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Tweed Council rejects Casuarina disability viewing platform

Issues of queue jumping, the allocation of Tweed Shire Council’s resources in both time and money, and responding to...

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: There is no place like home… actually there are no places

Local low income residents in Byron Bay are the human koalas of our Shire. They too have lost much of their habitat. We need affordable housing now, not in three years, or five years, or ten. Now.

Gold Coast of Byron

Matt Hartley, Byron Bay I think it’s all about canals, West Byron, and a pile of money. Since The Echo...

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

CWA getting their facts right on the Far North Coast

Members of the Far North Coast Group of the Country Women’s Association of New South Wales (CWA) gathered in Lismore on Saturday for their Group Facts Day.

Research takes the vegan option to a new level

A project by Flinders University will see their Centre for Marine Bioproducts Development fishing for new vegan ideas.

Wonderful Council

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I went for a swim at Belongil Beach the other day and was shocked to...

Stories about "poverty":

Local company Sharing the DigniTEA

Global figures are astounding with an estimated 500 million women and girls are living each month in period poverty – it is also estimated that in Australia, that figure is over 1 million. 

More than a quarter of kids in Ballina, Bruns and Ocean Shores in poverty

Around a fifth of people living in various parts of the Northern Rivers are living in poverty, including up to one in four children.

Home is where the poverty is

Is it a coincidence that national Anti-Poverty Week starts on the calendar the week right where Responsible Gambling Awareness Week finished off? Or that the week where we look at homelessness also falls the week after Mental Health week?

Poverty more widespread in the northern rivers

While our region accounts for only four per cent of the NSW population, some 20 per cent of the state’s rough sleepers are here in the northern rivers, according to Tony Davies, CEO of Social Futures.

Govt must reduce disadvantage: ACOSS

The Australian Council of Social Service has urged Australian governments to develop an effective jobs plan as part of a strategy to reduce poverty and inequality,...

A rewarding PNG journey

A recent mission to supply villagers in Papua New Guinea with basic needs has been hailed such a success that the organisers had to say ‘no more!’ to donations.

Government policies driving youth into poverty

Byron Shire Cr Paul Spooner. More than half a million young people could need emergency assistance to pay for food and shelter because of the proposed changes to unemployment benefits for those under 30.

Affordable housing vital to participation and productivity: ACOSS

The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) last Friday welcomed Kevin Andrews's first speech as federal housing minister and called on the new government...

Climate change hits poorest hardest: CARE

International aid organisation CARE Australia has warned there is no time to lose in dealing with climate change, which is already undermining and reversing...

Bringing down the heat in our ‘hood

How well we survive the future depends on our vision for our towns and suburbs – and on how we bring that vision about.

Resilience through biodiversity and awareness

The Byron Shire Resilience and Regeneration Roadshow will be in Brunswick Heads this Saturday, as part of a series of events across the region tackling the question: ‘How do we create more resilient communities in 2021?’

Housing affordability on agenda at Ballina

With the housing crisis worsening in Ballina and across the Northern Rivers, councillors agreed that something had to be done about the problem at their meeting yesterday.

Final stage of Lismore Base Hospital gets underway

The redevelopment works commenced in late 2016 and the final stage is now getting underway to complete the Lismore Base Hospital refurbishment.