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March 4, 2021

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Nurses call for an improved aged care sector

A ‘walk with nurses’ was held in Mullum last Friday, and aimed to highlight the concern aged care nurses have around fee structures, safety issues and staff training in order to properly care for our elderly.

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Australia’s bastardry

Gareth W R Smith, Byron Bay Australia has a long string of racist and anti-humanitarian policies. These range from its...

Transparency needed

Janelle Saffin MP, State Member for Lismore. I read with interest Mia Armitage’s front page article in last week’s Echo...

Bringing down the heat in our ‘hood

How well we survive the future depends on our vision for our towns and suburbs – and on how we bring that vision about.

Coal scuttle

Alan Veacock, Cumbalum After some serious arm-twisting from the rest of the sane world, led by Joe Biden, the ‘marketing...

Action on Cumbalum Interchange at Ballina?

Following multiple community requests, Cr Phillip Meehan brought a motion to the last Ballina Council meeting calling for additional ramps to be built at the Cumbalum-Pacific Motorway interchange.

PM forced

Narelle Rendalls, Ballina With reference to the recent serious sexual assault allegations in Canberra, our Prime Minister has a lot to...

I would like to respond to Cr Diane Woods’s very unpleasant letter regarding the Greens (Echonetdaily, January 22). As secretary of the Byron Greens at the time of the council elections and a long-term fundraiser, I find her hostility and accusations offensive.

I can assure her that no glass is shattering anywhere. Assertions about ‘brigades of environmental and lobby groups’ shovelling buckets of money our way is a total fantasy. As noted also in the last edition of The Echo our modest campaign funds and our expenses were far fewer that hers.

The point she is trying to make about Tom and Cath Mooney and the mayor’s opposition to further alcohol outlets in town is beyond me. If Diane brings the same sort of logic and prejudice to our council deliberations then maybe the community has cause for concern.

Becky Jagtenberg, Mullumbimby

 


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