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Hayo van der Woude, Myocum 2021 promises to be the greatest year yet for revelations of unethical behaviour and corruption in...

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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...

ABC maintaining independence?

Fast Buck$, Coorabell I’m a fan of the ABC so I’m a bit disappointed that the local ABC radio station has...

Two WRHS rescue flights from Tabulam in one day

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (WRHS) say they travelled to Tabulam twice yesterday in separate incidents in the town.

Pro rail groups join to rally on Thursday

Four local groups have banded together and will host a rally calling for urgent consultation on the removal of the train tracks on the Murwillumbah to Crabbes Creek rail corridor.

COVID-19 vaccination clinic opens at Tweed Mall

Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) has announced that a new location for getting the COVID -19 vaccination has opened today in Tweed Heads.

Celebrating 12 years of liberating food for those in need

Liberation Larder is located on Fletcher St Byron Bay behind the community centre and was founded in 2009 by Venerable Honu, a Buddhist nun, who recognised there were many people in our community struggling to make ends meet. 

Stories about "Federal election 2019":

Editorial: The age of deep fake

As the dust settles from May 18, the first casualty from the federal election appears political polling following anger and confusion at the misleading federal election prediction.

How Murdoch and the miners screwed us yet again

Let’s get a few numbers straight first: this was not a landslide or a blowout and the people of Australia did not fall in line behind the grinning salesman Scott Morrison...

Apocalyptic Election Juggernaut Edition

The Echo’s front cover last week went down somewhat better than the election results for many and we’ve had plenty of questions about the...

Page candidate Q&A

Responses from five of the seven candidates for the May 18 election are as follows.

Editorial: Dear federal member of parliament

Despite pressures to the contrary, it is your role to represent your constituents not only locally but in how the country is being run.

Richmond candidate Q&A

Responses from five of the eight candidates for the May 18 election are as follows. There was no reply from Morgan Cox (Christian Democratic Party...

Nats candidate embroiled in eligibility fiasco

The eligibility of Nationals federal candidate Matthew Fraser has come under question after sitting MP Justine Elliot (Labor) provided evidence that he has a...

Climate protesters to hit the streets on election day

Members of Extinction Rebellion Byron Bay will take to the streets of Mullumbimby this Saturday to urge locals to think about the survival of the planet when casting their vote in the Federal Election.

Is Elliot loosing the essential swinging voter in Richmond?

Labor's proposal to support fracking in the Northern Territory is highlighting the risk for many locals of voting for Labor over the Greens in a seat like Richmond where there is a real chance of The Greens winning the seat.

Lismore forum calls on government to ‘Raise the Rate’ of Newstart

Could you pay your rent and bills, buy food and try look for work or training on $40 a day? ACOSS are in Lismore on Friday and are asking you to join them at their forum to raise your voice for Raising the Rate of government support for job seekers on Newstart.

Localisation fantasy

Boyd Kellner, Newrybar The world’s richest person, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has increased his wealth from $130 billion to $186 billion during the pandemic. USA...

Anatomy is destiny

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre Five members of Byron Friends of Palestine visited Justine Elliot to discuss whether the ALP would endorse public condemnation...

Vaccinations

Vyvyan Stott, Mullumbumby The government doctors have announced that vaccinations are compulsory for nurses . Yet our constitution states parliament may make laws regarding health, but...

Bad news

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I’ve taken umbrage with the expression, ‘fake news,’ – proud of our Echo – but the article on page 5,...