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NSW Flood Inquiry released today

The NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet was in Lismore at Southern Cross University this morning at 11am releasing the NSW Independent Flood Inquiry where he accepted every recommendation put forward.

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Byron Council to vote on major flood recovery works  

Major drainage enhancements in flood-affected areas, and the employment of a Council officer to help residents rebuild and return to their homes, are among a raft of measures proposed by Byron Council under the latest round of disaster funding.

A voice for koalas: Vale Olivia Newton-John

The Rainforest Information Centre has expressed its deep condolences to the family and close friends of Olivia Newton-John who was literally the voice of the koala.

Mullum, flooding and pods

In this region we are all, except for a few, living on floodplains or areas prone to further landslips....

Power of the people

Katherine (Letters, 3 August) asked ‘can the power of the people compete...’? The answer is in the recent federal election:...

Autocracy or democracy for Byron Shire?

The New Yorker Magazine recently wrote a quote from Mr Rupert Murdoch ‘The truth is authoritarian governments do work!’...

Car park housing

In recent weeks the idea by Council to develop the existing car park in Station Street has dropped out...

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Labor reaffirms position as Coalition shadow on fossil fuels

Faster than you could say George Orwell, it was revealed clean energy actually meant gas, and the head of the expert panel was to be none other than Grant King, the former CEO of Origin Energy (aka the people who fracked Queensland and created a fiery spa bath in the Condamine River).

Don’t give up on politics, says Richard Di Natale

The Greens' leader talks to Paul Bibby about issues ranging from the Liberals' leadership struggle, the party's growth as a third force in politics and the West Byron development.

Greens leaders in Byron shire to help ‘stop Adani’

Australian Greens leader Dr Richard Di Natale is visiting Byron shire on Sunday to campaign against the controversial Adani coal mine in Queensland.

Greens to treat drugs as health problem

Leader of the Australian Greens Dr Richard Di Natale has announced that the party has reached consensus on a major reform to its drugs...

Green talks on drug decriminalisation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbuP1FxEtp4 The Australian Greens will continue a national drug decriminalisation tour this week, holding round table meetings on ending prosecutions for individual user. Greens leader Richard...

Di Natale hopes for the Dawn of Greens in Richmond

The leader of the Greens, Senator Richard Di Natale, spent yesterday in the northern rivers as part of his national tour after starting his day with an early appearance in Sydney before flying into the Gold Coast.

Di Natale elected Greens leader after Milne resigns

First term senator Richard Di Natale has replaced Christine Milne as the leader of the federal Greens following her surprise resignation announced earlier today.

Lismore Councillors to collectively decide on new GM

The recent history of general managers in the Lismore Council has been nothing if not chequered. With a very politically divided council, the question of whether all interested councillors, or just a select few, should choose the new GM proved contentious last night in the Goonellabah chambers.

Byron’s Fletcher St welcomes new members

Fletcher Street Cottage has welcomed the arrival of three new community support workers to help the growing number of locals facing the challenges of homelessness.

Byron’s Mayor Lyon defends Mullum pod fiasco

Byron Shire Council Mayor Michael Lyon has defended Council’s handling of the ongoing Mullum pod accommodation debacle, telling The Echo that councillors requested, through a Council resolution, that Resilience NSW conduct consultation with neighbouring residents regarding the rail corridor works on Prince Street. 

Mullum, flooding and pods

In this region we are all, except for a few, living on floodplains or areas prone to further landslips. And as far as I...