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Government modelling fails to reflect women’s interrupted careers

New research to be released this week analyses two decades of Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey to estimate the actual labour force experience of women over their life and accounts for working when super is not paid.

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Mandy Nolan has stated in The Echo, ‘For 30 years I’ve fought to give a voice to the voiceless...

Interview with Janet Swain

Janet Swain is 14. She’s in love with the tragic and brilliant cellist Jacquleine DuPré. But one day her mother arrives home with a bassoon.

Cartoon of the week – 3 March, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

Ballina Shire Council meeting wrap-up

The last Ballina meeting was another bruising encounter for some councillors, though there were several unanimous decisions too.

Parking permits

Liz Levy, Suffolk Park Why has Byron Shire Council decided to impose a layer of digital tyranny for residents wishing to...

PM forced

Narelle Rendalls, Ballina With reference to the recent serious sexual assault allegations in Canberra, our Prime Minister has a lot to...

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Driver flown to GC hospital after Tyagarah crash

Police say that at about 1.30am today emergency services were called to the M1 Motorway near Kennedys Lane at Tyagarah, after reports a Hyundai i30 had collided with several objects and left the roadway.

Surfers keeping rescue chopper busy

Rough sees have meant that the Westpac Rescue Helicopter has had a busy few days in search and rescue operations along the coast.

Pacific Highway closed north of McLean

The Pacific Highway is closed in both directions north of McLean between Chatsworth and Harwood due to a serious two-car crash near Chatsworth Road.

Man falls from roof in Fernleigh

On Sunday a man fell from a room at Fernleigh sustaining very serious injuries.

Westpac helicopter transfers 17 year-old after BMX bike accident

A 17 year-old was transferred from Murwillumbah to the Gold Coast University Hospital last night by the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter.

Man rescued from Murwillumbah drain

The man in his 40s was reportedly trying to avoid being hit by a car when he fell and was trapped for some time with his left leg stuck in the drain from the pelvis down.

Child hospitalised after weekend fall from Mount Warning

An eleven-year-old boy fell from Mount Warning near the summit Sunday morning. Graham Nickisson from the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter service said the boy...

Tree falls on 65 year old at Lennox Head

Yesterday afternoon strong winds led to a tree falling on a male at Lennox Heads.

Westpac helicopter winches medical team onto cruise liner

A medical team were winched onto the cruise ship Carnival Spirit yesterday by the Westpac Helicopter, 40 nautical miles east of Coffs Harbour.

Police efforts to find missing father of three criticised

Friends and family of Nimbin man Damien Roadley who is been missing on Blue Knob Mountain, near Nimbin have criticised police efforts to find him.

Ballina cleans up!

Clean Up Australia Day was a great success in Ballina, with the beach clean up event organised by Ballina Coastcare yesterday attracting twenty volunteers.

Lismore future councillor information sessions

With the delayed Local Government elections being held in September, several councils, including Lismore City Council, are holding information sessions for community members who are thinking about running for Council.

What’s happening with South Ballina Beach?

The debate about the future of the beaches south of Ballina is heating up again as councils and concerned citizens grapple with the ongoing issue of 4WD-related damage.

Thirteen students inducted into Tweed Youth Council

The Youth Council program hopes develop better relations between Council and Tweed’s young people, by encouraging a mutual respect, and providing opportunities to contribute to civic life in a constructive and meaningful manner.