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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.

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James McKenzie runs for Tweed Shire Council

James McKenzie is running as an ungrouped candidate running in the upcoming Tweed Council election and is from Eungella.

Byron candidates 2021 Q&A part 2

Buckle in, seats upright, and loosen the belt!  It’s time to see what candidates have to say – in full...

Sinking real estate

For most of geological time, the Earth has been 5–15 degrees hotter than today. That’s why the dinosaurs did...

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

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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...

Fake Greens

This is a strange election. Michael Lyon, Jeanette Martin (and retired Simon Richardson) all rode the Greens ticket to get...

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Mental health workshop for girls in Lennox

The mental health organisation Beautiful Minds is holding a one day workshop for pre-teen girls in Lennox Head on Sunday 27 June 2021.

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.

Which values are important for the region?

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

Corruption and waste

For many years the corrupt behaviour of our State politicians has been front and centre at the ICAC. Eddie Obeid (ALP) and his motley...