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ALP puts war power reform on the agenda

The Australian Labor Party will hold a public inquiry into how Australia goes to war if elected to government next year.

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Interview with Mitch King from Dream Bigger

Dream Bigger is presenting Lismore Youth Festival in partnership with numerous organisations in Lismore. Dream Bigger connects established artists with potential future artists to make their ideas a reality through engaging workshops and collaboration. The Echo spoke to Mitch King from Dream Bigger.

Bayside, The Corso

Annie Radermacher, Brunswick Heads A clear description of the proposed development as presented to the public was of 37 boarding...

Inspector condemns prisoner health services

In the forward to the Inspector of Custodial Services Report published last month, Fiona Rafter Inspector of Custodial Services says that the provision of health services to inmates in New South Wales custodial facilities is a complex and challenging responsibility.

Man charged with assault after death at Coffs Harbour

A man will face court today charged with assault as inquiries continue into the death of a man at Coffs Harbour after an altercation on Saturday.

Beware of flood damage scams

NSW Fair Trading is warning consumers about opportunistic tradespeople trying to take advantage during the flood recovery process as the state gets back on its feet.

Poor Pauline

Bob Vinnicombe, Sefton A lot of hypocrisy from Labor and The Greens about respect for women. Look at the treatment...

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Editorial – Dear diary

As if I don’t have enough to deal with, my empathy coach just cancelled my appointments because someone in his family ‘just died unexpectedly’.

Cartoon of the week – 31 March, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

You are invited to March 4 Justice this Monday against gendered violence

It is time for everyone to stand up and #ChoosetoChallenge gendered violence in Australia. It is time for the culture to change.

A safe space for sexual assault survivors

In a perfect world, the trauma Margot and Joana experienced would not have happened, and there would be no need for the very important support group they have created.

Local cop charged with ‘aggravated sexual intercourse child’

A police officer will face court tomorrow after being charged by Professional Standards Command (PSC) investigators over the alleged sexual assault of a teenage girl.

Casino – Two women sexually touched whilst walking

Police are appealing for public assistance after two women were sexually touched in separate incidents in the Northern Rivers town of Casino.

Lismore – Man charged with break and enter and sexual touching offences

A man will face court today after he allegedly broke into a home in Lismore and sexually touched a woman who was sleeping inside.

Falls Festival introduces patron safety initiative

Organisers of Falls Festival, held at the North Byron Parklands in Yelgun, say they will be introducing sexual assault counsellors to all sites.

Bangalow man on 210 sex charges against 161 victims

Police will lay 210 additional charges against a man at court today, following an investigation into the origin of thousands of images and videos located on electronic devices seized in Bangalow last year.

Sexual assault an issue for Byron Bay

The police are reminding the public that if a person ‘is impaired by either alcohol or drugs then regardless of what they say or do, they cannot legally consent to sexual intercourse.

Help from Red Cross for flood-affected communities in NSW

With disasters coming thick and fast as the climate emergency worsens, Australian Red Cross this morning launched financial help for flood-affected communities in NSW.

Rocky Creek Field Day coming in July

As part of the Rural Landholder Initiative, rural landholders in the Rocky Creek area are invited to an Off-stream Watering and Riparian Habitat Field Day.

Professor Graham Samuel says dementia care is personal

In a moving address to the National Press Club in Canberra yesterday, Dementia Australia Chair Professor Graham Samuel AC shared his personal experience of dementia – the anguish, bewilderment, frustration and torment experienced by his mother as she descended into the abyss of the disease.

Beware of flood damage scams

NSW Fair Trading is warning consumers about opportunistic tradespeople trying to take advantage during the flood recovery process as the state gets back on its feet.