Hamish Broome, Goonellabah
Note the tail of the second last par in the cover story by Eve Jeffery in the Byron Echo: ‘This closure further diminishes any claim they had to be a multinational providing local employment.’
That’s blatant opinion, it’s not attributed to anyone, and it’s untrue.
I am a local family man who has benefited from stable full-time work at The Northern Star and we are all local people doing our best to support the local community and report what’s important to them.
We encourage people to buy local and we ourselves are locals.
Don’t mind that you reported the closure of course – it’s news. But I don’t appreciate the tone of that line at all.
You are right – that sentence should not have slipped through. The loss of jobs with the closure of the APN print plant, on top of the recent cuts to local staff in APN’s local weeklies and the closure after 123 years of APN’s Tweed daily publication are of concern to the whole community. Even The Echo has had to close our Tweed weekly and move staff to our daily online publication, so those of us with jobs need to stay on the ball. – Ed