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Nimbin medicinal cannabis event, March 27

Two experienced medical cannabis doctors and a retired magistrate who is passionate about changing the drug driving rules will take part in the MEDICAN gathering in Nimbin.

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Nurses call for an improved aged care sector

A ‘walk with nurses’ was held in Mullum last Friday, and aimed to highlight the concern aged care nurses have around fee structures, safety issues and staff training in order to properly care for our elderly.

Transparency needed

Janelle Saffin MP, State Member for Lismore. I read with interest Mia Armitage’s front page article in last week’s Echo...

Random Mullumbimby breath test leads police to cannabis and ketamine

Police say that a random breath test in Mullumbimby has led to the seizure of cannabis and ketamine.

Interview with Claire Atkins from SHIT

I saw SHIT last year and I was blown away. Incredible script. Incredible acting.

Fossil investments

Brian Mollet, Mullumbimby It is with considerable incredulity that I read in last week’s Echo that Byron Shire has a lazy...

Missing teen located safe and well near Tweed Heads

A teen missing in the state’s North has been located safe and well.

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Activist org Ngara shuts shop

For nearly five years, the Nagara Institute created a space for the critical discussion of progressive ideas and agendas, bringing some of Australia’s foremost thinkers to the Shire.

Hugh MacKay lecture, July 20

For an evening of warmth, acknowledgement, hope and insight join Hugh MacKay when he presents the Ralph Summny annual lecture in Mullumbimby.

Can democracy cope with the climate breakdown?

How can democracy help address the climate crisis and be used as a tool to govern effectively? Join the conversation tonight in Lismore.

Pilger draws huge crowd in Byron

There was no shortage of people who wanted to listen to John Pilger last night in Byron Bay as he outlined the vital importance of each person taking action to create change and awareness.

‘Politics in the pub’ has come to Lismore!

Lismore Ngara has formed and is bringing topical speakers to to Lismore to stimulate discussion about the issues that effect us all. Issues like social inequality, climate change, democracy. 

Mullumbimby group seeks to establish human rights charter

During her recent Ngara Institute annual lecture, former Australian Human Rights Commissioner Gillian Triggs threw out an intriguing idea.

Human rights charter needed, Mullum meeting hears

Former Human Rights Commissioner Gillian Triggs used her speech at the Ngara Institute’s annual lecture in Mullumbimby last Saturday to call for an Australian charter of human rights. Speaking(June 30)

Gillian Triggs comes to Mullumbimby

The respected and outspoken former President of the Human Rights Commission, Professor Gillian Triggs, will deliver the Ngara Institute’s Annual Lecture in Mullumbimby this month.

Mullumbimby to host Julian Burnside

Julian Burnside will be at the Civic Hall in Mullumbimby on 1 July delivering the inaugural Ralph Summy Annual Lecture & Australian Activist of the Year Award on behalf of the Ngara Institute.

Missing teen located safe and well near Tweed Heads

A teen missing in the state’s North has been located safe and well.

Suffolk Park residents pressure councillors over pump track

Councillors, Michael Lyon and Jeanette Martin, met Suffolk Park residents on Saturday to hear concerns around the proposed pump bike track, which is slated for the Linda Vidler park.

Editorial – #ChooseToChallenge the patriarchy

It is easy to think we have almost achieved equality for men and women in a country like Australia – just as long as you don’t think too hard about it.

Byron Wildlife Hospital’s DA up for public comment

A development application for the mobile Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is now before the public.