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Calls to reverse NSW anti-protest laws

The harsh sentencing of Deanna ‘Violet’ Coco for stopping a lane of traffic on the Sydney Harbour Bridge in April this year has led to a range of protests and the call to reverse NSW anti-protest laws by lawyer and Greens NSW Legislative Council Member Sue Higginson.

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Feel your bliss

After a year’s absence owing to Covid, House of Bliss is proud to present its 9th all-day chant festival...

The post office bank

It was a bipartisan vote in 2020 that refused to adopt an amendment to the Financial Sector Amendment Legislation...

Climate change likely to bring more compound disasters

The 2022 floods have caused $5.3billion in damage. Black Summer bushfires caused almost $2.5 billion in damage. Three consecutive La Nina events, or multiple droughts and heatwaves likely to become more common.

Byron Council’s renewable energy projects uncertain

Two major renewable energy projects promised by Byron Council are now facing an uncertain future, after an unsuccessful bid for federal funding left the Council struggling to pay for both of them.

Your Witches are Back!

It’s the longest day and the shortest night: 22 December is the summer solstice, a time to transition from...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Is it better not to report rape?

We failed Brittany Higgins. Our judicial system is so brutalising the only way to keep her safe was to drop the charges against her alleged rapist.

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News Corp Australia to shut local newspapers

The Byron Shire News, Ballina Advocate, Lismore Northern Star and Tweed Daily News will all close from 29 June.

Our trust under attack from lies and spin

As I grew up I was intrigued by the notion of subliminal advertising – the possibility that I could be influenced by a message I didn’t even know I was receiving. I was assured it had been made illegal as it was unethical.

Time to change the channel?

Paul Hamill, Bangalow From most of what I hear and read (in The Echo as well) it seems that people don't really want to listen to...

Tweed Council secures environmental water sharing during drought

Two items at last week's Tweed Shire Council meeting highlighted the commitment of the council to sharing water with the environment even during low-flow and drought periods. 

Celebrating the life of Jack Paris Crittle

Young DJ and keen surfer, Jack Crittle, was tragically killed in a car accident last week. A celebration of his life will be held this Monday, 12 December at 10am.

Mullum’s Federation Bridge closed again tonight

Mullum and hinterland residents and visitors are reminded that Federation Bridge will be closed again tonight from 6pm to 4am for repairs. 

Changing the world with non-violent action

‘Nonviolence  is an intensely active force when properly understood and used.’ These are the words of Gandhi, the man who led nationwide campaigns in his country to ease poverty by creating a movement of resistance that contributed to ending British Rule in India.