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Not quite ‘too late’

Desmond Bellamy, PETA Australia Sir David Attenborough, the world’s most famous naturalist, has just addressed the United Nations Security Council to...

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Fossil investments

Brian Mollet, Mullumbimby It is with considerable incredulity that I read in last week’s Echo that Byron Shire has a lazy...

FB censorship

Dean Jefferys, Mullumbimby I feel concerned about the level of censorship on FB, Instagram, YouTube, MSM, local online groups and elsewhere...

Be proud of Ballina, help clean up our beaches

This Sunday, 7 March, Ballina Coastcare is inviting everyone who cares about Ballina's environment to Step Up To Clean Up, and join a special event for Clean Up Australia Day.

Ballina Dragon Boaters win world championships

Shelley Cornish from Tintenbar has won two gold medals in the world indoor rowing championships as well as a world record time, while husband Paul Hurley chimed in with a silver medal.

Praying for Vanuatu in Ballina

The World Day of Prayer is a gigantic ecumenical event staged on the first Friday of March.

TAFE job cuts not so bad, says Nationals MLC 

Ms Saffin said last week that 29 local jobs were going under restructures and that almost 700 frontline TAFE NSW jobs will be slashed.

I hope readers took note of Jill Keogh’s letter last week urging them to go to the Friends of the ABC seminar in Bangalow’s A&I Hall this coming Saturday (18th).

Jill wrote of her unhappiness with some aspects of current ABC programming and we all probably have a few gripes with either or both the ABC and SBS that we can enjoy passing on to the local (federal) pollies present.

However the main object of the exercise is to show how much we value the ABC, its quality programs and its independence, which we don’t want compromised as has happened with SBS. The thought of ads on the ABC is too awful to contemplate – their own repetitive self-promotions are bad enough – and we need to keep getting this message through to government and insist that they continue to provide adequate funds to our national broadcaster.

The best way to do this is through ‘bums on seats’ and people can ring north coast convenor Neville Jennings on 0405 244 903 for more details of the event.

Jenny Coman, Bangalow

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