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Police raid ‘unauthorised events’ in national parks

Police say that eleven people have been charged following unauthorised gatherings held at national parks on the weekend.

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Mandatory vax

I write to you in response to the article on the front page of The Echo relating to mandatory...

NSW govt’s Health Order lacks clarity

Confused and anxious when it comes to ambiguous and complex COVID-19 laws? You are not alone.

Police call for busking ban, backed by Byron mayor

Have you noticed that the streets of Byron Bay have been a less tuneful and colourful place in the past week or so?

Perrottet & Opus Dei

Bugga! Just when we don’t need to expect the Spanish Inquisition, out pops its wolf-in-sheep’s clothing remake: Opus Dei....

Gold Coast woman charged over fake COVID medical exemptions

A Gold Coast woman has been charged by Queensland Police for allegedly pretending to be a doctor and issuing...

Cultural heritage report goes public

A redacted copy of the 2013 Ainsworth Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment document has been made publicly available on the Rous County Council website, clarifying the extensive Widjabul-Wiabul connections with the land which would have been inundated by the Dunoon Dam.

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Rural health under threat from climate change

The National Rural Health Alliance has called on the federal government to take tangible action on climate change, saying inaction has serious consequences for rural health.

Severe thunderstorms forecast in Northern Rivers

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued on Monday afternoon for parts of the Northern Rivers and Northern Tablelands.

Flood warnings for the Richmond and Wilsons

Parts of NSW continue to experience unsettled weather, as a low pressure trough over the eastern part of the state brings a humid air mass into the north east.

Storylines: Bring back the balance

There was a time when humans were content with living in harmony with nature, our struggles were elemental and intricately connected to our survival.

Hazardous surf warning today

With hazardous weather conditions impacting the NSW coastline today and forecast to continue into tomorrow, surf lifesavers are urging the public to exercise caution when visiting the coastline. 

Preparation the key for severe weather

The Bureau of Meteorology has released its Severe Weather Outlook for October 2020 to April 2021, showing an increased risk of flooding for eastern Australia and tropical cyclones in the north.

Total fire ban for much of NSW today

Fire conditions are classified as severe and very high today and the RFS says people should stay alert and informed.

Almost all of NSW in Bush Fire Danger Period

Anyone wanting to light a fire almost anywhere in NSW, including across the Northern Rivers, will need a permit until further notice.

Flood Watch issued ahead weekend weather in north east NSW

The wet weather likely to continue over the NSW/QLD coastal border region over the weekend, with heavy falls possible in Northern Rivers and Mid North Coast Sunday and Monday.

Southeast Qld facing storm battering

Queensland's southeast is braced for a battering from an east-coast low packing torrential rain and damaging winds. The low is expected to dump between 200...

Perrottet & Opus Dei

Bugga! Just when we don’t need to expect the Spanish Inquisition, out pops its wolf-in-sheep’s clothing remake: Opus Dei. New Premier, Dominic Perrottet is...

Bio-energy vs biodiversity

I thank The Echo for so clearly informing the readers of the ongoing concerns of Byron Bird Buddies and Byron community members when addressing...

Raucous AUKUS

Over the last 20 years or more, Australia has benefited greatly from its economic relationship with China. You may have noticed that most of...

Let’s get real

AFL Aussie Rules Grand Final in Western Australia... Rugby League Grand Final in Queensland... Melbourne Cup in Tasmania?    Margaret Keating, Ocean Shores