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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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Leadership lost

Paul Leitch, Ewingsdale Thanks to Hans Lovejoy for commenting on the proposed Ewingsdale Development (24 February). It is worthwhile noting that...

Byron Wildlife Hospital’s DA up for public comment

A development application for the mobile Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is now before the public.

Interview with Claire Atkins from SHIT

I saw SHIT last year and I was blown away. Incredible script. Incredible acting.

Supporting independent news or making fat cats fatter?

The recent skirmish between Facebook and the government is hard to miss, even if you rely on Facebook for your news. But what does it all mean?

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.

Lifting the lid on plans to build a retirement village in Ewingsdale

The letter sent to the residents of Ewingsdale last year by holiday park owner Ingenia seemed fairly innocuous at first glance...

Mungo MacCallum, Ocean Shores

Jo Wilkins in her letter to Echonetdaily is simply wrong.

While optional preferential voting is available in state elections in New South Wales and Queensland, it is not in federal elections. A ballot paper for the House of Representatives that simply numbers the Greens candidate number one is invalid – in that sense it could be seen as a vote for Tony Abbott (it obviously isn’t a vote against him) but it will be ruled out as informal.

To be counted, the paper must list all candidates in order of preference — from number one to the least liked. Thus a Green voter will have to choose between Labor and Liberal if his/her vote is to matter. The choice may be unwelcome. But it is unavoidable.

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