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Tweed Council rejects Casuarina disability viewing platform

Issues of queue jumping, the allocation of Tweed Shire Council’s resources in both time and money, and responding to...

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Resilience through biodiversity and awareness

The Byron Shire Resilience and Regeneration Roadshow will be in Brunswick Heads this Saturday, as part of a series of events across the region tackling the question: ‘How do we create more resilient communities in 2021?’

Suffolk pump track

Dr Ray Moynihan, Suffolk Park Thanks to The Echo for ongoing coverage of the debate about the proposed pump track...

Gold Coast of Byron

Matt Hartley, Byron Bay I think it’s all about canals, West Byron, and a pile of money. Since The Echo...

Amber alert for blue-green algae at Lake Ainsworth

An amber alert has been put in place for Lake Ainsworth near Lennox Head in relation to the presence of blue-green algae.

Update: Main Arm raids… The police are in Mullum!

After several reports today from readers that there is a 'massive drug operation' and a 'gun and drug unit from Parramatta!', an intrepid Echonetdaily drudge wandered over to Barry Lomath Oval next to the skate park and netball courts in Mullum.

Cavanbah centre gets a taste of 3×3 basketball

The Byron Beez basketball team in collaboration with the U League hosted a 3x3 tournament at the Cavanbah centre at the end of January that attracted 30 teams.

Stories about "gay marriage":

Gays would be worse off under Paterson bill: Law Council

The draft bill to legalise same-sex marriage, released by Senator James Paterson yesterday, represents an ‘extraordinary and perilous’ winding back of Australia's anti-discrimination laws under the cover of marriage equality, according to the Law Council of Australia.

Marriage for all

Tonight: marriage equality forum at the Lismore Workers club from 6pm with former Olympic swimmer Daniel Kowalski.

Our cruel leadership denying my rights to get married

Rachel Heap, Mullumbimby. I heard the news that the Liberal and National Party coalition voted 66 to 33 to vote as a block to oppose marriage equality. That means two thirds of the people in that room (the majority of them), don't think that my love is equal or worthy, and so they deny me the right to get married.

Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: Why is Tony Abbott scared of same-sex marriage?

I don’t imagine there are too many loving gay couples putting an empty seat aside for Mr Abbott just in case he decides to cross the floor and the sexuality divide at the same time. He’s like the Grinch who stole gay weddings.

Aust edging towards gay marriage: Wong

Labor's Penny Wong says support is growing for gay marriage but getting legislation through will depend on coalition MPs getting a conscience vote.

Gay marriage laws worth it: ACT govt

ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher believes any High Court decision to strike down the territory's same-sex marriage laws will force the federal parliament to...

Your invite to Australia’s first gay marriages

‘I now have the greatest pleasure to announce that this couple is legally married,’ cries celebrant Judy Aulich to a chorus of cheers.

Same-sex couples tie knot in Canberra

Ivan Hinton (L) and Chris Teoh (R), are congratulated by a friend (C) after being married at Canberra's Old Parliament House on Saturday. The...

Bringing down the heat in our ‘hood

How well we survive the future depends on our vision for our towns and suburbs – and on how we bring that vision about.

Resilience through biodiversity and awareness

The Byron Shire Resilience and Regeneration Roadshow will be in Brunswick Heads this Saturday, as part of a series of events across the region tackling the question: ‘How do we create more resilient communities in 2021?’

Housing affordability on agenda at Ballina

With the housing crisis worsening in Ballina and across the Northern Rivers, councillors agreed that something had to be done about the problem at their meeting yesterday.

Final stage of Lismore Base Hospital get underway

The redevelopment works commenced in late 2016 and the final stage is now getting underway to complete the Lismore Base Hospital referbishment.