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Art headed for the bin after Lismore competition

Making rubbish look great is the outcome of a resent art competition in Lismore – Indigenous art, koalas, rainbows, bats and lorikeets all feature in artwork that will soon be printed onto new bins in Carrington Street.

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Man missing from Cudgen

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man missing from the Far North Coast.

Jailer Dutton

Paul Brecht, Evans Head Peter Dutton, top jailer of poor refugees and kids, and now one very sick one, has spent...

Massive multi-dwelling Paterson Street DA before Planning Panel

The Northern Regional Planning Panel (NRPP), an unelected consent authority that overrides Council decision making, will be considering a...

You Can Close Your Eyes

There is a beautiful James Taylor song (‘You Can Close Your Eyes’) that commences with the words; Oh, the sun is surely sinking down, But the moon is slowly rising. 

History as she is wrote

It seems that I may have touched a nerve in my attempt to give some background to Byron Greens...

Police withdraw charge against protester 

The police case against a Byron local arrested at a ‘My body, my choice’ protest has been dropped, according to rally organiser Dean Jefferys.

Stories about "education":

Professor Offord makes Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Ocean Shores resident and Emeritus Professor, Baden Offord, has been named on the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List, ‘For distinguished service to tertiary education in the field of human rights, social justice, and cultural diversity’.

Healthy Minds Club powering ahead

Since The Echo last spoke to Lennox Head's Jackson Connellan, from The Healthy Minds Club, things have become even busier. Formed originally in response to...

Storylines – the education gap

Access to a good quality education can ensure that an individual will be successful in life. Unfortunately for Indigenous Australians, equal access to educational...

Could pyrolysis help solve the plastics crisis?

Philippe Dupuy from the Lismore Environment Centre thinks there is a role for pyrolysis technology in dealing with the global plastic waste dilemma, with new technology making it possible to turn plastic waste into a useful resource.

Growth pains for Ballina Coast High School?

Ballina Coast High School has announced that demountables will be used to accommodate extra students next year. How could a newly-built $50 million state of the art super-school already be full to overflowing?

Opposition to Education Department’s new behaviour strategy

Three groups who have the welfare of our children in common, have come together have come together to voice their strong objection to the Department of Education’s mishandling of changes to the suspension and expulsion policy.

‘We are not pointless’: fee hikes for the humanities 

An overhaul of fees in Australian universities will see humanity courses cost more than double of what students are paying right now. But what does this mean for Australia and its future?

Students are not citizens – Australia’s new educational policy

Was Australia's education too effective at giving students the tools to become active, knowledgeable citizens? Are young people who are confused, apathetic, and ignorant of political processes what conservative politicians are really looking for?

List of schools closed today due to bushfires

More than 50 schools and TAFE campuses are closed today due to bushfires.

Northern Rivers spelling star to compete in state final

Xavier Morris is from Lennox Head Public School and will compete against 48 other students from across NSW in the spelling bee’s junior section this Friday, 8 November

Locals to fight back with a series about the REAL Byron Bay

News that Netflix was planning to film a vacuous docudrama in Byron Bay brought a collective snort of derision across the Shire.

Vaccine passports

David Warth, Byron Bay Vaccine passports, aka certificates, are now sitting in the wings waiting to be taken up by state governments. There was no bill...

Failure after failure

Keith Duncan, Pimlico One policy failure after another; what does it take for ‘shifty’ Morrison to come clean, show leadership, and finally accept responsibility? He had three...

New case of COVID-19 in Brisbane

Queensland has recorded one new case of COVID-19 in the community yesterday, with contact tracing underway after an international cabin crew member tested positive.