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Police appeal for help to find missing teenagers

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate the boy and a girl who were last seen in Alstonville on Monday.

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Interview with magician James Galea

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Midnight Oil to help reignite Bluesfest’s fire

Just seven weeks after Byron Bluesfest was cancelled at the eleventh hour owing to a COVID scare, the event has bounced back with a new line-up featuring some of Australia’s most revered musical talent.

Greens MP calls for greater workplace safety in government

Mia Armitage Greens Member for Ballina Tamara Smith has joined calls for improved workplace safety in government after accusations against...

Alcohol consumption up

The data, from Roy Morgan’s Alcohol Consumption Report, showed that there were significant increases for wine and spirits (up...

Editorial: The vulnerable at risk

Most of us would hope that the taxes we pay go towards key areas such as health, education and to supporting the most vulnerable in our community.

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Nimbin MardiGrass 2021 planning gets underway

MardiGrass 2021 is going ahead and they are planning plenty of entertainment and activism from the joint rolling comp and HEMP Olympix to the Rally for Law Reform. These will be just some of the many fun activities, pointed campaigning, music, and speakers who will be part of the festival this year.

Why RDT (roadside drug testing) is failing

Why, you might ask yourself, is there roadside drug testing (RDT)? The answer on most people's lips – that it improves safety on the roads and reduces accidents – would be the logical answer; yet former magistrate David Heilpern recently made it abundantly clear that this is not the case.

Federal Election 2019: a referendum on cannabis laws?

Mia Armitage Nimbin’s annual Mardi Grass festival seems appropriate for an Australian Hemp Party election campaign launch but to really get the point across, a...

Byron Shire excels at drug testing-related convictions

Byron Shire has one of the highest rates of roadside drug-testing-related convictions in the state but serious questions remain over the validity of the test.

Call for inquiry into roadside drug testing

A call for a parliamentary inquiry into the effectiveness of roadside drug testing is being made after police expert reveals the police’s oral testing method is seriously flawed.

Minimising harm from drugs – and pollies

From the injustice of the random drug testing (RDT) to the Liberal/National state government’s obsession with ensuring people die at festivals by refusing sensible and proven pill and drug testing, the current state elections have brought a focus on the draconian and outdated attitudes of the current government towards drugs.

Greens call for end to ‘unreliable’ roadside drug testing

The Greens chose the revitalised Mullumbimby Gateway to announce this lunchtime that they will call for an end to the practice of roadside drug testing.

Drugs: call for no more ‘nanny state’

The weekend blitz targeting roadside alcohol and drug testing has highlighted NSW government laws that target the use of cannabis rather than its impact on driving.

Corruption-riddled

Keith Duncan, Pimlico Thank God this corruption-riddled Berejiklian/Barilaro government does not have a majority in the NSW upper house. Environmentalists in NSW have just breathed...

Man jailed over South Golden Beach dog shooting

A local builder who shot his neighbour’s dog with a bow and arrow in South Golden Beach has been jailed after unsuccessfully appealing his conviction in the District Court.

Greens MP calls for greater workplace safety in government

Mia Armitage Greens Member for Ballina Tamara Smith has joined calls for improved workplace safety in government after accusations against a Byron Shire resident of...

Angsts, hopes and visions

Jo Faith, Newtown I love The Echo and all of the folk that passionately contribute their angsts, hopes and visions. How do The (struggling) Echo...