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AFL Aussie Rules Grand Final in Western Australia... Rugby League Grand Final in Queensland... Melbourne Cup in Tasmania?    Margaret Keating,...

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Thanks Frank Mills

We had lost our highway protest, but during those colourful marches we had the beginnings of a stronger sense...

Girl Guides launch Child Safe Child Friendly Framework

It’s International Day of the Girl Child and Girl Guides Australia are taking the opportunity to launch their Child Safe Child Friendly Framework.

COVID-19 update in Northern NSW

From 8 pm yesterday, 12 new cases of COVID-19 have been detected in Northern NSW. Nine cases have been identified...

Radiance Kitchen

Congratulations to Dexter and Linda, operators of Radiance Kitchen, who are celebrating their tenth anniversary of selling the region’s...

The say ‘beer’ a lot press conference on NSW opening up

Today the NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet hosted a press conference at Watson’s Pub in Sydney's Moore Park. The theme of...

‘Blood, sweat and no beers: NSW, we’re back – you’ve earned it’

The new NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet held a press conference at a Sydney club this morning where he spoke about the state opening up toorrow. 'Today is a big day for the state. You've earned it. It's been 100 days of blood, sweat and no beers but we've got it, and we're back!'

Stories about "Federal Budget":

Breathtaking injustice

Rhonda Ansiewicz, Federal Here we have Morrison on $10,000 a week and a net worth of $48 million, together with Frydenberg on several hundred thousand a...

Momentum gets boost to help DV victims in Ballina

The Rotary Club of Ballina-on-Richmond has teamed up with Momentum Collective in Tamar Street to create ten care packs for women and children escaping domestic violence.

Thus Spake Mungo: ScoMo’s budget and the politics of greed

Scott Morrison’s budget has been greeted as underwhelming, which is probably the way he likes it. There are no real losers, apart from… a basket of deplorables who do not normally vote for the coalition.

What’s in the budget for you?

As always with federal budgets, the devil is in the detail. Lucky for you we have combed through myriad commentaries to find out what really matters: will you get anything out of the budget?

Drug testing to create new trash underclass?

Dorothy Mullins, Byron Bay Dear editor Random drug testing for welfare recipients? This pearl from Budget 2017 makes the brain spin it raises so many questions: basic human...

Unemployed and pensioners ‘collateral damage’ in budget fight

Dr Cassandra Goldie, CEO of the Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS), said on Monday the budget fight looming at the start 45th Parliament...

Community services not coping: ACOSS

A new survey of Australia's community services sector reveals that 80 per cent of frontline agencies are unable to meet current levels of demand...

Let the market work its magic

Dave Lisle, Mullumbimby. For some time now we have been hearing the mantra that ‘the age of entitlement is over’. It’s Joe Hockey’s signature slogan because, at six words, it is too prolix for Tony Abbott. He prefers such concision as ‘stop the boats’, ‘axe the tax’, ‘ditch the witch’.

How to hallucinate a budget crisis

Even after 15 hours of surgery my recovery was not entirely beset by hallucinations. But given the amount of kites, balloons, smoke and mirrors emanating from the government about what will and won’t, might and mightn’t, be in the budget, it may as well have been.

Mandatory vax

I write to you in response to the article on the front page of The Echo relating to mandatory vax. I find it extremely...

End the cult

A military conflict between China and the USA would very likely result in global nuclear war, a major setback to human civilisation and possibly...

Hundreds queue to have COVID test and two new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) is urging people to continue coming forward for testing and vaccination after two further COVID-19 cases were reported in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, October 14. 

Charges after cars damaged in police pursuit – Coffs Harbour

Police say a man has been charged following a pursuit, where a number of cars – including an unmarked police car – were sideswiped on the Mid-North Coast yesterday.