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On the ground work assists evicted women 

We know the region has some of the highest rents, and highest housing costs in Australia. We all know that this has virtually eliminated affordable housing. We hear the stories of women and children being evicted, of couch surfing and living in cars.

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The high cost of endometriosis

One in six women with endometriosis have lost their jobs due to the condition.

Wilsons River flood peak and flooding not expected for Tweed, Rouse, Brunswick River catchments

The prediction provided by the Bureau of Meteorology expects that locals around the Wilsons River at Lismore will see the river peak this afternoon at 4.20m. However, ‘Flooding is no longer expected in the Tweed, Rouse, Brunswick River catchments.

Response to Ian Cohen and Paul Jones

I am proud to be running as Labor’s mayoral candidate for Byron Shire, with a great team that comes...

Telling girls they don’t like STEM halves their involvement at any age

Even children as young as six can develop ideas that girls don’t like computer science and engineering as much as boys – stereotypes that carry over into teenagerhood and contribute to gender gaps at university, according to a study published in PNAS.

South East Canteen: just the good stuff

Simon Haslam South East Canteen is the new project from Tyler Preston, trained at Melbourne’s cult classic Chin Chin, and...

Personal responsibility?

Every month I, and many like me, make a worrying trip to pathology to have my blood tested. I...

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Q&A to broadcast from Lismore

Popular ABC TV talk show Q&A has announced it will be broadcasting live from Lismore on the night Monday of  August 6

The idiot box and the PM

Roma Newton, Kingscliff. We cannot afford, as a nation, to allow the ignorant prejudice of this misguided man to continue in the role of prime minister.

What about the Lib senator’s threat?

Rhonda Ansiewicz, Federal. The attacks by the government over the recent Q&A seems to be very one sided. As I recall Senator Steve Ciobo was the member of parliament who suggested the then Prime Minister Julia Gillard should have her cut throat. A death threat against any PM must be seen as a terrorist action.

The Lib Bully and bloke in the silly hat

Vince Kean, Murwillumbah. The ABC Q&A program made not one but two mistakes but they are not the mistakes that the Liberal Party bullies keep shouting about.

Zany Zaky exposes stupidity of both himself and the coalition

Everyone else seems to be talking about Monday night’s terrifying terror mass debate on Q&A between the silly Senator (Steve Ciobo) and zany Zaky. Mallah was an excitable young fool. But Senator Ciobo is a seasoned political hack who should have known better.

What do the Tweed Council candidates stand for?

The final day of voting for your local Tweed Shire Councill candidates is Saturday 4 December at a venue near you.

Today is International Day of People with Disability

This language trend around People With a Disability has tended to emphasise the disability rather than the person, which can lead to derogatory labelling, depersonalisation or impersonal, collective references.

Master Mariner Bill Fenelon looks to the future of Tweed Shire

Bill Fenelon, who has called the Tweed Valley home since 2009, is heading up Group A and is running as an Independent with Carolyn...

Election week sees Vanessa Ekins doing her blocky

Enjoying a few precious minutes break in an election week is a real luxury and Lismore mayoral candidate and current Mayor Vanessa Ekins managed to fit an Echo interview in between her TAFE Auslan course and the pre-poll station on Woodlark Street.