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Coalition ‘hellbent’

Mat Morris, Bangalow The NSW coalition seems to be hellbent on outdoing their federal counterparts when it comes to the denigration...

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A man dead after boat capsizes on Ballina Bar

Police have confirmed that a man has died after a boat capsized at Ballina earlier today.

Local sailor triumphs in blustery Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race

Local sailor Craig Watson battled near gale-force winds on Coopers to have one of his best ever Brisbane to Gladstone yacht races claiming fourth place in line honours.

My own pandemic imaginations

Robert Podhajsky, Ocean Shores Imagination is a powerful mechanism; I must admit I get unsettled with my own pandemic imaginations...

Hippie fools

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Interview with Mitch King from Dream Bigger

Dream Bigger is presenting Lismore Youth Festival in partnership with numerous organisations in Lismore. Dream Bigger connects established artists with potential future artists to make their ideas a reality through engaging workshops and collaboration. The Echo spoke to Mitch King from Dream Bigger.

Where announcements masquerade as action

The great secret about government in Australia is this: no-one wants to know about government in Australia.

Congratulations to all those who participated in Tony Barry’s brainchild of theatre for social change at The Drill Hall last weekend. It was fantastic to meet so many lovely people willing to put their many and varied talents towards creating theatre with a message, to be uploaded onto social media.

Thanks to Tony for organizing and running this social experiment. I felt honoured to be part of such a vibrant, caring, creative project. It was empowering to actively do something to expose some of the ills of our society, rather than just sit around whingeing about it.

Perhaps the people will teach the leaders, who are obsessed with profit and maintaining the old ways (eg fossil fuels), that health, clean air and water and cohesive communities are true indicators of a society’s wealth, not just for these generations, but for also for those who come after us.

Magenta Appel-Pye, Mullumbimby

 


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