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July 20, 2024
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It’s very unfortunate that Justine Elliot has so little confidence in herself or her party that she needs to...

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Editorial – Bloatcorp under review

Those familiar with the NSW Reconstruction Authority, the agency tasked with flood recovery for the north coast (and disaster recovery for NSW), may be heartened to know that a review is underway of the Act that governs the government-run corporation.

Regional ratios rollout NSW begins in Lismore

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has welcomed the announcement of nurse-to-patient ratios at two regional NSW hospitals but has expressed concern over the pace of the phased rollout.

Free coercive control community forum tonight in Kingscliff

What is coercive control? Is it really something we can define and work out how to respond to? The...

Zionism is not a dirty word

I was disheartened reading Heilpern’s article (Echo, July 3). I understand his confusion when stating '… an antisemite one...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: The Grandpa Wars

It’s impossible to look at American politics right now without thinking WTF? In the blue corner there is the faltering, forgetful, and possibly demented Biden and in the red corner we have a vitriolic, revengeful, pussy-grabbing sociopathic, now-convicted felon who is Trump.

Veterans honoured for their service

On July 11, the Byron Bay RSL sub-branch held an inaugural memorial service to officially recognise the veterans who served in Iraq, Afghanistan, Arabian Gulf, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates. 

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Saving the world one development at a time

Rainforest Rescue recently received the prestigious Thorsborne Award at the 2018 Wet Tropics Management Authority’s Cassowary Awards night in Cairns.

#rainforest2reef enviro/arts project launched

Local artists Carol Atkins and Zion Levy Stewart  have been selected to take part in the combined enviro/arts project which has been initiated to highlight the significance of the Wet Tropics and Great Barrier Reef World Heritage areas in far north Queensland.

Packaging company commits to saving rainforest

Packaging companies are not generally seen as good corporate citizens but one Aussie company is ahead of the pack, having pledged to donate one per cent of its profits towards saving Daintree Rainforest.

Rainforest Rescue races to save property

Rainforest Rescue is out to save Lot 19, Cape Tribulation Road, Cape Kimberley, ‘from an extremely high threat of destruction’. ‘This precious Daintree rainforest is...

Coffee company to the rainforest’s rescue

The Daintree Rainforest is still in loads of trouble and a local company, Byron Bay Coffee is going to match dollar-for-dollar donations received in donation boxes at local cafes they supply.

Restoration an aim of Big Scrub Rainforest Day

Northern rivers locals with an interest in the environment, our region’s drinking water or rainforests and restoration should get along to the Big Scrub Rainforest Day on Sunday.

Tikkun Olam

David Heilpern's brilliant article 'Zionism, antisemitism and Israel' stands in complete contrast to former Israeli defence minister Moshe Dayan's recommendation that, 'Israel must be...

Six slips sites, $5m and 42 weeks sees Bilambil – Urliup Road open

The 2022 floods saw the Tweed hinterland connection road between Bilambil and Urliup severely damaged with six slip sites. After more than two years...

Developer may destroy up to 1.5 million indigenous artefacts in Lismore

Land and Environment Court accepts Uncle Mickey Ryan as party to the case after Lismore Council fails to defend Aboriginal cultural heritage of North Lismore Plateau.

Tyagarah – changed overnight traffic conditions

From Monday, July 22 there will be changed traffic conditions on Tyagarah Creek Bridge on the Pacific Highway at Tyagarah to carry out essential maintenance.