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Seapeace: the late Tony Maxwell’s wetland legacy

Many curious minds have pondered the purpose of the rice paddy-like waterbodies that scallop the contour lines out into the Ewingsdale coastal plain that can be viewed from St Helena Road.

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Taxpayers paying through the nose for the destruction of Casino to Murwillumbah train line

Louise Doran, Ocean Shores  On 14 January, 2015 The Echo comment ‘Railroaded’ quoted Don Page’s (Nationals then MP for Ballina) 2004...

No more MOs for Tweed Shire

In a move that may have surprised some council watchers, it was the conservative councillors who voted in favour of keeping multiple occupancies (MO) in Tweed Shire.

Ballina cleans up!

Clean Up Australia Day was a great success in Ballina, with the beach clean up event organised by Ballina Coastcare yesterday attracting twenty volunteers.

PM forced

Narelle Rendalls, Ballina With reference to the recent serious sexual assault allegations in Canberra, our Prime Minister has a lot to...

Byron’s new road: the good and not so

After more than 30 years of talk, debate, disagreements, tears and political gridlock, Byron Bay has a new road to divert traffic from the CBD to the southern end of town.

Rapey Liberal culture is their undoing

Former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins’ steel-eyed testimony around rape allegations saw spiders crawl from under rocks and spread in all directions last week. 

Stories about "medical marijuana":

Canadians drop out of Casino cannabis farm venture

The proponent of a medicinal cannabis production facility near Casino, which launched its plans with fanfare in 2017, says it will continue despite the loss of its venture partner.

Film premiere to headline medicinal cannabis symposium in Tweed Heads

A film exploring the challenges Australians face in trying to access medical marijuana is set to premiere at a major medicinal cannabis symposium in Tweed Heads in March.

S Sorrensen’s Here & Now: Wanna buy some pot?

The big joint hangs over Nimbin's Hemp Embassy stall, an unfashionable big thing hanging in fashionable Melbourne's exhibition centre, where the venue is packed with stalls exhibiting everything to do with cannabis – or marijuana – or hemp – or whatever you want to call it.

Restrictive medicinal cannabis laws see black-market boom

Despite the state and federal governments purportedly making medicinal cannabis legal, they have in fact created a web of rules and regulations so restrictive that accessing it is virtually impossible.

S Sorrensen’s Here & Now: Cannabis week

‘Whoa! Look at that!’ says a big bloke with a big red beard, pointing across the road as he leaves the pub. His excitement is so great he stumbles over the step onto the footpath, losing a thong. ‘Must have a been a bumper crop...’

Australian medical marijuana company gets green light

An Australian-owned company that plans to grow, refine and produce medicinal cannabis products has this morning announced it has been approved to go into production and envisages it will have products on pharmacy shelves by next year.

Something’s wrong when pollies promote coal but fight medical marijuana

Chibo Mertineit, Lillian Rock.  We are the only country that’s had a politician bring coal into parliament and try to fool us about 'clean coal'...

Dancer in pain gets good behaviour bond for cannabis

A former professional dancer caught by police with almost half a kilo of cannabis was placed on a good behaviour bond after a court accepted he used the drug to treat ongoing pain.

Medical cannabis trials mired in red tape

Chibo Mertineit, Lillian Rock In what kind of crazy world of politics are we living right now? While Victoria is considering assisted dying', it seems...

Latest ‘cannabis eradication’ program claims success

Police have claimed they netted $1.5 million worth of ‘bush’ marijuana in raids on the north coast this week, particularly in the Brunswick Valley. Ironically, it was in the same week that saw a medical marijuana bill introduced into federal parliament.

Caravan park to pay $2.3mil plus to consumers

The NSW Court of Appeal has upheld the Supreme Court’s decision arising from the sale of the movable dwellings located on waterfront sites along the Tweed River.

Government modelling fails to reflect women’s interrupted careers

New research to be released this week analyses two decades of Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey to estimate the actual labour force experience of women over their life and accounts for working when super is not paid.

Ballina cleans up!

Clean Up Australia Day was a great success in Ballina, with the beach clean up event organised by Ballina Coastcare yesterday attracting twenty volunteers.

Lismore future councillor information sessions

With the delayed Local Government elections being held in September, several councils, including Lismore City Council, are holding information sessions for community members who are thinking about running for Council.