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Did you try to vote with iVote in the LGA elections?

The NSW Electoral Commission says they are aware that some iVote users were unable to gain access to the system to vote on Saturday.

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Outgoing Ballina independent speaks out against Dunoon Dam campaign

Outgoing independent Cr Sharon Parry has seldom contacted The Echo during her time on the council but says she felt honour bound this week.

South East Canteen: just the good stuff

Simon Haslam South East Canteen is the new project from Tyler Preston, trained at Melbourne’s cult classic Chin Chin, and...

Pryce Allsop seeks reelection for Tweed Council

Cr Pryce Allsop was a Conservative member of the previous Tweed Shire Council and hails from Murwillumbah.

Editorial – More Byron Shire council candidate Q&A!

Where do candidates stand on disused railways and pay parking? Are they to the left of Chairman Mao Zedong, or the right of Genghis Khan?

Coal shame for Queensland and Australian

Local Whitsundays resident Paul Jukes took action this morning against the continued development of the Adani Carmichael Coal Mine.

Lismore Residents Action Group say ‘no’ to Increased flight training

The Lismore Residents Action Group say they do not object to the future development of the airport, they say they are specifically concerned about the considerable increase in aircraft noise caused by flight training.

Stories about "fraud":

Charges over bushfire-related fraud – South Coast

Police say a third person has been charged following an investigation into bushfire-related fraud on the state’s South Coast.

Unique Estates founder exploits customer contacts

The former clients of luxury real estate agency Unique Estates would barely have noticed the emails from luxury boat and car hire companies in their inboxes a few months ago.

Man found with ATM skimmer, illegal debit cards in Tweed

During a search of a vehicle stopped at Banora Point yesterday, police allegedly located three mobile phones, a card skimming device, about 50 sim cards, a laptop and about 20 thumb drives plus Visa debit cards.

Fraudster tricking Ballina retail staff

A trickster has been ripping off Ballina shops by bamboozling staff while they are giving him change. The man uses the age-old technique of buying a very cheap item with a large note and asking for change.

Woman allegedly fraudulently claims illness benefit – Casino 

A woman has been charged with fraud offences in relation to financial gain for an illness at Casino. 

Man charged with $1.2m fraud from medical supply company

A former employee of a medical supply company has been charged after allegedly fraudulently obtaining more than $1.2 million from the company. Detectives from the...

Canteen manager sentenced over theft from sporting clubs

The canteen operator for Far North Coast Softball and Baseball Associations who fleeced more than $15,000 from bank accounts in 2015 and 2016 has been sentenced to an intensive corrections order.

Lismore email fraud victim loses $10,000

A Lismore company has been defrauded $10,000 in a scam involving a 'cloned' email account. Police from the Richmond Local Area Command have issued a warning following the scam urging people to question when a 'supplier' asks them to change the method of payments.

Accommodation manager ‘created fake receipts to avoid paying bill’

The manager of Ballina Manor Motel and Wilsons College student accommodation at Lismore has appeared in court after allegedly creating fake receipts to avoid paying an advertising bill of almost $6,000.

Community service order for Centrelink overpayment

A Lismore person with gender dysphoria, who was overpaid more than $41,000 by Centrelink after failing to declare the income, has been ordered to do 80 hours community service and repay the money.

And just like that the border opens (next Monday)

In a Ministerial press release, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced Queensland borders will re-open to domestic hotspots from 1am, Monday December 13.

Minister causing ‘serious and irreversible harm’ in State forests

North East Forest Alliance have accused the Ministers for Environment and Foresty, Matt Kean and Paul Toole, of dereliction of duty for failing to implement the minimal changes recommended by the Natural Resources Commission.

Dunghutti artist wins Koori Mail Indigenous Art Award

Dunghutti artist and elder Gus Kelly has won the first Koori Mail Indigenous Art Award with his powerful drawing Nobody Told Me There’d Be...

Pedalling towards better health

A new study estimates that millions of lives could be extended if people rode bicycles rather than driving cars.