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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.

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Remember Ocean Shores?

When Ocean Shores – now the largest town in the Byron Shire – was established, Council enforced strict directives....

Evidence-based claims on Dunoon Dam

Why is it that all I hear from the pro-dammers is: ‘Save Our Dam’, ‘Build the dam’ or some...

Last chance for tickets to Byron Shire Council Meet the Candidates forum

Today is your last chance to get tickets to tonight’s Byron Shire Meet the Candidates forum in the Byron Theatre.

Lismore Councillor candidate bios – Group A: Labor

The Echo asked all the Lismore election Councillor candidates to send in a bio. First cab off the rank was current Councillor Darlene Cook and Group A.

Calming Curry

Live music has been in short supply for a while, and like many other things you may not have...

Coal shame for Queensland and Australian

Local Whitsundays resident Paul Jukes took action this morning against the continued development of the Adani Carmichael Coal Mine.

Stories about "US military":

US involvement in ISIS funding

Dudley Leggett, Suffolk Park. How did we end up with ISIS as our latest reason to have our defence forces fighting alongside the US in the Middle East? The Obama administration made a ‘wilful decision’ to arm and support known terrorist groups in Syria.

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.

Master Mariner Bill Fenelon looks to the future of Tweed Shire

Bill Fenelon, who has called the Tweed Valley home since 2009, is heading up Group A and is running as an Independent with Carolyn...