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NSW Flood Inquiry released today

The NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet was in Lismore at Southern Cross University this morning at 11am releasing the NSW Independent Flood Inquiry where he accepted every recommendation put forward.

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A long and chequered career in cooking

When she was just 16, Elizabeth Jackson was kicked out of a home economics class – not because she burnt a pot or had a collapsed sponge, but because she made a black wedding cake.

Mirabelle’s game 

A magical quest is taking place in Lismore Quad from August 15–23. Deep underground, right beneath the town (and...

Mud benda rant

Regarding last week’s Splendour Festival and all the ‘haters’ out there. I took along a few seriously fun-deprived teenage...

Nimblefoot launches tonight in Byron 

Acclaimed Bangalow author Robert Drewe, who will be featuring at Byron Writers Festival, is having his latest book Nimblefoot launched by Kerry O’Brien at The Book Room at Byron at 6pm tonight. 

The Bogong

The Byron Writers Festival has partnered with Blak & Bright curator Jane Harrison to present The Bogong, a Blak version of The Moth. The Bogong, Hosted by Danny Teece-Johnson, is a celebration of the lived experience in crafted spoken word form. Featuring six First Nations storytellers, it’a feast for the ears.

Rainbow Dragons back on the water for regatta

The Rainbow Region Dragon Boat Club has waited a few years to welcome the Northern NSW dragon boat and...

Stories about "Newstart allowance":

Unemployed and pensioners ‘collateral damage’ in budget fight

Dr Cassandra Goldie, CEO of the Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS), said on Monday the budget fight looming at the start 45th Parliament...

Call to end ‘harsh’ waiting period for youth on welfare

The National Welfare Rights Network has provided evidence to a parliamentary inquiry into the government’s revised four-week waiting period, telling the Senate Committee that 75,000 people under 25 will be hit by it.

Six-month wait for dole ‘will lead to poverty on north coast’

People under 30 on the north coast will live in poverty if they’re forced to wait six months for the dole under the federal government’s controversial Newstart changes, according to Richmond MP Justine Elliot.

Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box #153: Abbott’s jobs

As if the jobless and down-and-out in our society don’t have it hard enough surviving on a meagre $225 a week, Mr Abbott now wants to make them apply for 40 jobs a month to be eligible for their paltry payout.

Lismore Councillors to collectively decide on new GM

The recent history of general managers in the Lismore Council has been nothing if not chequered. With a very politically divided council, the question of whether all interested councillors, or just a select few, should choose the new GM proved contentious last night in the Goonellabah chambers.

Byron’s Fletcher St welcomes new members

Fletcher Street Cottage has welcomed the arrival of three new community support workers to help the growing number of locals facing the challenges of homelessness.

Byron’s Mayor Lyon defends Mullum pod fiasco

Byron Shire Council Mayor Michael Lyon has defended Council’s handling of the ongoing Mullum pod accommodation debacle, telling The Echo that councillors requested, through a Council resolution, that Resilience NSW conduct consultation with neighbouring residents regarding the rail corridor works on Prince Street. 

Mullum, flooding and pods

In this region we are all, except for a few, living on floodplains or areas prone to further landslips. And as far as I...