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Dr Matt Landos, East Ballina There is the real news and then there is the fake news. The radio news announced...

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Rail trail

Peter Finch, East Lismore At last someone else has put their hand up to question the fluffery and misinformation surrounding...

Will Ballina Council live up to its promise?

A motion from Cr Jeff Johnson to be tabled at Ballina Shire Council's meeting this week will ask the council to live up to its promise to act on the climate emergency, and divest from fossil fuel investments.

‘ATO’ scam wants every last dollar in your account

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is warning about a spike in automated scam calls impersonating the ATO and asking people to transfer all their money to another account.

Family Court scrapped

Despite overwhelming opposition from Australia’s family law specialists and advocates, the federal Liberal-Nationals government and cross benchers scrapped the Family Law Court and subsumed it into the circuit courts last week.

Bringing down the heat in our ‘hood

How well we survive the future depends on our vision for our towns and suburbs – and on how we bring that vision about.

The lunatics have taken over the asylum…

The Zombies of the Climate ApoCOALpse have today swarmed around Queensland's Parliament House this morning to highlight impending climate chaos.

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Keith Williams puts case for the Dunoon Dam

Rous County Council's Future Water Project 2060 proposal has been on public exhibition for a week now. Echonetdaily caught up with Rous CC Chairperson Keith Williams to dig into the detail.

Rainy days, no time to waste that water

Once upon a time, it was illegal to have a rainwater tank in suburbia but now it is time for a change and you are being challenged to keep your water usage to 160 litres a day.

Labor moves to force councils to fluoridate water

On Tuesday, Labor introduced legislation in the NSW Parliament to create tough new fluoride laws it claims would ‘override the anti-fluoride movement’ and effectively force councils like Byron Shire to fluoridate their water.

Fluoride activists prepare for court challenge, and party

Lismore-based anti-fluoride activists are preparing a federal court challenge that they hope will ‘cripple the fluoride industry in Australia’. But in the meantime, they are having a party on Saturday night to raise further funds for their cause.

Clunes fluoride dosing plant closed

Households within Lismore LGA receiving water via the Clunes fluoride dosing plant have been granted a short reprieve after the plant was taken offline on Friday.

Lismore push for community poll on fluoride

A Lismore councillor wants a poll conducted at the next local government election to determine whether a majority of residents support adding fluoride to the water supply.

Protest at fluoride dosing plant

About 70 people turned out to a blockade at the Corndale fluoride dosing plant yesterday but Rous Water general manager Kym Lavelle reckons they're protesting in the wrong place.

Rally calls on Rous Water to reverse fluoride decision

Anti-fluoride protesters rallied outside Rous Water in Lismore yesterday and are planning a blockage of the Corndale dosing plant on Monday.

Opponents say fluoride fight is far from over

The fight against the fluoridation of much of the region’s water supply is far from over, according to opponents.

Public asked to comment on county councils merger

A public consultation into the proposed merger of Rous Water, Richmond River County Council and Far North Coast County Council is set to begin next week.

Monkey see

Daniel Brown, Byron Bay Back in my early youth growing up in Mt Eliza Victoria in the ‘90s I’d secretly look up to and admire...

Australia’s bastardry

Gareth W R Smith, Byron Bay Australia has a long string of racist and anti-humanitarian policies. These range from its treatment of Aboriginal people, complicity...

Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some interest and also, I am...

‘The Great Reset’

Gary Opit, Wooyung I appreciated the letter by Lucas Wright (17 February) on the Great Reset conspiracy fantasy. With our privileged, western, simplistic understanding of...