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Last mayoral candidates Q and A: are you a landlord?

Here at The Echo we have seen and heard the word ‘housing’ come up time and again throughout the local government election campaign period, whether it’s from candidates or other voters.

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Make your vote count in the Council elections

I want to make my vote count, and elect a mayor and Council that actually represents local interests and...

Laurel Lodge open for community housing

North Coast Community Housing (NCCH) has officially opened 12 refurbished fit-for-purpose homes in the former Lismore Base Hospital accommodation known as Laurel Lodge.

Last chance for tickets to Byron Shire Council Meet the Candidates forum

Today is your last chance to get tickets to tonight’s Byron Shire Meet the Candidates forum in the Byron Theatre.

Lismore Council elections

I’m somewhat bemused by the candidates for the Lismore Council election. One ticket has 14 candidates, when there are...

Sinking real estate

For most of geological time, the Earth has been 5–15 degrees hotter than today. That’s why the dinosaurs did...

The high cost of endometriosis

One in six women with endometriosis have lost their jobs due to the condition.

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Late goals save Byron Bay at Ocean Shores

Ocean Shores soccer played at home last weekend with less than spectacular results including a narrow 1–0 loss for the U/15s and the three...

On the ground work assists evicted women 

We know the region has some of the highest rents, and highest housing costs in Australia. We all know that this has virtually eliminated affordable housing. We hear the stories of women and children being evicted, of couch surfing and living in cars.

What do the Tweed Council candidates stand for?

The final day of voting for your local Tweed Shire Councill candidates is Saturday 4 December at a venue near you.

Today is International Day of People with Disability

This language trend around People With a Disability has tended to emphasise the disability rather than the person, which can lead to derogatory labelling, depersonalisation or impersonal, collective references.

Master Mariner Bill Fenelon looks to the future of Tweed Shire

Bill Fenelon, who has called the Tweed Valley home since 2009, is heading up Group A and is running as an Independent with Carolyn...