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Did you try to vote with iVote in the LGA elections?

The NSW Electoral Commission says they are aware that some iVote users were unable to gain access to the system to vote on Saturday.

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Outgoing Ballina independent speaks out against Dunoon Dam campaign

Outgoing independent Cr Sharon Parry has seldom contacted The Echo during her time on the council but says she felt honour bound this week.

Vote for community

From 2007 to 2020, I lived in Byron Bay. I worked as a community-based coastal and marine researcher and...

Lismore’s new mayor ‘looking forward to working on a united, productive council’

The December 4 LGA election was held on a hot and humid summer’s day in Lismore, a true representation of why it’s sometimes called ‘the wok’,

Editorial – More Byron Shire council candidate Q&A!

Where do candidates stand on disused railways and pay parking? Are they to the left of Chairman Mao Zedong, or the right of Genghis Khan?

New COVID exposure site on the Gold Coast

Queensland Health says that a public health alert is being issued for contact tracing locations on the Gold Coast.

Lismore Council elections

I’m somewhat bemused by the candidates for the Lismore Council election. One ticket has 14 candidates, when there are...

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Surveillance law could target and fine protesters

Proposed federal cyber laws, if passed, would pose ‘significant risks’ around the rule of law doctrine and the separation of powers, says Law Council president, Dr Jacoba Brasch QC.

Media freedom laws welcomed by Law Council   

A law advocacy group has welcomed key recommendations of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security in its review of press freedom.

Dangerous livestream laws ‘ill-informed’ – Law Council

New federal legislation that criminalises ‘abhorrent violent’ videos has passed into law, despite damnation from the IT sector and the Law Council of Australia.

And just like that the border opens (next Monday)

In a Ministerial press release, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced Queensland borders will re-open to domestic hotspots from 1am, Monday December 13.

Minister causing ‘serious and irreversible harm’ in State forests

North East Forest Alliance have accused the Ministers for Environment and Foresty, Matt Kean and Paul Toole, of dereliction of duty for failing to implement the minimal changes recommended by the Natural Resources Commission.

Dunghutti artist wins Koori Mail Indigenous Art Award

Dunghutti artist and elder Gus Kelly has won the first Koori Mail Indigenous Art Award with his powerful drawing Nobody Told Me There’d Be...

Pedalling towards better health

A new study estimates that millions of lives could be extended if people rode bicycles rather than driving cars.