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Mullum phone tower

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Editorial – Let’s learn about government housing!

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Tweed Council – committed to a sustainable future

Tweed Shire Council is committed to a sustainable future and working with the community to protect the region’s internationally significant environment. 

MP and Cr call for inclusion of social housing in Ballina

Ballina Shire Council will receive $210,000 through the NSW government’s $100 million Resilient Lands Program to help support the delivery of a range of housing options across the Ballina Shire.

Cars and other items stolen from Brunswick Heads

Local police are warning residents in the Byron Shire to be diligent in maintaining their home security after personal items and vehicles were stolen from Brunswick Heads yesterday.

Last week was ‘made’ by the article ‘Fearing the zealot behind the facade’ written by Mungo MacCallum (Echo, October 9). In this article Mungo offers sound research and analysis of the dangers to come should the unconscious Abbott obtain power. The times that we are now experiencing are merely a precursor to what is to come!

Misogyny and sexism are likely to become entrenched in social policies. Thus the oppressive clock is turned back many, many decades.

How are we to describe the current state of our claimed democratic civil society? It is not possible to whitewash the entrenched misogyny and sexism that is surfacing in our parliament and further perpetuated by shock-jocks such as Alan Jones. More to the point we all need to remind ourselves of the enormous human struggle that has historically occurred to address sexism, misogyny, racism, homophobia, ageism, the rights required to be able-bodied etc.

Right-minded people do understand what human rights mean. A civil society does not ‘just happen’. It takes hard work to create the social spaces for evolving consciousness. The struggle never ends but it is worth it if we are to overcome human/ecological oppression.

Thank you, Mungo, and thanks to The Echo for keeping that discourse operative.

Jo Faith
Newtown


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Cars and other items stolen from Brunswick Heads

Local police are warning residents in the Byron Shire to be diligent in maintaining their home security after personal items and vehicles were stolen from Brunswick Heads yesterday.

Yes, peace is the solution

Both Duncan Shipley-Smith and John Scrivener yet again display the same responses that I talk about over, and over and over again. They do...

Teething problem

I think it’s really stupid and potentially dangerous that the concept of an absorption period of charging a lead acid battery has been transferred...

Rising Tide activists head to Justine Elliot’s office with kayaks

Today saw just over 40 people kayak from John Follent Park in Tweed Heads to Faux Park in South Tweed, before walking close to a one km with their kayaks to the Labor Member for Richmond's Office to demand an end to new fossil fuel projects.