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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.

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Own nothing, go serfing

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

A little rail tale

There is still a chance to save our wonderful railway line between Casino and Murwillumbah, especially in the Byron...

Accusations of false dam claims in Cr Cadwallader’s mayoral campaign

Ballina Shire Council candidates against the idea of a new dam in Byron’s hinterland are accusing fellow candidate Sharon Cadwallader of false claims in her electoral campaign.

Entertainment in the Byron shire for the week beginning 1 December, 2021

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Ballina Council agrees to consider tighter holiday let policy

The Ballina Shire Council has voted unanimously to investigate options for restricting short-term rental accommodation.

Which values are important?

Public opinion sure is divided about the Dunoon Dam (the DuD). Clearly it does not have sufficient social licence...

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Lismore residents alarmed by subdivision DA adjoining Wilson Nature Reserve

A proposal for twelve new lots in the buffer zone between Wilson Nature Reserve and existing houses on City View Drive, East Lismore, has local residents worried.

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...

Election week sees Vanessa Ekins doing her blocky

Enjoying a few precious minutes break in an election week is a real luxury and Lismore mayoral candidate and current Mayor Vanessa Ekins managed to fit an Echo interview in between her TAFE Auslan course and the pre-poll station on Woodlark Street.