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We all live in a magic submarine…
Several commentators have remarked that, while the mainstream media is locked in furious agreement with the government over AUKUS and the trillion dollar submarines (a guess at the final price tag), social and independent media are telling quite a different tale.
A bonanza for developers and land bankers?
The NSW Planning Rezoning Pathways Program will service the current agendas of developers and land bankers throughout Tweed Shire, particularly the State Significant Farmlands of Cudgen Plateau.
Lismore candidate Vanessa Rosayro
With just a few days until we head to the polls, The Echo asked the candidates for the seat of Lismore one last bunch of questions.
Bangalow Theatre Company’s got Hair
Gimme a head with hair/ Long, beautiful hair/ Shining, gleaming/ Streaming, flaxen, waxen/ Give me down to there hair/ Shoulder length or longer/ Here, baby, there, mama/ Everywhere, daddy, daddy/ Hair – hair, hair, hair, hair, hair/ Grow it, show it/ Long as I can grow it/ My hair…
Violet Coco released on good behaviour bond
It was a long wait from April 2022 until December and an even longer wait from then until this week for climate activist Violet Coco who was released on a good behaviour bond after being sentenced to 15 months jail in December for blocking the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Byron’s chocoholics’ Easter destination
The Love Byron Bay boutique has been specialising in unique cocoa encounters for nearly a decade now. In this...
Green support SSF and free parking at Tweed Valley Hospital
Protecting State Significant Farmland (SSF) and committing to free parking at the new Tweed Valley Hospital are issues Green...
Stories about "police sniffer dogs":
Police failure to understand strip search laws leads to illegal searches
Lack of police training on the laws of strip search, police culture and the current legislation have led to the police doing illegal stip searches including the search of minors inquiry hears.
Campaign throws costly sniffer-dog searches off the scent
A campaign spearheaded by the NSW Greens has found that the Tweed-Byron region saw the third heaviest use of drug sniffer dogs in the state despite producing between 24th and 27th lowest false positive rate.
Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box: Sniffing out the bigger story on drug prohibition
Last week at about 2.30 in the afternoon I was meeting someone at a pub when two sketchy-looking dudes came into the front bar...
Cars burn as police fiddle with saliva drug tests
Ron Priestley, Alawa, Northern Territory. Obviously the question arises how the police can stop the torching of cars given their full time commitment to sniffer dogs, false spit tests and enforcing minutia in Mullum.
NSW state election
Could Tweed Hospital see the first patient cannabis consumption room?
Marc Selan of the Legalise Cannabis Party is keen to keep the old Tweed Hospital open and says he would like to see the first patient cannabis consumption room at that site.
Clarence State Electorate
Voting guide to preferencing in the NSW lower house
The NSW election, to be held on Saturday March 25, uses optional preferencing in both houses of parliament.
Homeless koala house hunting in Manly
As the trees continue to fall at the hands of the NSW government's Forestry Corporation in Yarret State Forest Blinky the koala has had to abandon his home.
Residents of Cabbage Tree Island want to go home
Eve Jeffery - 3
Anger and frustration at not being able to go home saw a group of residents reclaim their properties yesterday on Cabbage Tree Island.