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Calls to reverse NSW anti-protest laws

The harsh sentencing of Deanna ‘Violet’ Coco for stopping a lane of traffic on the Sydney Harbour Bridge in April this year has led to a range of protests and the call to reverse NSW anti-protest laws by lawyer and Greens NSW Legislative Council Member Sue Higginson.

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Cartoon of the week – 7 December 2022

Letters to the editor The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that...

Protests against Violet CoCo’s 15 months imprisonment

On Friday environment activist Violet CoCo faced the Magistrates Court, at the Downing Centre in Sydney for peacefully protesting climate inaction. She was sentenced to  15 months imprisonment, with a non-parole period of eight months for engaging in non-violent protest.

Local waterpolo team thriving on friendship

The Byron Bay Bullsharks women’s waterpolo team have played their way into second place on the Far North Coast...

Disco Byron style

Groove Terminator and Rodd Richards are proud to present for the very first time in Byron Bay, France’s very...

Tweed Council secures environmental water sharing during drought

Two items at last week's Tweed Shire Council meeting highlighted the commitment of the council to sharing water with the environment even during low-flow and drought periods. 

Rally for the Right to Protest on Dec 10

Activists and concerned citizens of Lismore and Northern Rivers will rally at 10 am on Saturday in Peace Park in Lismore on International Human Rights Day.

Stories about "traffic anger":

Lycra bikers stop residents in their tracks

Fred Forsyth, Suffolk Park. My wife and I, with over $160 worth of groceries, some needing refrigeration, and a dog getting hotter and more distressed in the car were told we could not use Bangalow Road (which is the street we reside in) for two hours.

Triathlon blamed for traffic chaos

Long delays, lack of signage, dangerous driving and seemingly uncoordinated traffic control were just some of the complaints Echonetdaily has received about the results of road closures imposed by Saturday’s Byron Bay Triathlon.

Mandy Nolans’ Soap Box #186 Get angry about big shit

Mandy can't fathom the point of the rage that some drivers display when she does a little bit of shitty driving. WATCH VIDEO

Tweed Council secures environmental water sharing during drought

Two items at last week's Tweed Shire Council meeting highlighted the commitment of the council to sharing water with the environment even during low-flow and drought periods. 

Celebrating the life of Jack Paris Crittle

Young DJ and keen surfer, Jack Crittle, was tragically killed in a car accident last week. A celebration of his life will be held this Monday, 12 December at 10am.

Mullum’s Federation Bridge closed again tonight

Mullum and hinterland residents and visitors are reminded that Federation Bridge will be closed again tonight from 6pm to 4am for repairs. 

Changing the world with non-violent action

‘Nonviolence  is an intensely active force when properly understood and used.’ These are the words of Gandhi, the man who led nationwide campaigns in his country to ease poverty by creating a movement of resistance that contributed to ending British Rule in India.