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COVID update December 3: One new case and advice for international travellers

One new case of COVID-19 was reported for Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) in the 24 hours to...

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Vote for community

From 2007 to 2020, I lived in Byron Bay. I worked as a community-based coastal and marine researcher and...

Why not both

The tender for the first section of the Rail Trail starting from Murwillumbah indicates that it is not more...

Women Who Lead team focus on housing and environment

Letitia Kelly is heading the Independent Group F, Women Who Lead ticket in the upcoming Tweed Shire Council elections.

Make your vote count in the Council elections

I want to make my vote count, and elect a mayor and Council that actually represents local interests and...

Lismore Council elections

I’m somewhat bemused by the candidates for the Lismore Council election. One ticket has 14 candidates, when there are...

Ballina Shire Council defs not a ‘boys’ club’, says outgoing female councillor

This person is claiming that the council is a 'boys'' club and that the out-going mayor is one of them.

Stories about "Pacific Highway Upgrade":

Pimlico to Teven highway contracts awarded

A contract to build the Pimlico to Teven section of the Pacific Highway upgrade has been awarded to the Georgiou Group. Part of it will run through soft soils, a reason given by the RMS for detouring into a controversial koala colony in a section further south.

Nest boxes for highway upgrade won’t work

David Milledge, Broken Head. So, our local coalition politicians think that the provision of 700 nest boxes will compensate for the destruction of biodiversity resulting from the route proposed for the Broadwater-Coolgardie section of the Pacific Highway upgrade.

T2E opening ‘progressively’ from tonight

The long-awaited opening of the Tintenbar to Ewingsdale upgrade of the Pacific Highway will take place progressively between tonight and Friday morning but a key section will not be open until after Christmas.

Koalas the losers in highway upgrade

Expert ecologist Dr Steve Phillips says he has serious fears for the survival of local koala population as the state government's announcement that it will not change the controversial route of the Pacific Highway south of Ballina 'seals the fate' of around 200 of the species near Wardell.

Last mayoral candidates Q and A: are you a landlord?

Here at The Echo we have seen and heard the word ‘housing’ come up time and again throughout the local government election campaign period, whether it’s from candidates or other voters.

On the ground work assists evicted women 

We know the region has some of the highest rents, and highest housing costs in Australia. We all know that this has virtually eliminated affordable housing. We hear the stories of women and children being evicted, of couch surfing and living in cars.

What do the Tweed Council candidates stand for?

The final day of voting for your local Tweed Shire Councill candidates is Saturday 4 December at a venue near you.

Today is International Day of People with Disability

This language trend around People With a Disability has tended to emphasise the disability rather than the person, which can lead to derogatory labelling, depersonalisation or impersonal, collective references.