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In Australia there are over 116,000 people experiencing homelessness on any given night. Homelessness Week aims to raise awareness of the impact of homelessness on Australia via national and local community events

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Nolan’s Soapbox

Duncan Shipley-Smith, Byron Bay The sinister suggestion by Nolan in last week’s Echo conflating anti-vaccination supporters with extreme right-wing ideology (XRW)...

Vehicle access to Unicorn Falls to close

President of the recently formed Byron Hikers Club says a ‘controversy is brewing’ around National Parks’ recently announced plans to close vehicle access to Unicorn Falls, located on South Chowan Road behind Upper Main Arm.

Saddle Road land snapped up for $10m

A picturesque property in Brunswick Heads that was once slated to become an eco-village may become a light industrial precinct after the owners sold it to a developer for $10 million. 

History repeats

Peter Olson, Goonengerry History shows that when the media and the politicians turn against the people, eventually there is a backlash. It...

Independent councillor calls for online voting

A manageable and easy-to-navigate system was necessary, Cr Allsop said, one that allowed 'equal presence for all candidates'.

Zero

Andrew Macklin, Mullumbimby Creek Gareth Smith (July 14), I can see you like the selective use of historical facts and statistics...

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Lennox Community Garden celebrates terrific two

The Lennox Community Garden team recently had an early morning working bee and visit from Tamara Smith MP and they reflected on the two years that have passed since they first broke ground.

Local MPs announce funding for local sports clubs

Tamara Smith MP, Member for Ballina, yesterday announced $50,000 in funding for a total of fifteen sports clubs in her electorate.

Ballina MP Tamara Smith speaks about community, and more of the issues close to her heart

In the second part of this two part series, Member for Ballina Tamara Smith discusses more of the issues that are important to her, and the Ballina community.

Catching up with Ballina MP Tamara Smith

In the first of a two part series, the Greens MP for Ballina, Tamara Smith, talks about some of the big issues in her electorate.

Editorial – Road funding announcement turns into a political dumpster fire

There was a terrific announcement of $2.28 million in road funding for some of Byron’s worst roads by two odd bedfellows last week – the non-elected local Nationals representative and the Greens mayor.

Funding boost for local sports clubs

Member for Ballina Tamara Smith MP, today announced $77.5k in funding for 17 clubs in the Ballina Electorate through the Local Sports Grant Program.

Editorial – Nuclear afterglow

While there will surely be an afterglow of good will towards local National Party MLC Ben Franklin for securing the Shire $25m in road and infrastructure funding, it should be pointed out where his government is taking us when it comes to the energy sector.

Calls to remove shark nets state wide

A new report into the effectiveness of shark nets has prompted member for Ballina, Tamara Smith, to call for the removal of all NSW shark nets. 

MP calls for interchange at Alstonville black spot

Ballina MP Tamara Smith (Greens) has called for a motorway-style interchange between Bruxner Highway and Ballina Road at Alstonville, the site of several fatal accidents, including one earlier this year.

Road spending and Westconnex brought into question by Greens

MLC Ben Franklin has defended the NSW government’s record on rural roads after Ballina MP Tamara Smith claimed ‘just $50 million will be spent on fixing blackspots on rural roads this year.

Joyride tears up Chinderah golf course fairway

Police say that three youths were caught joyriding on golf club vehicles at Chinderah late last Friday evening.

SE Queensland’s lockdown and local schools

The South East Queensland three day lockdown, from 4pm Saturday 31 July to 4pm  Tuesday 3 August 2021 will have implications on school in...

The great Ballina Library book sale

This Friday and Saturday will see book lovers dreams materialise in Ballina when the library holds their Library Collection Overhaul and Book Sale.

Break and Enter at Cinemas in Byron Bay

Police say that shortly after 4.20am, yesterday, Sunday August 1 a youth forced open one of the steel gates of the Palace Cinemas Byron Bay.