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School holidays at the market

Victoria Cosford School holidays shouldn’t only be holidays for children. Parents too are entitled to a break in routine, the...

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Who is our next GG?

Sam Mostyn has been announced by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese as Australia's next governor-general. So what sort of woman is she, and why has her appointment sent the right wing media into a tizz?

Success for Queensland’s first drug testing at Rabbits Eat Lettuce festival

The sun was peeking through the clouds as festival-goers arrived at the Rabbits Eat Lettuce festival in Queensland over the Easter weekend.

Everyone reads The Echo – 10 April, 2024

The letters deadline for The Echo is noon Friday. Letters longer than 200 words may be cut. The publication of letters is at the discretion of the letters editor.

Transgender rights

Mandy Nolan might be surprised to discover how many women of all political persuasions, feminists or not, are alarmed...

Antisemitic racism

It takes the death of an Aussie, Zomi Frankcom, to remind Prime Minister Albanese that murdering aid workers is...

Friends of the Earth welcome Toondah decision

Friends of the Earth Australia is welcoming the draft decision by Federal Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek to save an important Queensland wetland from inappropriate development.

With surfing conditions less than optimal, the Quiksilver Pro and Roxy Pro organisers opted for a lay day yesterday, meaning the nail-biting quarter-finals planned for the day will now take place today or tomorrow.

Rich Porta, ASP International head judge, said, ‘I cannot remember a [previous] time when we’ve run the first four days of a combined event and we’re in a good position to capitalise on the remainder of the waiting period. The swell forecast for this weekend looks promising.’

 


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