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State gov’t services failing to keep up with regional population growth, says independent Ballina councillor

Cr Cadwallader told The Echo on Thursday she’d be asking council staff to pursue the matter of policing resources in the shire after last month winning majority council support to pressure the government on the future of Lennox Head Public School.

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Face masks

I was just wondering if anyone has the answer to this question: If face masks have the ability to contain...

No jab, no jive?

No jab, no jive if you want to go to a festival, what the? This is blackmail by the...

Next disaster

I am impelled to bring to your attention the next environmental disaster. We’ve had plastic bottles, single use plastic...

New ocean temperature data help scientists make their hot predictions

We’ve heard that rising temperatures will lead to rising sea levels, but what many may not realise is that most of the increase in energy in the climate system is occurring in the ocean.  

COVID is here to stay

As a medical doctor of 30 years, and citizen, I have watched the last 18 months with confusion. Initially...

Moving on

In my seventy-eight years I’ve seen many changes, not only in Mullumbimby. The thing I notice most is how...

Stories about "Gay rights":

Cuddling for a cause: artist celebrates diversity with LGTBIQ portrait series

Paul Bibby Everybody loves a cuddle, and in the case of local artist Kia Maddock that love has extended to drawing and painting them. The Upper...

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.

Greens welcome end to ‘homosexual offences’

Greens NSW MP Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC has welcomed the passing of the Criminal Records Amendment (Historical Homosexual Offences) Bill 2014.

All power to the gays of darkest Africa

Gordon Balfour-Haynes, Federal. Anti-homosexual African nations claim that homosexuality is contrary to their culture — but this [was] imposed on them by colonising and missionary types.

Vladimir versus Vladimir

Meet the Italian transgender ex-MP and gay activist who dared to take on her namesake, the Russian president, and was detained for her trouble.

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...

Update: Lismore going into lockdown at 6pm

Lismore local government area (LGA) is going into lockdown for seven days from 6pm tonight following a positive case of COVID-19 in Goonellabah yesterday.

Is all cannabis the same? How do its variations impact us?

Are you interested in learning more about the cannabinoids you use? Researchers from Monash University are asking both smokers and non-smokers to help research the variety of cannabinoids and their impacts.

COVID venues of concern at Evans Head and Lismore

Three new venues of concern have been added to the list of COVID-19 venues of concern following a student at Goonellabah Public School testing...

Our 5 favourite Ig Nobel Prize Winners

Upside-down rhinos, nose-clearing sex and chewing gum forensics.