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Vyvyan Stott, Mullumbumby The government doctors have announced that vaccinations are compulsory for nurses . Yet our constitution states parliament may...

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Jailer Dutton

Paul Brecht, Evans Head Peter Dutton, top jailer of poor refugees and kids, and now one very sick one, has spent...

Big donation and new poetry competition for BR4R

Local community group Ballina Region for Refugees is having a big month, with a major anonymous donation amongst other news.

It’s World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and Dementia Australia is calling for all Australians to make themselves aware of the different forms elder abuse can take and to be alert to vulnerable Australians, including people who live with dementia. 


Tom Tabart, Former Byron Greens councillor It seems that I may have touched a nerve in my attempt to give...

Connor just wants to finish his HSC in 2021

On March 23 2019 Connor Meldrum’s life changed forever and he has spent much of the last two years trying to regain normality – that is, as much normality as you can with only half a skull.

Youth stage features at Byron Music Festival

Byron Youth Service says it is proud to be partnering with Byron Music to host the first ever Youth Stage event at the Byron Music Festival, to be held around the CBD and beachfront from June 18 to 20.

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Protest rallies planned for Lismore and Ballina

A series of grassroots protests against both the state and federal governments will kick off in Lismore today with the Knitting Nannas Against Gas ‘cleaning up’ Lismore MP Thomas George’s office, and on Sunday with a major march in Ballina called People in the Park.

Match march with action

Boyd Kellner, Newrybar. Byron’s March in March rally sent a clear and strong message to the Abbott federal conservative government – it opposes its social, economic, industrial and environmental policies.

Here & Now #46

Lismore. Saturday, 1.10pm. A bloke with a Tibetan bronze trumpet that looks about a hundred years old blows a fat note over the march. It's a sound that resonates deep in the collective psyche.

Councillors defend costs of staging March in March

Byron Shire councillors have defended their support of Sunday's March in March anti-government rally in Byron Bay at which council was accused of double-dipping over a $2,000 fee for the use of a public park for the event.

Thousands march against Abbott policies

Up to 10,000 people across the northern rivers vented their anger against Abbott government policies when they marched through Lismore CBD on Saturday and Byron Bay on Sunday.

Old parties sell out to mining monsters

Bruce McQueen, Mt Burrell. Last week Greens Senator Larissa Waters introduced a bill that would give landholders the lawful right to refuse mining companies access to their property.

A need to march in March

Carl Cleves, Byron Bay. I, like many others, feel sickened by the extreme right turn this government has taken on our behalf. Asylum seekers mistreated. Trade unions investigated.

Fee-free march in March

Byron Bay’s planned political demonstration against possibly the meanest and dumbest federal government in Australia’s history has been given the green light for March 16.

March in March slugged with Byron Council fees

A much-anticipated protest against the current Abbott government and its draconian polices have hit a local bureaucratic snag.

Bad news

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I’ve taken umbrage with the expression, ‘fake news,’ – proud of our Echo – but the article on page 5,...

Tender to build rail trail from M’bah to Crabbes Creek awarded

The debate over the tender for the building of the rail trail between Murwillumbh and Crabbes Creek was ultimately held behind closed doors, Mayor...

Massive multi-dwelling Paterson Street DA before Planning Panel

The Northern Regional Planning Panel (NRPP), an unelected consent authority that overrides Council decision making, will be considering a 14 townhouse DA for Paterson...

Backsliders coming to Lennox

Australian music legends the Backsliders are coming to Lennox Head for the first time, to play at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Saturday 26 June 2021.