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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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Monkey see

Daniel Brown, Byron Bay Back in my early youth growing up in Mt Eliza Victoria in the ‘90s I’d secretly...

Heritage Bruns?

David Kolb, Brunswick Head When Mathew O’Reilly spoke to Council regarding heritage listing for parts of Brunswick Heads he was quoted...

Transparency needed

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

Interview with Claire Atkins from SHIT

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

Coal scuttle

Alan Veacock, Cumbalum After some serious arm-twisting from the rest of the sane world, led by Joe Biden, the ‘marketing...

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.

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Meet Jodi McKay, NSW Labor leader

After only three weeks in the job, newly minted NSW Labor leader Jodi McKay was in Lismore on Monday to meet with fellow Labor MP Janelle Saffin.

Labor promises 24/7 fire station for Ballina

The NSW opposition has promised to recruit 20 full-time fire fighters to NSW Fire & Rescue Ballina and make Ballina Fire Station operational around the clock for the first time.

Labor sides with Leda

Terry Sharples, Tweed Heads. The Punters' Guide to the 2019 elections: As Christmas 2018 descends upon us; Tweed Country Labor becomes increasingly desperate. Justine’s hospital ‘attack’...

New Tweed Hospital: Labor for Kings Forest – Nationals for Cudgen

NSW Labor leader Michael Daley has committed to building the new Tweed Valley Hospital at Kings Forest but Nationals Tweed member Geoff Provest says they are blowing budget and delaying essential services.

Nats MP used ‘weasel words’ to disguise job losses: ALP

A vicious war of words has erupted between Labor’s candidate for the state seat of Tweed and the National Party MP for Lismore over claims 30 jobs are set to go at the Murwillumbah Firearms Registry.

Labor Party pres set to have a drink with the locals

ALP president Mark Butler will be rolling up his sleeves next week for a couple of brews with the locals at the Suffolk Park Hotel.

Justine Elliot’s hubby to run for Labor in Tweed

Politics runs in the family for the Elliots. Craig Elliot, husband of Richmond federal MP Justine, has announced that he will be the Labor Party’s candidate for the seat of Tweed in the 2019 NSW state election.

Supporting Foley but not his marriage views

Paul Spooner, Labor Candidate for Ballina. It was good to see that Luke Foley, the new leader of NSW Labor signalled last week a shift in his views on same-sex marriage saying he has an ‘an open mind’ and would continue to reflect on the issue. This is commendable in a leader.

Labor has history of protecting environment

Cr Paul Spooner, Byron Bay. The battle lines are being drawn. Coal seam gas (CSG) mining is set to become a major state election issue on the north coast in March next year.

CSG lobby attacks Labor election stand

The coal-seam gas (CSG) issue is set to become a major election issue on the north coast next March following the latest war of words on the industry's bid to get a foothold in the region.

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.

Tweed Council staff’s delegated powers debated

The question of what staff and councillors get to decide in relation to development applications was raised by Tweed Councillor Ron Cooper at the last Tweed Shire Council meeting.