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COVID update December 3: One new case and advice for international travellers

One new case of COVID-19 was reported for Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) in the 24 hours to...

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Lismore Councillor candidate bios – Group E: Our Sustainable Future

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Crossing Over

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Fatal crash – Alstonville

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Deconstructing the brand

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Stories about "Tweed Valley Women’s Service":

Women and kids seeking refuge ‘never had it so good’

National and Liberal MPs who stood by as a 30-year-old award-winning domestic violence service in Tweed Heads was axed were referred to as ‘dogs’ during an angry NSW parliamentary debate on March 9.

Tweed Valley Women’s Service cuts before NSW parliament

Funding cuts to the Tweed Valley Women’s Service are expected to be debated in NSW parliament on March 9, after a petition led by federal MP Justine Elliot reached 10,000 signatures.

Tweed Valley Women’s Service closure alarming

Katie Milne, Carool. The Tweed Valley Women's Service was a specialist service dedicated solely for the needs of women and their children. It was a well known, iconic place where women could walk in off the street to seek sanctuary and solace without having to share the space or have unwanted encounters with males who may also even be perpetrators.

Federal MPs urged to save Tweed women’s service

Federal Parliament has been urged to pressure NSW premier Mike Baird to urgently restore full funding to the Tweed Valley Women’s Service (TVWS) which was forced to close when its contract was cancelled just before Christmas.

Women’s crisis centre in Tweed ‘still open’, as petition launched

Services for victims of domestic violence and homelessness are still open and operating in northern NSW, despite the controversial recent axing of funding for the Tweed Valley Women’s Service (TVWS).

Closure of Tweed domestic-violence service sparks outrage

Women and children in the Tweed fleeing domestic violence face a bleak future in 2016 with the shock closure due to funding cuts to the Tweed Valley Women’s Service (TVWS).

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.

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.