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Rail, trail or both?

Not-for-profit Northern Rivers Railway, and Northern Regional Railway Company, are working to extend a climate-friendly passenger train service to...

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Youth crime

Boring as I might seem on this subject, National service is the most applicable method of getting ‘youth crime’...

Byron’s foreshore future – a closer look

Plans for Byron Bay’s foreshore are on exhibition until July 31 – Council staff propose options and a ten-year vision for the much-used space, including the removal, or partial removal of the carpark around the pool and Fishheads restaurant. 

Tyagarah – changed overnight traffic conditions

From Monday, July 22 there will be changed traffic conditions on Tyagarah Creek Bridge on the Pacific Highway at Tyagarah to carry out essential maintenance.

Time to get back into the Lismore CBD as occupancy rate hits over 75 per cent

The audit of the Lismore central business district (CBD) has seen occupancy rates hit 76.8 per cent. 

Affordable housing

The Country Women’s Association of NSW’s policy is to advocate to governments to prioritise the construction of social and...

Regen Ag program on offer

Farm entrepreneurs in agrifood, agtech or agriwaste who are in start-up, or scale-up mode, are encouraged to apply for a eight-week, fully funded accelerator program at the Byron Community College.

Stories about "federal budget 2015":

Pension changes unfair

Lorraine Cobcroft, Pottsville. It's alarming that the Greens agreed to the government's short-sighted proposal to change the taper rate for aged pension asset testing.

Thus Spake Mungo: Hockey’s budget hangover

Our ever cheerful Treasurer Joe Hockey reports that the reaction to his budget has been fantastic. Well, enjoy the party Joe, because all the signs are that the morning after hangover is going to be a doozy, writes Mungo MacCallum.

Thus Spake Mungo: Tony channels Yabba to gee up the punters

The aim of the budget is not to make changes, but to produce enough of a warm and fuzzy feeling in the opinion polls so that the beleaguered government can catch its electoral breath, writes Mungo MacCallum.

Budget week: Abbott’s war on mums and China

The government artfully managed to make much of the budget week conversation about an attack on working mothers. 'Double dipping’ has been mentioned over 9000 times in the media since last Monday,

‘Stop savage budget cuts’ implores north coast MP

Richmond Labor MP Justine Elliot has called on the coalition government to abandon ‘savage and cruel cuts’ imposed in last year’s federal budget in tonight's budget announcement.

Budget cuts threaten disaster response: Oxfam

The looming cuts to aid in next week’s federal budget pose a risk to the ability of aid agencies to prepare for and respond...

Community legal centres face closure after federal cutbacks

Community legal services across the north coast will cease providing vital support services in July following savage budget cuts from the federal government unless they are reverse in the upcoming May budget.

North coast youth lose vital service

Dawn Walker, Greens federal spokesperson for Tweed. The closure of the national youth support program, Youth Connections, means our region’s most vulnerable teenagers are at risk of harm.

Heilpern’s piece

Re Heilpern’s Echo piece last week. I am not Jewish, but married into the local Israeli community. If you call a fear for my...

Common knowledge

It is common knowledge shared by Byron Shire Council (BSC) water and sewer engineering staff and the director of infrastructure that approximately twelve houses...

Mrs Elliot

It’s very unfortunate that Justine Elliot has so little confidence in herself or her party that she needs to publicly crap on the Greens’...

Tikkun Olam

David Heilpern's brilliant article 'Zionism, antisemitism and Israel' stands in complete contrast to former Israeli defence minister Moshe Dayan's recommendation that, 'Israel must be...