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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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Waste solutions

Australia has a waste problem. Take plastic for example. Australians throw away around 179 million empty bottles of shampoo,...

4WD restrictions at South Ballina beach to stay

Moves towards use of a smart phone app to help control 4WD access to South Ballina’s beach have failed in a recent Ballina Shire Council meeting.

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...

Migrant workers exploited and ripped off

Unions NSW say that a firewall between the Fair Work Ombudsman and the Department of Home Affairs is needed to protect migrant workers from deportation when they report exploitation, as new data reaffirms rife underpayment across Australia.  

Agritourism policy forced upon LGAs

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) has ignored Byron Shire Council’s urgent request to delay the forced adoption of the NSW government’s agritourism policy. The policy came into effect last week in all local government areas (LGAs).

Monash report: women will wait 200 years for income equity

The first Australian Women’s Health and Wellbeing Scorecard: Towards equity for women from Monash University found that at current rates it will take 70 years to reach full-time employment equality with men, and more than 200 years to reach income equity.

Stories about "US presidential race":

US voting rights

B Hinchcliffe, Mullumbimby. Voting eligibility in Florida for USA elections: a. Have never been convicted of a felony (unless your civil rights have been restored). b. Have never...

US refugees expected

Ron Bay, Suffolk Park.  I wonder if our brave politicians have started developing a strategy on how to deal with an influx of refugees from the...

Blocking Trump could trigger an American nightmare

One of the few myths that most Americans believe is that they are not a class-based society, but it is a myth. What’s happened in this election, so far, is that two old white guys – Sanders and Trump – set out to win their parties’ nomination with the same strategy.

Terrorists, elections, and bloviators

Veteran Australian journalist and political commentator Phillip Frazer shares his unique perspective on terrorism abroad and the upcoming Australian and US elections.

Trumpmania: Has America gone mad?

Nope – it was already mad. Americans are angry mad at the fact that the government – and the corporates who run it – have their sticky fingers in everything their citizens do and everything they think, and all they get is another day older and deeper in debt.

Return of the Jedi?

Michael Balson - Upper Wilson’s Creek. The world has for decades been in the grip of THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK stage of STAR WARS and is desperately needing the RETURN OF THE JEDI to restore peace and sanity to the Empire.

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.