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Investment fraud charges – Gold Coast

Detectives from the Financial and Cyber Crime Group have arrested and charged five people in relation to an alleged ‘boiler room’ investment fraud operating on the Gold Coast.

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Damning 2022 flood housing audit released for Northern NSW

A performance audit of how effectively, or not, the NSW government provided emergency accommodation and temporary housing in response to the 2022 floods has been released by the NSW Audit Office. 

4,000 failed

I attended the flood forum held at the Ballina RSL last Monday and was aghast to hear some of...

Natasha Lechner inquest verdict released

State Coroner Teresa O'Sullivan was in Byron Bay Courthouse on Friday afternoon to deliver her findings in the inquest into the death of Natasha Lechner, who died after taking kambo in Mullumbimby in 2019.

The zucchini omelette returns!

Victoria Cosford After a near 12-month absence, brother and sister team Rob and Michelle Costanzo from Nomadic Kitchen are coming...

Doing it for Dunkley

The eyes of Australia turn this week to the electorate of Dunkley in Victoria, historically the site of the Frankston riot and just down the road from where Harold Holt disappeared. Now it's the location of an all important federal by-election.

Bangalow Film Festival starts next week!

Bangalow Film Festival is back for its fourth year and the full program is available in all its cinematic glory – and it starts next week. Grab the popcorn and settle in for exclusive world and Australian premieres of critically-acclaimed feature films, award-winning documentaries, beloved classics, plus masterclasses with industry experts, Q&A sessions, special guest encounters and surprise events.

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Could smart speakers protect women against intimate partner violence?

New research from Monash University examines the practical, ethical and political challenges of using smart home technologies to protect women from intimate partner violence in their own homes. Should we embrace 'Big Sister'?

Ballina takes lead with anti-DV rally

More than five hundred people have rallied on the Northern Rivers along with thousands across the country calling for an end to domestic and family violence.

Ballina rally against domestic violence this Friday

Police and Rotarians are inviting people on the Northern Rivers to wear purple and join them in speaking out against domestic violence this Friday in Ballina.

Sixteen days of activism to target domestic and family violence

The NSW Police Force and Rotary have announced a new partnership aimed at raising further community awareness of domestic and family violence across NSW. This comes as the internationally recognised '16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence' campaign begins tomorrow.

DV awareness run on October 15

I Run For Her is an annual community event held by Got Your Back Sista, which aims to spark critical conversations around domestic violence on a national scale, and for the first time will host events across Australia on October 15. 

Ballina DV campaign goes international

Ballina-on-Richmond Rotary Club's domestic and family violence prevention campaign is rippling far beyond the Northern Rivers, sparking interest and support from across Australia and the wider Pacific. The Echo caught up with Rotary District Governor Dave Harmon to find out more.

DV perpetrators slammed in Operation Amarok

Operation Amarok III, an intelligence-based policing strategy led by each region’s Domestic Violence High-Risk Offender Teams ran from last Wednesday to Saturday, and involved officers from all police area commands and police districts in NSW, as well as various proactive and specialist units.

New family law support service

Families impacted by domestic violence and involved in family law proceedings in the regions, including services in locations at Lismore and Coffs Harbour, will have improved access to support as part of a major project expansion.

Lack of housing a major contributor to women living with DV

A lack of housing on the Far North Coast increases the risks of domestic violence (DV). Women are more likely to stay in DV situations, and are more at risk living on the street, because they can’t find alternative accommodation.

Looking at both sides of domestic violence

The statistics on domestic violence in Australia are staggering, but clearly not shocking enough to have more done to lower them. The courts and services are doing what they can, but the current situation is too much for both government and NGOs to handle.

How to supply water to the increasing population?

It is predicted that the next 40 years will see the demand for water increase by 50 per cent in the local government areas that Rous County Council supply with water.

Protections can’t wait another seven years for NSW critical habitat 

Protections are needed now for native habitat in NSW as the state has seen a significant increase in native habitat clearing following the NSW...

Appeal following attempted abduction – Tweed Heads

Investigators are appealing for public assistance as investigations continue into an attempted abduction in Tweed Heads at the weekend.

Floodplain fury

With the two-year flood anniversary being recognised this week, Council appears to be pushing on with its plans to seek approval from the state government for floodplain development in Mullumbimby.