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We all live in a magic submarine…
Several commentators have remarked that, while the mainstream media is locked in furious agreement with the government over AUKUS and the trillion dollar submarines (a guess at the final price tag), social and independent media are telling quite a different tale.
Saffin MP’s community election commitments
Sitting Member for Lismore, Janelle Saffin, has announced election commitments aimed at what she says is making local communities safer, keeping public schools open, protecting our natural environment, and removing a costly regulation from one local government area.
Election 2023 – Tweed: Marc Selan
Marc Selan returned to Australia last year and is running in the seat of Tweed for the Legalise Cannabis Party as he is ‘shocked at how backward we are and is fired up about changing our laws’.
Clarence candidate Dr Clancy talks mining and waste incinerators
As a founding member of the CCA Greens candidate Dr Greg Clancy does not support mining in the Clarence catchment. Here he shares his position on the Casino Waste incinerator and the action needed to address the climate emergency.
Mediation fails over large Suffolk Park DA
The battle over a controversial mixed-used development proposed for the main street of Suffolk Park looks set to go to a full hearing in the Land and Environment Court with Byron Shire Council, after the court-ordered conciliation process failed.
New rugby joint venture rearing to go
The newly-formed joint venture that combines Bangalow and Byron Bay rugby teams is already paying dividends with big training...
Violet Coco released on good behaviour bond
It was a long wait from April 2022 until December and an even longer wait from then until this week for climate activist Violet Coco who was released on a good behaviour bond after being sentenced to 15 months jail in December for blocking the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
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Editorial – 2022 in the Echo rearview mirror
Herewith is a brief summary of 2022, as seen through the Echo lens. Given the constrained space, only a few topics can make it in.
NSW state election
Could Tweed Hospital see the first patient cannabis consumption room?
Marc Selan of the Legalise Cannabis Party is keen to keep the old Tweed Hospital open and says he would like to see the first patient cannabis consumption room at that site.
Clarence State Electorate
Voting guide to preferencing in the NSW lower house
The NSW election, to be held on Saturday March 25, uses optional preferencing in both houses of parliament.
Homeless koala house hunting in Manly
As the trees continue to fall at the hands of the NSW government's Forestry Corporation in Yarret State Forest Blinky the koala has had to abandon his home.
Residents of Cabbage Tree Island want to go home
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Anger and frustration at not being able to go home saw a group of residents reclaim their properties yesterday on Cabbage Tree Island.