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Vyvyan Stott, Mullumbumby The government doctors have announced that vaccinations are compulsory for nurses . Yet our constitution states parliament may...

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Bring them home to Biloela

Marilyn Perkins, MEd, JP, Wollongbar Given the recent news that Tharnicaa is seriously ill, and has been flown to hospital in...

Pocket Herbs and Indigenous organisation, Currie Country partner to supply native foods

An important ingredient in creating a high-quality, unique dining experience in the Northern Rivers is the diversity and availability...

Pro rail trail association urges Council to award construction tender

Representatives from the Northern Rivers Rail Trail Association are urging Tweed Shire Council to award the construction tender for the Murwillumbah to Crabbes Creek section of the corridor at this week’s Council meeting.

Tender to build rail trail from M’bah to Crabbes Creek awarded

The debate over the tender for the building of the rail trail between Murwillumbh and Crabbes Creek was ultimately...

Calls for Minister to conduct ‘genuine’ consultation on Murwillumbah mega-school

The Murwillumbah community and SOS (Save Our Schools) are calling on the NSW Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell to...

Is it really an MO? Or just a subdivision?

Ray Goodwin, MARRA Ratepayers and residents are to eat dust, cooked in potholes on Blindmouth Road because of the road conditions...

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.

Opposition to same-sex marriage grounded in sexual prejudice

Nick Haslam As the Australian same-sex marriage debate heats up it may be time for cool reflection on the sources of our polarised views. Recent...

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...

Bad news

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I’ve taken umbrage with the expression, ‘fake news,’ – proud of our Echo – but the article on page 5,...

Tender to build rail trail from M’bah to Crabbes Creek awarded

The debate over the tender for the building of the rail trail between Murwillumbh and Crabbes Creek was ultimately held behind closed doors, Mayor...

Massive multi-dwelling Paterson Street DA before Planning Panel

The Northern Regional Planning Panel (NRPP), an unelected consent authority that overrides Council decision making, will be considering a 14 townhouse DA for Paterson...

Backsliders coming to Lennox

Australian music legends the Backsliders are coming to Lennox Head for the first time, to play at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Saturday 26 June 2021.