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Think carefully, vote wisely

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Byron beach erosion

Ann Tiernan, Suffolk Park I strongly disagree with Council’s position stated in last week’s Echo that ‘The sand (at Clarkes Beach)...

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A day of ‘thank you’

Alison Drover, Broken Head How about a day of ‘thank you’ to our health workers and ‘sorry’ from our prime minister...

Northern Rivers responds to cal for COVID-19 testing

Following the flight of a COVID positive traveller from Sydney to Ballina and the detection of COVID fragments in the Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) both locals and visitors have responded to calls for more testing in the region.

Saddle Road land snapped up for $10m

A picturesque property in Brunswick Heads that was once slated to become an eco-village may become a light industrial precinct after the owners sold it to a developer for $10 million. 

A disappointing limbo? Byron candidates on delayed council elections

Mr Dey, incumbent Mr Lyon and four other mayoral candidates were already busy campaigning for the top spot when NSW Local Government Minister Shelly Hancock delayed the election for a second time.

US promises to return Assange to Australia a ‘trick’ says father

Lawyers for the US said Judge Baraitser ought to have sought assurances for Mr Assange’s safety in the US prison system during the extradition trial. 

Knife-wielding criminal on the loose in Byron Bay

A terrifying media release is still on the loose in Byron Bay after escaping from the computers of Council candidates Rhett Holt and Cr Alan Hunter.  'It is a frightful to wake up at three in the morning to a man blood dripping with a backpack full of knives using your shower,' the [sic] release said...

Before we all roll over and vote for the new-image Abbott let’s remember it was only several months ago when he was relentlessly abusing Julia Gillard as a woman and denigrating the office of prime minister.

His mantra is ‘trust me’. He and his team refuse to be interviewed about his policies and costings. Well, I don’t trust a party that treats the electorate as fools.

Abbott’s party initially did not support the NDIS scheme, education reforms, mining tax and all the reforms Labor was able to get through parliament. We have no guarantees that they will honour education or the NDIS.

I don’t like Rudd. But I will vote for the Labor party as they support egalitarian policies. Fair and equitable access to education for our kids, better healthcare and support for the most vulnerable.

Hockey talks of waste by Labor. The halls, libraries, new classrooms now in every school in our region are something to celebrate.

A vote for Abbott is to let loose the thuggish behaviour he has exhibited these past years on the electorate. Think carefully and vote wisely!

Rhonda Ansiewicz, Federal

 


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