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Seapeace: the late Tony Maxwell’s wetland legacy

Many curious minds have pondered the purpose of the rice paddy-like waterbodies that scallop the contour lines out into the Ewingsdale coastal plain that can be viewed from St Helena Road.

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Government modelling fails to reflect women’s interrupted careers

New research to be released this week analyses two decades of Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey to estimate the actual labour force experience of women over their life and accounts for working when super is not paid.

Rapey Liberal culture is their undoing

Former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins’ steel-eyed testimony around rape allegations saw spiders crawl from under rocks and spread in all directions last week. 

Naming Ben Franklin

Cecily McGee, Mullumbimby It's very misleading for the Byron Shire Echo to repeatedly give Ben Franklin free media coverage,  as in...

M1 closed both directions at Yelgun

Traffic is currently at a standstill between Ocean Shores and Crabbes Creek on the M1 Pacific Highway following a truck crash at around 7am this morning.

Shores United win local derby in season opener

Shores United FC began their season in the Anzac Cup B football competition with a 3-1 win over local rivals the Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC last Sunday.

Leadership lost

Paul Leitch, Ewingsdale Thanks to Hans Lovejoy for commenting on the proposed Ewingsdale Development (24 February). It is worthwhile noting that...

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.

Caravan park to pay $2.3mil plus to consumers

The NSW Court of Appeal has upheld the Supreme Court’s decision arising from the sale of the movable dwellings located on waterfront sites along the Tweed River.

Government modelling fails to reflect women’s interrupted careers

New research to be released this week analyses two decades of Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey to estimate the actual labour force experience of women over their life and accounts for working when super is not paid.

Ballina cleans up!

Clean Up Australia Day was a great success in Ballina, with the beach clean up event organised by Ballina Coastcare yesterday attracting twenty volunteers.

Lismore future councillor information sessions

With the delayed Local Government elections being held in September, several councils, including Lismore City Council, are holding information sessions for community members who are thinking about running for Council.