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Self-defence explained

For those still confused, killing 38,000 unarmed civilians, a third of which were children, would not be self-defence, (however...

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Help save the Big Scrub rainforest with science

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Editorial – Should Mullum’s water remain locally sourced?

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No public housing in Labor’s $10b housing fund 

Federal Labor MP, Justine Elliot, has told The Echo she expects successful projects from the Housing Australia Future Fund (HAFF) will be announced in the coming months. 

New Australian Marbles Champion

After a five-year hiatus the battle for the title of Australian Marbles Champion again took place as part of the Old & Gold Festival held in Brunswick Heads last Saturday.

Stories about "Pottsville koalas":

Pottsville and Tweed Shire residents show up to save their koalas

The proposal for a luxury caravan development saw locals at a Land and Environment Court conciliation meeting as they rally to save their koalas.

Protect koalas – don’t light fires

With drought and fires ravaging much of the country Tweed Shire Council have put out a special appeal for visitors and residents to be aware of the impact on local koala populations.

Pottsville koalas: three dead as community argues over men’s shed

Koala advocates say they are seriously concerned about the survival of Tweed’s endangered koala population after volunteers found five koalas diseased and/or dead over a three-day period last month.

Lifeline for Pottsville’s wildlife

Plans to prohibit dogs and cats from the areas around Pottsville will form part of the of Tweed Councils proposal for three Wildlife Protection Areas in and around Pottsville; they are currently seeking community feedback.

Will Cr Reece Byrnes ‘be responsible for the death of the Pottsville koalas?’

Almost 400 people showed up in support of the koalas and moving the Men's Shed to a better site. The Pottsville concerts is being hailed as a success but it may all come down to the vote of Cr Reece Byrnes.

Men’s shed can co-exist with koalas

Matthew France, Pottsville. For those who would like some simple information about the Black Rocks oval / Men's Shed issue. I am disappointed at what is...

Turf thief hits Pottsville koala-zone site for third time

Tweed Shire Council is appealing for public help to stop the ongoing theft of freshly laid turf on roadside verges at Pottsville where a second koala crossing has been built.

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Following certain developments over the last couple of weeks, it is starkly obvious that those at the ICC in the Hague believe that ‘c’...

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ABC News reporting on youth suicide in remote communities at an alarming rate? The Elders are using Aussie Rules to keep youth occupied and...

Affordable housing

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Housing waiting lists jump over 100 per cent for Northern Rivers

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