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Rail, trail or both?

Not-for-profit Northern Rivers Railway, and Northern Regional Railway Company, are working to extend a climate-friendly passenger train service to...

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Youth crime

Boring as I might seem on this subject, National service is the most applicable method of getting ‘youth crime’...

Dinner at Three Blue Ducks

A new dinner menu has arrived at Three Blue Ducks Byron Bay, taking advantage of seasonal winter produce and...

850 women with sticks in Lismore and Ballina

The Goonellabah Hockey Centre and the Ballina Hockey Centre are about to be inundated with women and their big sticks as Lismore teams up with Ballina to host the NSW Northern Division Women's Masters Hockey Championships.

Editorial – Bloatcorp under review

Those familiar with the NSW Reconstruction Authority, the agency tasked with flood recovery for the north coast (and disaster recovery for NSW), may be heartened to know that a review is underway of the Act that governs the government-run corporation.

Public subs support Mullum’s locally-sourced water supply

Mayor Michael Lyon has criticised the Mullumbimby Residents Association (MRA) and Greens Cr Duncan Dey, claiming they presented a ‘one-sided’ view which ‘certainly swayed current public opinion’ around the future of Mullum’s water supply.

Appeal following alleged assault – Tweed Heads South

Police are appealing for assistance to locate two men following an alleged assault in Tweed Heads South.

Stories about "Voice to Parliament":

The noes have it

Does the resounding defeat of the Voice referendum on the weekend show that Australia hasn't changed much since the bad old days, or have things just become much worse?

Call to young people to enrol to vote before the Voice referendum

Young people between 18 and 25 are being called to action over the Voice to Parliament referendum that will give First Nations Australians recognition in Australia’s Constitution and the opportunity to give advice on policy that will directly affect Indigenous Australians. 

Sing for the voice

This ’sing’ is a free event for everyone to support the Voice to Parliament in song. Janet Swain from Song Dynasty Music will teach everyone a song to inspire hearts and minds. We can sing it loud and proud throughout the YES23 campaign.

The Voice

A referendum for the establishment of a First Nations Voice enshrined in the Constitution is the people of Australia having a conversation. A conversation...

A case for delaying the Voice

Last year’s election of a progressive federal parliament had many of us excited that obstacles to change, erected by an increasingly hard-right cabal of LNP and media jocks, could finally be swept away. 

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Quiet White Day – you in?

Will the Voice to Parliament make a difference if white people won’t listen? White voices occupy all the spaces. We are used to hearing...

Heilpern’s piece

Re Heilpern’s Echo piece last week. I am not Jewish, but married into the local Israeli community. If you call a fear for my...

Common knowledge

It is common knowledge shared by Byron Shire Council (BSC) water and sewer engineering staff and the director of infrastructure that approximately twelve houses...

Mrs Elliot

It’s very unfortunate that Justine Elliot has so little confidence in herself or her party that she needs to publicly crap on the Greens’...

Tikkun Olam

David Heilpern's brilliant article 'Zionism, antisemitism and Israel' stands in complete contrast to former Israeli defence minister Moshe Dayan's recommendation that, 'Israel must be...