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Hospital staff want to park for free while they work

It seems that Lismore Base isn’t the only hospital whose workers would like to park their cars for free while they work.

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Suffolk pump track

Dr Ray Moynihan, Suffolk Park Thanks to The Echo for ongoing coverage of the debate about the proposed pump track...

PM’s vaccine

Martin Bail, Federal On 4 February, 2021 ABC News reported, albeit briefly, that the PM will ‘for the record’ be...

Pottsville’s controversial Men’s Shed extension to be advertised

The controversial Men’s Shed at Black Rocks Sports Fields in Pottsville is seeking to expand its footprint 12m to the west.

International Women’s Day kerfuffle at Ballina

One councillor walked out of Ballina Council's recent meeting during an emotional discussion about speakers at an upcoming IWD event.

Facebook fails

Adrian Gattenhof, Mullumbimby American spoilt brat Zuckerberg may have done adults around the world a great favour with his screamy...

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault acquitted

Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.

Stories about "Superannuation":

Thus Spake Mungo: A not-so super scheme

The most depressing aspect of the very public stoush between cabinet ministers and their claques over allowing house-hunters to access their superannuation for deposits is that it has happened at all.

Abbott should keep his hands off industry super funds

Margrette Young, Dorroughby. What does the evidence show? Industry super funds under current governance: provide a two per cent higher return to members than retail super funds; have provided a higher return consistently for years; and have not been embroiled in financial scandals as has been evident in a large number of retail funds.

Thus Spake Mungo: Don’t mention tax reform

So the great national conversation on tax reform has begun, and, it would appear, ended. An executive summary: G’day. Let’s have conversation about tax. What do you think about a few reforms to the GST? Piss off, hairy legs.

Work harder, longer to pay for the rich

Michael Trevaskis, Alstonville. What a complete farce it is that the Liberal government is calling for people to work till a greater age so they can save some money. Perhaps it wouldn't so farcical if what they did corresponded to what they said.

‘Tackle sacred cow of super tax breaks’: ACOSS

The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) said on Thursday the federal government cannot afford to keep giving the top 20 per cent of...

International Women’s Day kerfuffle at Ballina

One councillor walked out of Ballina Council's recent meeting during an emotional discussion about speakers at an upcoming IWD event.

Croquet club gets new turf as it prepares to host NSW championship

The Byron Bay Croquet Club is ready for another big year that includes new turf, hosting a state championship and building on last year’s membership growth.

Ahoy m’hearties young and old in Bangalow

‘Ahoy m’hearties’ was the catchcry at Bangalow Parklands on Saturday afternoon during the Connecting Generations Pirate Party.

Blue-green algae amber alert still active at Uki

Last Thursday Tweed Shire Council issued an amber alert for blue-green algae in the Tweed River at Uki, with Clarrie Hall Dam remaining on a green alert. This morning they say the alerts are still active.