NSW’s koala population.

Teacher vax

Dear teachers and community members. I have recently received an email from within my school community that asks me...

A concrete solution to carbon capture

A newly developed concrete – made from recycled construction waste and industrial exhaust gases – could reduce construction emissions.

Stranded local artist shares stories from India

Vrinda Gleeson prepared for her new exhibition in a small London bedsit where she is living until she can return to her Northern Rivers home.

AI confirms over 85% of the world is affected by human-induced climate change

Brought to you by The Echo and Cosmos Magazine Climate complexity unpacked to reveal the wide reach of human-induced climate change Eighty-five percent of...

XR plans two weeks of ‘Reclaim our Future’ protests

Extinction Rebellion Lismore is part of the Northern Rivers push to highlight the issue of climate change and a march and candlelit vigil last night was the start to a fortnight of ‘Reclaim Our Future’ protests.

Stories about "Disability":

New film celebrates getting back outside

'Free From Lockdown: Back Out in Nature' is a new short film in which a group of disabled and non-disabled performers from the Northern Rivers celebrate being in nature after COVID lockdown.

One day only exhibition this Friday

For someone that drinks the amount of tea that Saffron Shand does it was no wonder that it ended up becoming part of his artwork.

Time to Raise The Dead in Brunswick

Have you ever wondered what would happen to the Addams Family if they headed to the Byron Shire?

New production springs into life at Brunswick Picture House

Integrated dance theatre group 'Sprung!!' will take to the stage next weekend for the original production of ‘French Café’ at Brunswick Picture House. Sprung!! is...

Art takes centre stage in Alice Springs for two local artists

Long term local artists and disability advocates Suzanne Whiteman and Jeremy Hawkes will be heading to Alice Springs next week as part of the Meeting Place conference to discuss the latest in arts and disability.

Disability surfing day looking for volunteers

Take the chance to help people with disabilities enjoy a surf by volunteering for the 'Let’s Go Surfing Day’ on Saturday, March 17 at Clarke's Beach, Byron Bay.

Biala Special School is excited to open their new playground

Biala Special School in Ballina is excited to be opening a new safer playground space today that was refurbished using a $30,000 grant from Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation.

Born to Dance

Elizabeth Venn, a delightful young resident of Ocean Shores, was awarded $2000 last week for her entry into a unique video competition looking at what is like to walk a day in her shoes.

New doco on disability rights movement

Defiant Lives tells the story of the rise and triumph of the disability rights movement, featuring some of the most impressive activists you've never heard of.

Managing challenging child behaviour

Parenting a child with a developmental delay or a disability can be challenging for the child, parents and family. The Stepping Stopes program is one approach to help carers and parents manage a child’s challenging behaviour

Locals gathering to object to burning forests, plastic, foils, and tyres for energy at Condong sugar mill

A public protest is taking place this Friday meet near the Condong sugar mill, north of Murwillumbah, at the big fig tree on Tweed Valley Way on Friday, 22 October at 10am to object to the burning of trees and ‘forest waste’ by Cape Byron Power to generate electricity at the Condong sugar mill.

Looking for men with osteoarthritis of the knee

Pain from arthritis can be debilitating and ‘is the most frequent cause of disability among adults in the developed world,’ says Professor Stephen Myers from Southern Cross University (SCU).

Teacher vax

Dear teachers and community members. I have recently received an email from within my school community that asks me to place my name on...

Biz smashed by new COVID-19 regime

It was proudly trumpeted as ‘Freedom Day’ by the State Government. But for much of the local business community in the Northern Rivers region, October 11 was anything but.