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Is population growth the real reason for the Dunoon Dam push?

It’s very clear that the State government’s push for population growth is the main driving force behind the proposed revisit of the Dunoon Dam

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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)...

Federal MP and rural Drs blast NSW Premier Berejiklian over Pfizer supplies

The decision by NSW State Premier Gladys Berejiklian to redirect Pfizer supplies from the North Coast to Sydney has drawn criticism from local Federal MP Justine Elliot.

Bruns North Arm

Jillian Spring, BillinudgelRegarding your article ‘A positive change to bring back the Bruns’, (Echo, 14 July). Since 2013/14 submissions to Council,...

Youth arrested over Nimbin shooting

A 20-year-old has been charged over a shooting that took place in the middle of the day near the centre of Nimbin.

Spice it Up: consistently good Thai

Simon Haslam You have to be doing a lot of things right consistently to run a successful restaurant in different...

BB FC women close in on points championship

Ross Kendall The Byron Bay FC premier league women’s team have maintained their dominant position on the ladder after a...

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).

Woman rescued after falling into Emigrant Creek – Ballina

Last night (Wednesday, 4 August) at around 9pm a woman required rescuing after falling into Emigrant Creek.

Mullum rabbit holes

John Millard, Mullumbimby (on the road) How ironic. While the conspiracy-science-deniers of Mullumbimby are refusing to respect the well-founded health protection requirements against COVID, far away...

IPC fails at reducing emissions: report

A NSW planning commission tasked with assessing large fossil fuel projects has been found to have ‘comprehensively failed’ in mitigating greenhouse emissions, according to a report published by Griffith University Emeritus Professor Ian Lowe.

Will Bluesfest be rescheduled again?

It might not be until October but the question of whether Bluesfest will go ahead this time is once again being asked.