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Queensland passes voluntary assisted dying laws

Dying with Dignity NSW has welcomed the passage of Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) laws in Queensland and is hoping that NSW Parliament resumes next month so that this issue can be addressed in NSW without further delay.

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White poles

In amongst the various existential threats that we are confronted with today, we now have the white poles debacle...

Did NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian bow to media pressure?

After announcing last Friday that she would discontinue her daily press conference and the media backlash that followed, New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian was back at her post at 11am today fronting the camera and question

On being prepared

In recent commentary on the Commonwealth’s proposed quarantine facility in Brisbane, Simon Birmingham said, ‘Whilst it will be used...

Queensland passes voluntary assisted dying laws

Dying with Dignity NSW has welcomed the passage of Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) laws in Queensland and is hoping that NSW Parliament resumes next month so that this issue can be addressed in NSW without further delay.

Confirmed COVID-19 case in Goonellabah

A local case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in the Lismore area.

Comedic paranoia

Despite Peter Olsen’s limitless comedic ability, perhaps it’s time for The Echo to curtail his paranoid multi conspiracy theories...

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Man charged with assaulting police in Byron

A man has faced court today charged with allegedly assaulting police near the centre of Byron Bay.

Fatal motorcycle crash on M1 at Clothiers Creek

Police say a man has died after a single-vehicle motorcycle crash at Clothier's Creek today.

Man charged following investigation into unauthorised protest activity – Tweed Heads

Police have arrested another man following an investigation into unauthorised protest activity across NSW earlier this week.

One hundred and fifty-three arrested in protests across NSW

Thousand across the state protested against what say is the loss of freedom and rights brought about by Australia’s COVID laws.

Police action to ‘prevent, disrupt and respond’ to Tweed protest

Though Operation Stay At Home was launched last week to enforce Public Health Orders across NSW, parallel plans were being made for protests, including one held at Tweed Heads today

Police to target unauthorised protest activity

The NSW Police Force say they will launch a highly visible and agile police response ahead of unauthorised protest activity planned for this weekend.

Two strikes: man tries to cross border with 145kgs of cannabis

Police say a man will appear in court today charged after he allegedly attempted to cross into Queensland from NSW with 145kgs of cannabis in his vehicle.

Operation Boundary Response across 11 police districts in the Northern Region

Officers across Northern NSW are continuing high-visibility operations and enforcement with Public Health Orders to prevent COVID-19 from spreading further into their communities.

Two missing persons alerts on Northern Rivers

One of the cases is a woman who has been missing for more than a month.

Knife-wielding criminal on the loose in Byron Bay

A terrifying media release is still on the loose in Byron Bay after escaping from the computers of Council candidates Rhett Holt and Cr Alan Hunter.  'It is a frightful to wake up at three in the morning to a man blood dripping with a backpack full of knives using your shower,' the [sic] release said...

A moment of your life?

Six questions for Jehovah’s Witness doorknockers: 1. Are you aware that the 2016 Royal Commission into Institutional Handling of Child Sexual Abuse investigated 1006 alleged...

Local mum features in documentary about the impacts and possible solutions around suicide

Murwillumbah mum Ursula has lived every parents worst nightmare – her child, at the age of just 17, took his own life – and a lot of time and energy, questions and conjecture and finger-pointing can rumble around this, but at the end of the day Ursula’s precious boy is gone and he’s not coming back.

The Greens and Ballina Council

With the Greens announcing their intention to contest the Ballina Shire local government election to be held in December this year, we can only...

New COVID venues of concern Lismore and Coraki

Following a second case being identified in Lismore, that is no longer in the area, several more COVID contact venues have been identified.