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Mullumbimby railway station burns down

At around midnight last night, a fire started which engulfed the old Mullumbimby railway station. It's been twenty years since the last train came through, but the building has been an important community hub, providing office space for a number of organisations, including COREM, Mullum Music Festival and Social Futures.

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D-day for Bruns pod village pesticide treatment

After two delays, the NSW Reconstruction Authority (RA) will be treating Bruns emergency pods with a pesticide treatment, despite some strong opposition from flood-affected residents.

Keeping watch on Tyalgum Road

Residents keen to stay up to date on the status of the temporary track at Tyalgum Road – particularly during significant rain events – are urged to sign up to a new SMS alert system launched by Tweed Shire Council.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Shopping Centres Scare Me

I feel trapped. There isn’t a single time I attend where I don’t check my proximity to the exits, or imagine what I’d do if there was a fire, or worse, a shooter. The sense of being enclosed is unnatural, I can’t tell what time of day it is, I lose my sense of direction. It’s designed to be disorienting. It feels otherworldly. And never in a good way. They are designed to make you stay longer. They are by design, disorienting.

Some spending cannot be questioned

The euphemisms were flying when Australia's Defence Minister Richard Marles announced last week that an extra $50 billion would be spent on our military over the next decade, and that $72.8 billion of already announced spending would be redirected.

Man saved by Marine Rescue NSW after vessel capsized on Bruns Bar

A rapid response by Marine Rescue Brunswick volunteers has saved a man’s life after his 4.9 metre boat rolled on Brunswick Bar this morning.

Grand opening in Casino on Saturday

Richmond Valley Council says the upgraded Casino Showground and Racecourse will be a major hub for events in regional NSW, with a focus on horse-related activities.

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The Murdoch empire – out of the pot and into the other pot

The biggest news in ‘news’ today is that the biggest news content creator will see its leader stand down after more than 70 years – it is expected that Lachlan Murdoch will step into his father’s shoes as head of the Murdoch media behemoth from November.

The price of lies

This week we found out that Australia's most embarrassing export, Rupert Murdoch, will pay US$787.5 million to avoid having his corporation further humiliated in court for telling lies about the US election, specifically regarding Dominion voting machines.

Gerontocracy rules, okay?

The American president displays the unmistakable signs of old age. He shows a frailty in his movements, and a tendency to forget names.

News Corp scraps print for paid online subs

From June 29, nearly 100 regional newspapers, owned by US citizen and multi-billionaire Rupert Murdoch, will cease print operations.

Activists block Murdoch newspapers from distribution

Activists have taken the fight to the front gates of the News Corp printing press in Murarrie, Queensland last night demanding that ‘News Corp tell the truth about the climate and ecological crisis,’ said a spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion (XR).

How Murdoch and the miners screwed us yet again

Let’s get a few numbers straight first: this was not a landslide or a blowout and the people of Australia did not fall in line behind the grinning salesman Scott Morrison...

Overseas interests: what about Murdoch?

Guy, Lismore. For Turnbull, Dutton et al to pretend they are looking after Australia’s interests when they castigate China for interfering with Australia’s internal politics...

Media reforms to benefit major players

Veteran journalist Alex Mitchell has condemned the Turnbull government’s new media legislation, saying it represented a ‘sweeping victory’ for the major media owners.

Murdoch influence everywhere

Max Willoughby, Murwillumbah. Your story in Echonetdaily today misses a lot. In addition to the holdings you listed, News Corp also has a dominant interest in Australian Associated Press [AAP], via which much of our media gains their news stories.

News Corp’s extraordinary dominance of our media

News Corporation has just dramatically increased its political-influence footprint in Australia, but it’s a story that hasn’t made it much past the business pages. It should.

Flood insurance inquiry’s North Coast hearings 

A public hearing into insurers’ responses to the 2022 flood was held in Lismore last Thursday, with one local insurance brokerage business owner describing the compact that exists between insurers and society as ‘broken’. 

Getting ready for the 24/25 bush fire season

This year’s official NSW Bush Fire Danger Period closed on March 21. Essential Energy says its thoughts are now turned toward to the 2024-25 season, and it has begun surveying its powerlines in and around the North Coast region.

Keeping watch on Tyalgum Road

Residents keen to stay up to date on the status of the temporary track at Tyalgum Road – particularly during significant rain events – are urged to sign up to a new SMS alert system launched by Tweed Shire Council.

Blaming Queensland again

I was astounded to read Mandy Nolan’s article ‘Why The Nude Beach Is A Wicked Problem’, in which she implied that it may largely...