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It’s National Homelessness Week

In Australia there are over 116,000 people experiencing homelessness on any given night. Homelessness Week aims to raise awareness of the impact of homelessness on Australia via national and local community events

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Pandemic

Sarah Smith, Byron Shire Finally, our premier is speaking a language that the business community of Sydney should comprehend – a...

Break and Enter at Cinemas in Byron Bay

Police say that shortly after 4.20am, yesterday, Sunday August 1 a youth forced open one of the steel gates of the Palace Cinemas Byron Bay.

New digs for Bangalow Lions Club

After 30 years of using a makeshift shed at the Bangalow Showground for their bar and barbecue, the Bangalow Lions Club have opened their newly constructed Lions Kiosk.

Opportunities aplenty for young rugby standout

Ross Kendall Mullumbimby 16-year-old, Raife McKenzie, is a rising star rugby player who has had a big year after winning...

To kill all Jews? No…

Subhi Awad, Mullumbimby With respect to Wakil and Macklin (Letters, 21 July) the assertion that the Palestinian resistance wants to kill...

Navigating through laws around business lockdowns

This is the full version from the edited down July 28, 2021 Echo print edition: A flyer circulating within the...

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Bang for your buck

Keith Duncan, Pimlico  Well I’ll be, ‘Our Glad’ up to her eyeballs in a sex and corruption scandal. No reasonable person would criticise Gladys for being...

Won’t be back to parliament early 

Calls by local NSW Greens MP Tamara Smith to return to parliament early to enact laws that would allow immediate cash payments to bushfire survivors have been rejected by local Nationals MLC Ben Franklin.

Time for tempers to cool? Greens MP calls for climate change truce

The Greens state member for Ballina wants mainstream society to give conservatives on climate change another chance.

NSW Labor MP calls for legalised cannabis, abortion

NSW Labor MLC Rose Jackson calls for for marijuana to be legalised and the legalisation of abortion in Parliament.

Knitting Nannas are off to Sydney – and they’re not happy

Today it is International Women’s Day and there are a bunch of grannies who are determined to do their darnedest to make sure there is a world for their grandchildren and their grandchildren’s grandchildren to inhabit – so they are taking action!

Conscientious objector loophole scrapped for child immunisation

With the ‘conscientious objector’ option now scrapped for parents who refuse to immunise their preschool-aged children, how will it affect the northern rivers region, an area known to have the lowest immunisation rates in NSW?

Minister admits to misleading parliament over Crown land

In a rare and embarrassing back down for the NSW government, the Minister for Lands has apologised to Parliament for providing incorrect information on Crown Land leases that have commenced since 2012.

Reforms needed for Aboriginal success: report

In a report to be tabled in Parliament today, the Acting NSW Ombudsman, Professor John McMillan, has recommended measures to ensure that government’s efforts...

Byron shire ‘leads the way’ on climate change action

The north coast's history of cyclones, storms, floods and destruction caused by dynamic weather patterns has made locals suchh as Byron shire mayor Jan Barham, MLC, acutely aware of the impact of the climate on the region's people and environment.

Money and its influence on politics

Dawn Walker, Greens NSW Upper House candidate

Joyride tears up Chinderah golf course fairway

Police say that three youths were caught joyriding on golf club vehicles at Chinderah late last Friday evening.

SE Queensland’s lockdown and local schools

The South East Queensland three day lockdown, from 4pm Saturday 31 July to 4pm  Tuesday 3 August 2021 will have implications on school in...

The great Ballina Library book sale

This Friday and Saturday will see book lovers dreams materialise in Ballina when the library holds their Library Collection Overhaul and Book Sale.

Break and Enter at Cinemas in Byron Bay

Police say that shortly after 4.20am, yesterday, Sunday August 1 a youth forced open one of the steel gates of the Palace Cinemas Byron Bay.