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New data reveals NSW social housing waitlist blowout

A fresh analysis by Homelessness NSW reveals where people are waiting the longest for social housing, sparking calls to double the supply of social homes and boost services funding.

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Having fun in the Playground

Playground is a well-established event that will go off at Coorabell Hall on Saturday. For over two years, three long-term local DJ’s – Pob, Curly Si and Halo – have been curating this rhythmic happening. Their pedigree is assured and they guarantee the best underground electronic music and a loyal crew that bring a big-hearted vibe. On Saturday they’ll be bringing the dance to the hills.

Press release vs Save Wallum views

The Echo editor (page 1, 10 April) might need to consider the role of a journalist – particularly that...

Blaming Queensland again

I was astounded to read Mandy Nolan’s article ‘Why The Nude Beach Is A Wicked Problem’, in which she...

Keeping watch on Tyalgum Road

Residents keen to stay up to date on the status of the temporary track at Tyalgum Road – particularly during significant rain events – are urged to sign up to a new SMS alert system launched by Tweed Shire Council.

Some spending cannot be questioned

The euphemisms were flying when Australia's Defence Minister Richard Marles announced last week that an extra $50 billion would be spent on our military over the next decade, and that $72.8 billion of already announced spending would be redirected.

Celebrating Tweed Museum’s 20th anniversary with all and everything

A stunning new exhibition has opened to celebrate the Tweed Regional Museum's 20th anniversary – Omnia: all and everything.

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First Nations initiatives awarded grants  

A recent Women’s Giving Circle, run through local philanthropic organisation, the Northern Rivers Community Foundation (NRCF), has awarded funds to two local projects supporting First Nations initiatives.

Disaster management needs different approach

Disaster funding must favour social capital and community building, rather than just ‘mopping up’, the head of the philanthropic organisation, Northern Rivers Community Foundation, says.

NRCF continues to help those in need

The Northern Rivers Community Foundation (NRCF) distributed around $114,000 to a range of social, arts and environmental groups throughout the northern rivers region at Monday’s annual grants ceremony.

Tackling abuse of the elderly with bingo

When support from family and friends becomes diminished, the elderly can be at risk of ‘elder abuse’. One of the challenges in tackling elder abuse is raising awareness, as very often older people are not aware the conditions that they are experiencing constitute abuse.

Local philanthropy steps into the limelight

Australia may be ‘the lucky country’, but when it comes to sharing some of that luck through philanthropy we’re lagging behind our English and American cousins.

The importance of being philanthropic

by Mandy Nolan In a world where eight people have the equivalent wealth of the world’s poorest three and half billion, it is hard to...

Domestic violence service calls for urgent action to address crisis

Relationships Australia NSW is calling for urgent intervention from the NSW government to address men’s violence against women, following the horrific murder of Molly Ticehurst.

Menacing dog declaration revoked

After an emotional deputation from the owner of the dog involved, Ballina Shire Council has this morning revoked a menacing dog declaration for the kelpie Lilo, which was brought into effect following a bite in July 2022.

More Byron CBD height exceedance approved

Two multi-storey mixed-use developments with a combined value of $36.2 million have been approved for the centre of Byron Bay, despite both exceeding height limits for that part of the Shire.

eSafety commissioner granted legal injunction as X refuses to hide violent content

Australia’s Federal Court has granted the eSafety commissioner a two-day legal injunction to compel X, Elon Musk’s social media platform, to hide posts showing graphic content of the Wakeley church stabbing in Sydney.