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While Hamas exists, Palestine will never be free

In response to David Heilpern’s article regarding antisemitism and Israel, (Echo, July 3) it is probably generally agreed that...

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Woman charged with DV-related offences – Casino and Goonelabah

A woman will face court today over a domestic violence offence.

Karkalla at Home: 110 recipes using native foods

Karkalla at Home is a vibrant cookbook that brings Australia’s wonderful bounty of unique native foods into the home...

Getting the word out on wildlife

The Young and Wild project by young women and run by Byron Youth Service (BYS) has produced wildlife stickers and murals, all to raise awareness of the plight of our native animals.

NSW Drug Summit announced – finally

The NSW Labor government has finally delivered on their election promise to hold a NSW Drug Summit that will take place this year. 

Elections

As a 65 year-old man, it should be illegal for me to vote. Start at 18 finish at 65,...

Residents face being cut from Mullum’s water 

Dozens of Mullumbimby residents located close to the town’s local water source at Lavertys Gap Weir in Wilsons Creek are uniting against a recommendation by Byron Shire Council staff to disconnect the town’s local water supply.

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Lismore flood fund donations tax deductible

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has granted fund tax deductibility status to the Lismore Flood Fund. This means that everyone who has made a donation to the Lismore City Council Flood Appeal fund can now claim the donated amount as a tax deduction.

A self-hating Jew

A self-hating Jew means ‘antisemite’. David Heilpern’s 3 July article was underpinned with lies, and hateful sentiments toward one group of Australians: the Jewish...

Losing town water access

I grew up and live in Mullumbimby, and I know locals have a strong opinion about the Byron Shire Council. I had always given...

Lavertys Gap history

The Lavertys Gap hydro power station was installed in 1919. In 1939, during the Great Depression, people had no money, and Council decided to...

Electricity lines clipped and lines come down in Lismore

Police have confirmed that a truck clipped powerlines today on Dawson Street, Lismore.