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Police raid ‘unauthorised events’ in national parks

Police say that eleven people have been charged following unauthorised gatherings held at national parks on the weekend.

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Queensland Parliamentary Annexe disturbed by Extinction Rebellion protest

This morning, October 13, a protest organised by Extinction Rebellion disrupted the Queensland Parliamentary Annexe in Brisbane.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 12 October, 2021

Check out what's on at the cinema this week in Ballina and Byron

Cultural heritage report goes public

A redacted copy of the 2013 Ainsworth Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment document has been made publicly available on the Rous County Council website, clarifying the extensive Widjabul-Wiabul connections with the land which would have been inundated by the Dunoon Dam.

COVID-19 hospital horror – opening up and the dangers ahead

A hospital is not a health farm. For a start, the food has a terrible reputation. Seriously though, when life is on the brink, a hospital is the destination.

Let’s get real

AFL Aussie Rules Grand Final in Western Australia... Rugby League Grand Final in Queensland... Melbourne Cup in Tasmania?    Margaret Keating,...

Killing democracy

I believe the following information is essential knowledge for all Australians. Independent Senator Rex Pattrick has blasted Morrison for...

Stories about "High Speed Rail":

High speed rail

Louise Doran, Ocean Shores. The study into High Speed Rail (HSR) by the clean-energy consultancy Beyond Zero Emissions argues the east coast network would cost $84 billion to build and could pay for itself in 40 years. This study includes a station at Lismore, which would serve locals as well as the five million national and international visitors to the region.

High-speed train could connect to local line

Louise Doran, Ocean Shores. It’s imperative that the Casino to Murwillumbah rail line be restored for local trains to connect our communities to the HSR. It’s incomprehensible that an area which is a major national and international tourist destination has little or no public transport.

Lismore backs ‘pie in the sky’ high speed rail proposal

A high-speed rail proposal was last night described as ‘pie in the sky’ but still received backing from a majority of Lismore city councilors.

Lismore considers high speed rail report

A proposed high-speed rail project could have Lismore residents traveling to Brisbane to work in just 45 minutes, or in Sydney in just 2.5 hours.

Perrottet & Opus Dei

Bugga! Just when we don’t need to expect the Spanish Inquisition, out pops its wolf-in-sheep’s clothing remake: Opus Dei. New Premier, Dominic Perrottet is...

Bio-energy vs biodiversity

I thank The Echo for so clearly informing the readers of the ongoing concerns of Byron Bird Buddies and Byron community members when addressing...

Raucous AUKUS

Over the last 20 years or more, Australia has benefited greatly from its economic relationship with China. You may have noticed that most of...

Let’s get real

AFL Aussie Rules Grand Final in Western Australia... Rugby League Grand Final in Queensland... Melbourne Cup in Tasmania?    Margaret Keating, Ocean Shores