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Janelle Saffin holds the seat of Lismore
Janelle Saffin is in the lead for the seat of Lismore after yesterday's state election. Although preroll and postal votes are yet to be counted, it’s hard to imagine Saffin’s position changing.
Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Vape Culture
Tobacco companies are in your home and in your school. They are quite possibly in your kid’s school bag. They have their sights set on your children; your precious kids are their future. They need to groom your babies into addiction so that their shareholders can continue to suck in their grubby toxic profits. The lips of the tobacco industry are on the soft fleshy cheeks of your babies and they are sucking hard. They are vaping the life out of your kids.
Lismore incumbent – Janelle Saffin MP
With just a few days until we head to the polls, The Echo asked the candidates for the seat of Lismore one last bunch of questions.
Nicola Levi supports a ban on mining in the Clarence
Independent Nicola Levi supports banning mining in The Clarance catchment and does not support a thermal waste incinerator at...
Flood-affected still without assistance
Over a year has passed since the devastating February 2022 floods, but many residents of the Northern Rivers have not received the support to retrofit, raise or buyback their homes, as pledged to them by the federal and state governments.
Ballina independent booed over domestic violence survivor-blaming
The independent candidate for the seat of Ballina has attracted condemnation for comments he made over domestic violence at a public forum last week.
Bangalow Theatre Company’s got Hair
Gimme a head with hair/ Long, beautiful hair/ Shining, gleaming/ Streaming, flaxen, waxen/ Give me down to there hair/ Shoulder length or longer/ Here, baby, there, mama/ Everywhere, daddy, daddy/ Hair – hair, hair, hair, hair, hair/ Grow it, show it/ Long as I can grow it/ My hair…
Stories about "Volunteer Building Cambodia (VBC)":
Criticism of Cambodian student volunteers misguided
Mark Smith, relieving principal, Byron Bay High School. In response to the letter ‘Voluntourism’ not the answer to Cambodia’s problems. You should note the original article is information about a fundraising event in Australia to support an NGO operating in Cambodia. This activity is demonstrable of our school communities not simply spending a week or two in Cambodia.
‘Voluntourism’ not the answer to Cambodia’s problems
Billy Chia-Lung Tai, former human rights advisor. As an Australian development professional who has worked in Cambodia for the last 4.5 years, it despairs me that local community news outlets continue to 'hype' up and glorify efforts by local school groups or individuals in their endeavours to 'save Cambodian children'.
Byron and Mullum students build homes in Cambodia
Earlier this year Byron Bay High School student members of Volunteer Building Cambodia handed over the keys to two new homes they helped to build in a rural village there. Not to be outdone, Mullum High students are fundraising for two more.
NSW state election
Will Provest win the Tweed seat over Elliot?
It appears that Tweed MP Geoff Provest will retain the seat of Tweed but there are still plenty of votes to be counted.
NSW state election
Tamara Smith returned to Ballina’s Greens seat
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Last night a packed Suffolk Park Hotel exploded with cheers at around 8pm when the ABC broadcast computer popped up a Green result for Ballina and the return of Tamara Smith to the seat she has held for the last eight years.
Rosebank’s Rainbow Temple referred to the Land & Environment Court
Lismore City Council say they have referred the Rainbow Temple in Rosebank to the Land & Environment Court after the owner repeatedly declined to submit a Development Application and associated documentation for the development.
Solé’s on a mission to help local dingoes
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A local advocate wants to tear down the myths about dingoes, and stop their treatment as wild dogs, which she says they are not.