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Dogs need control

I agree with Alison Drover’s recent article and her final line ‘wildlife needs more love, and our dog owners...

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Minor flooding may occur Friday morning at Coraki and Bungawalbyn

Heavy rainfall on Tuesday and Wednesday have caused river level rises along the Richmond and Wilsons Rivers with the Wilsons...

Byron candidates 2021 Q&A part 2

Buckle in, seats upright, and loosen the belt!  It’s time to see what candidates have to say – in full...

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...

Ballina Shire Council defs not a ‘boys’ club’, says outgoing female councillor

This person is claiming that the council is a 'boys'' club and that the out-going mayor is one of them.

Taking the tourism tiger by the tail

Tourism is a key economic driver of the Byron Shire and despite the impacts of the pandemic on the...

Biodiversity, not dogs

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

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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.

COVID update December 3: One new case and advice for international travellers

One new case of COVID-19 was reported for Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) in the 24 hours to 8pm 2 December. Northern NSW Local...

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.

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.