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Dogs need control

I agree with Alison Drover’s recent article and her final line ‘wildlife needs more love, and our dog owners...

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Wilsons River flood peak and flooding not expected for Tweed, Rouse, Brunswick River catchments

The prediction provided by the Bureau of Meteorology expects that locals around the Wilsons River at Lismore will see the river peak this afternoon at 4.20m. However, ‘Flooding is no longer expected in the Tweed, Rouse, Brunswick River catchments.

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.

James McKenzie runs for Tweed Shire Council

James McKenzie is running as an ungrouped candidate running in the upcoming Tweed Council election and is from Eungella.

Experience counts

I have been advised by someone in the know that it is not wise to cast your vote for...

Ballina Council agrees to consider tighter holiday let policy

The Ballina Shire Council has voted unanimously to investigate options for restricting short-term rental accommodation.

Byron Supper Club

Bryce Hallett The Byron Supper Club is set to return and transport audiences to a magical and exciting realm akin...

Stories about "Uluru Statement from the Heart":

‘If not now, then when?’ Time for an enshrined First Nations Voice

We need to be brave and take the question of a constitutional Voice to the Australian people, so that it can be guaranteed.

Storylines: Uluru Statement from the Heart

The 'Uluru Statement from the Heart' seeks constitutional reform to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to have a say and be involved over matters that impact their lives.

The Healing Foundation supports Uluru Statement

As the Federal Government calls for feedback on the second stage of the Indigenous Voice co-design process, The Healing Foundation has today reiterated its strong support for the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

Voice, treaty, truth and The Uluru Statement

It is now over three years since the federal government was presented – and rejected – The Uluru Statement from the Heart.

Supporting the Uluru Statement from the Heart

Local woman Brigid Pearse is hosting an online event this weekend in support the adoption of the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

Time to act for all the people

Early afternoon on the 14 May, 2020 means this is a changing tide. The moon is in the last quarter. It is weeks into the pandemic lockdown, months since the last wildfire and drought here, and years into climate change.

Storylines: Surviving a pandemic in the colony

The toilet paper, and a measure of our societal maturity, were the first Australian casualties in today’s COVID-19 pandemic. The madness in the shopping centres were an early indicator that the leaders of the nation would need to step up. But as with the bushfire crisis, they did not.

Editorial: Polarised humbug

Every Australia Day, polarised humbug erupts from those who want to just wave a flag to celebrate their culture, and those who see that Aussie flag as a symbol of British genocide and invasion.

Thus Spake Mungo: The betrayal

Scott Morrison really likes quiet Australians – as quiet as possible.

Locals call for referendum on Uluru Statement

A group calling itself Australians Say Yes to the Uluru Statement is calling on our political leaders to include a referendum at the next election for a constitutional change for a First Nations Voice.

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 8pm 2 December. Northern NSW Local...

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.