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Assange’s father to beg Biden for son’s freedom

John Shipton, father of detained WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, says he’ll return to the United States to ask President Joe Biden to drop legal action against his son.

How full is that glass?

Cr Alan Hunter, Byron Shire Council Council Staff recommend opposing the proposed changes in the Exempt Development provisions to be considered...

Echo turns 35 and You are invited!

This year The Echo turns 35, and to celebrate this momentous anniversary they are putting on The Echo Community Awards – and everyone is invited!

Locavores out and about

The sun is out, the sky is blue, it’s beautiful, and so is the barbeque… or picnic, at this...

Why do we destroy what we love?

Nan Nicholson, The Channon I have been an environmental activist for over 50 years (I started when I was a...

Lismore Council set to increase fees, cut costs in a bid to balance budget

Lismore City Council is set to increase fees and charges and cut spending in an attempt to overcome a $19.5m operating deficit.

Stories about "rates rise":

Rates storm in a tea cup?

The conversation around any council’s rates rise is always going to be a fiery one and this week Cr Jeff Johnson from Ballina Shire Council says there is no justification for latest ‘cash grab’ by Council and Cr Keith Williams has responded.

Burden all on Byron ratepayers

Kathryn McConnochie, Byron Bay. In order to be 'Fit for the Future' the State Government required Byron Shire Council to impose a rate rise in order to balance its budget, otherwise there was a risk of our shire being amalgamated with other councils.

Ballina rate rise approved – but only for one year

Ballina Shire Council has had its application for a rate rise approved by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal but IPART rejected a request for the rise to be permanent.

Byron’s rate hike makes it even more unaffordable

Cr Paul Spooner, Byron Bay. Byron Shire Council has now submitted to the state government to pursue a 33.5 per cent permanent rate rise across the shire.

Father and son win first sailing race

Sixteen boats competed in the Tweed Valley Sailing Club’s race day earlier this month in a 10-12 knot breeze that suited the newcomers to...

Oceans 15 triumphant return


The Ocean Shores Aquatics team have returned home with some great results after a month-long stint at various State School Swimming competitions. ‘They have all...

Interview with Bob Vegas

The glorious Bob Downe is back with a brand new show: Viva Bob Vegas! at the Brunswick Picture House. He gave Seven the Downe low…

Interview with Cyprien Clerc, Founder and managing Director of Futureseeds

Founder and Managing Director at FutureSeeds, Cyprien Clerc, talks to The Echo about this upcoming event.