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Hospital staff want to park for free while they work

It seems that Lismore Base isn’t the only hospital whose workers would like to park their cars for free while they work.

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Liz Levy, Suffolk Park I couldn’t believe what I was reading in The Echo: a plan to turn an ‘iconic’...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault to continue facing trial

A police officer accused of assaulting a 16-year-old in Byron Bay more than three years ago is to continue facing trial this week.

TGA obstructs prescription psilocybin, MDMA

Imagine that some crazy professors convince a bunch of participants at a five-day mindfulness retreat to agree to take part in an experiment where half of them are given magic mushrooms, and half of them a placebo.

Action on Cumbalum Interchange at Ballina?

Following multiple community requests, Cr Phillip Meehan brought a motion to the last Ballina Council meeting calling for additional ramps to be built at the Cumbalum-Pacific Motorway interchange.

Green Spine parking

Ian Kingston, Mullumbimby I am concerned at the apparent loss of parking spaces proposed in the centre of Mullum under...

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Northern Territory election being gaslit?

The Northern Territory is going to the polls on 22 August, but what about the gas?

Origin fracking plans taken to task at SCU event

Origin Energy’s plans to frack the Northern Territory came under fire during a Southern Cross University (SCU) alternative-fuels event last week. Gasfield Free Northern Rivers...

A global win for anti-frackers

In a huge win for protectors in the anti-gas fight, a tribunal of international legal experts has delivered a scathing report on fracking, arguing the unconventional gas and oil drilling method is a human rights violation.

Community still fighting gas expansion in Narrabri

Even though almost all of the 23,000 submissions in response to the the Santos Narrabri Project were against Pilliga CSG mining going ahead, locals...

Country women are standing up for the land

The second state Country Women’s Association has raised its hand to protect the future of the land and rural communities.

If Victoria can ban CSG fracking, ‘so should NSW’

The Victorian government's decision this week to ban coal-seam gas (CSG) exploration and fracking has sparked a renewed call by anti-CSG activists in the northern rivers for a total ban across NSW of all CSG activity.

Victoria bans CSG, fracking for good

The Victorian government will permanently ban CSG exploration and fracking, with Premier Daniel Andrews declaring the decision a win for the state's farmers, but in NSW the fight to defeat a massive Pilliga wastewater facility continues.

Back to frocks against fracking

Harking back to Frocks on the Frontline from the Doubtful Creek and Bentley blockades, the Knitting Nanna’s hosted Frocks Back on the Frontline yesterday at the Eltham hall

Ban fracking until 2020: Vic coalition

Fracking will be banned in Victoria until 2020 if the Liberal-National coalition wins power again.

Fracking fluid found in Gloucester groundwater

The Greens mining spokesperson Jeremy Buckingham says the community's worst fears have been realised, with the EPA announcing they are investigating AGL's detection of fracking chemicals in ground water after recent hydraulic fracturing operations at Gloucester.

International Women’s Day kerfuffle at Ballina

One councillor walked out of Ballina Council's recent meeting during an emotional discussion about speakers at an upcoming IWD event.

Croquet club gets new turf as it prepares to host NSW championship

The Byron Bay Croquet Club is ready for another big year that includes new turf, hosting a state championship and building on last year’s membership growth.

Ahoy m’hearties young and old in Bangalow

‘Ahoy m’hearties’ was the catchcry at Bangalow Parklands on Saturday afternoon during the Connecting Generations Pirate Party.

Blue-green algae amber alert still active at Uki

Last Thursday Tweed Shire Council issued an amber alert for blue-green algae in the Tweed River at Uki, with Clarrie Hall Dam remaining on a green alert. This morning they say the alerts are still active.