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Last mayoral candidates Q and A: are you a landlord?

Here at The Echo we have seen and heard the word ‘housing’ come up time and again throughout the local government election campaign period, whether it’s from candidates or other voters.

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Personal responsibility?

Every month I, and many like me, make a worrying trip to pathology to have my blood tested. I...

Own nothing, go serfing

Although Sapote Brook’s Echo letter correctly stated that nothing was done at COP26 to stop global warming, nevertheless, over...

Byron’s shame

On Thursday, Brandon Saul was being interviewed on BayFM. He is coordinating funding for the Fletcher Street centre for...

Last chance for tickets to Byron Shire Council Meet the Candidates forum

Today is your last chance to get tickets to tonight’s Byron Shire Meet the Candidates forum in the Byron Theatre.

Govt delays action on holiday letting

The desperately-needed 90-day cap on un-hosted holiday letting promised to Byron locals by the State Government has become ensnared in a web of departmental obstructions and delays.

Lismore Councillor candidate bios – Group A: Labor

The Echo asked all the Lismore election Councillor candidates to send in a bio. First cab off the rank was current Councillor Darlene Cook and Group A.

Stories about "International Women’s Day":

Editorial – #ChooseToChallenge the patriarchy

It is easy to think we have almost achieved equality for men and women in a country like Australia – just as long as you don’t think too hard about it.

Ballina Shire Council meeting wrap-up

The last Ballina meeting was another bruising encounter for some councillors, though there were several unanimous decisions too.

International Women’s Day kerfuffle at Ballina

One councillor walked out of Ballina Council's recent meeting during an emotional discussion about speakers at an upcoming IWD event.

Supporting equality

The Wikipedia entry for feminism says: ‘Feminism is a range of social movements, political movements, and ideologies that aim to define, establish, and achieve the political, economic, personal, and social equality of the sexes’.

Where Women Lead – Peace Follows

There is a very special event this year in Mullumimby for International Women’s Day. A local Aboriginal cultural arts group, the Bunyarra Culture Collective, are hosting a unique collaboration of women showcasing strength, cultural stories and the way towards peace.

Empowering women’s program turns five

What started as an improbable idea of how to break the cycle of homelessness for at risk women, has now blossomed into a proven success with graduates living independently, and flourishing, as valued members of the community.

Women’s Day in the Bay

Women’s Day was celebrated across the Shire last Friday, as was the important work that SHIFT does in supporting women into work and education.

Domestic violence on the increase in Lismore

There has been a staggering 24.6 per cent increase in domestic assault incidents in 2018 compared to 2017 in the Lismore area according to Bureau of Crime Statistics (BOSCAR) figures.

International Women’s Day activities around Byron Shire

An event at the Ocean Shore Country Club will celebrate past local heroes, while an luncheon at Elements of Byron will help support the SHIFT Project.

Pros get in the water ahead of Women’s Day event

Crystal Cylinders Local professional surfers Matt Wilkinson and Kyuss King (Byron Bay) and Stu Kennedy (Lennox Head) competed at the Vissla Central Coast Pro at...

On the ground work assists evicted women 

We know the region has some of the highest rents, and highest housing costs in Australia. We all know that this has virtually eliminated affordable housing. We hear the stories of women and children being evicted, of couch surfing and living in cars.

What do the Tweed Council candidates stand for?

The final day of voting for your local Tweed Shire Councill candidates is Saturday 4 December at a venue near you.

Today is International Day of People with Disability

This language trend around People With a Disability has tended to emphasise the disability rather than the person, which can lead to derogatory labelling, depersonalisation or impersonal, collective references.

Master Mariner Bill Fenelon looks to the future of Tweed Shire

Bill Fenelon, who has called the Tweed Valley home since 2009, is heading up Group A and is running as an Independent with Carolyn...