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Storytelling at its best in Ballina

A new community storytelling event will take place at the Ballina CWA Hall on Sunday September 11.

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: For Sale: Moral compass

Some weeks it’s hard to navigate the big feelings I have around injustice; the kind of injustice that occurs every day, everywhere, underwritten by the privilege of some at the expense of the many. The shit stuff people get away with! The shit stuff no one notices. Shit stuff always happens to people who don’t have much to start with. I sometimes wonder how you can hear story after story and not realise the system is broken. Capitalism sucks. Let’s go break stuff – like, the dominant paradigm! We haven’t managed to subvert it – so can we smash it into tiny pieces? Please?

Barilaro begs off today’s Upper House committee inquiry

Today's scheduled hearing for the Upper House committee inquiry into the appointment of Mr John Barilaro as Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner to the Americas has been cancelled.

Flood on Prince Street

It seems that the strongest impediment to the Prince Street temporary housing is the addition of fill to the...

Developer proposes light industrial in Federal

Tasteful, reasonable and useful? Or noisy, oversized and intrusive? This is the question at the heart of the debate over a light industrial development that has been proposed for the heart of Federal.

Byron Council to vote on major flood recovery works  

Major drainage enhancements in flood-affected areas, and the employment of a Council officer to help residents rebuild and return to their homes, are among a raft of measures proposed by Byron Council under the latest round of disaster funding.

Alarming footage of devastation in Ellis State Forest

Today north coast conservationists say they are shocked and alarmed at footage of the devastation being wrought in Ellis State Forest south of Grafton.

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Urgent call to write to MPs as 90 medevac’d asylum-seekers endure detention in Australia

Ninety men have been in hotels and other types of detention across Australia since 2019 after spending six years on Manus or Nauru islands.

Wardell and Pimlico Halls to be upgraded

Yesterday the Federal Member for Page, Kevin Hogan, announced $70,000 of funding for upgrades to Wardell and Pimlico Halls, in Ballina Shire.

Does everyone deserve a home?

The COVID-19 lockdown in Victoria has gone to level four and it highlights the importance of having a safe place to rest your head for everyone.

Ballina Byron Gateway Airport expansion

Ballina Byron Gateway Airport is expanding again with the announcement yesterday of $23 million in funding to widen and strengthen the existing runway. Kevin Hogan,...

Is it time to go nuclear?

NSW National Party leader John Barilaro supports nuclear in NSW, and One Nation are pushing a bill through parliament. The Echo is yet to receive comment from local Nationals MLC Ben Franklin and Member for Page, Kevin Hogan.

Member for Page gets promoted

Kevin Hogan who is the Federal member for Page has been promoted today to Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister.

Lismore forum calls on government to ‘Raise the Rate’ of Newstart

Could you pay your rent and bills, buy food and try look for work or training on $40 a day? ACOSS are in Lismore on Friday and are asking you to join them at their forum to raise your voice for Raising the Rate of government support for job seekers on Newstart.

MP, farmers thank Woolies for milk price rise

The North Coast MP who called for a royal commission into supermarket abuse of power has taken the unusual step of thanking one of them.

Hogan survives potential preselection challenge

Page MP Kevin Hogan (Nationals) has been forced to defend his stance to move to the crossbenches after he faced a poential challenge to his preselection yesterday.

Hogan looking after own interests in sitting on crossbench: Greens

The Greens candidate for the seat has welcomed sitting National Party MP Kevin Hogan’s announcement that he will move to the crossbench if there is a leadership spill. But he has described it as a 'pragmatic' decision.

Erection of pods in Mullumbimby

I am writing to you all with the belief that the housing pods earmarked for Mullumbimby are ill conceived and very unfair to ratepayers...

The solution is absolute transparency

Heilpern's great comparison (20 July) of wars in Ukraine and Iraq, illustrates the USA and all participants commit great evils behind the cover of...

Veteran big band sounds coming to Ballina

The Royal Australian Navy Veterans Band is coming to Ballina RSL on Thursday, with a concert raising funds for the Northern Rivers Flood Relief Fund, by donation. They will be joined by the Royal Australian Navy Band, from Sydney, for what will be a big sound in a great cause.

Some truths

In answer to David Lisle’s letter – Backlash Echo Aug 3, 2022. Our rail corridor was only ‘disused’ because of purely political and so-called economics!...