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Queensland Parliamentary Annexe disturbed by Extinction Rebellion protest

This morning, October 13, a protest organised by Extinction Rebellion disrupted the Queensland Parliamentary Annexe in Brisbane.

End the cult

A military conflict between China and the USA would very likely result in global nuclear war, a major setback...

Man wanted on outstanding arrest warrants – Mullumbimby and Central Coast

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man wanted on outstanding warrants who may be working around Mullumbimby and Central Coast.

Future vision

History is a curious thing. We often look back on history as a series of events. Looking closer it...

Sneetches with stars and Sneetches behind bars

Apart from the fact that some people have a valid reason for not being fully or even partially vaccinated, today, the precious lambs become sheep and the others are goats, that is, Sneetches with stars and Sneetches behind bars.

Frustration over library closures as other businesses face opening dilemma

Tweed Shire Councillor James Owen (Liberal) has expressed frustration over the closure of Regional Tweed Library (RTL) network to the public until 1 December, particularly those in Murwillumbah, Tweed and Kingscliff. Similarly other businesses in the region are facing the same question of if opening up is worth the risks.

Stories about "Obesity":

The cars that ate Byron Bay

Sky Wesolowski, Coorabell. Various bodies looking for a solution to the obesity crisis identified one area where local government has an essential role to play: safe pedestrian and bicycle access and amenities.

Richmond-Tweed region ranks sixth for obesity

Residents of the Richmond-Tweed region have ranked sixth in a ranking of New South Wales regions suffering obesity.

Shriver feels the weight of the body image aesthetic

Mandy Nolan interviews the author of a controversial novel about obesity and our relationship to our bodies.

Soapbox #114 We’re all getting fatter

How have we as a nation become such fat people? It's a mystery which Mandy explores.

Mandatory vax

I write to you in response to the article on the front page of The Echo relating to mandatory vax. I find it extremely...

End the cult

A military conflict between China and the USA would very likely result in global nuclear war, a major setback to human civilisation and possibly...

Hundreds queue to have COVID test and two new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) is urging people to continue coming forward for testing and vaccination after two further COVID-19 cases were reported in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, October 14. 

Charges after cars damaged in police pursuit – Coffs Harbour

Police say a man has been charged following a pursuit, where a number of cars – including an unmarked police car – were sideswiped on the Mid-North Coast yesterday.