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April 22, 2021

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Local youth among those hardest hit by housing affordability crisis

A 20 per cent spike in rents is driving an increase in youth homelessness across the North Coast, the organisers of a national campaign to end homelessness say.

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Upgrades for Lighthouse Parade in Ballina

One of the showcase areas of Ballina is about to get a safety and aesthetic upgrade, with the Lighthouse Parade Pedestrian Precinct and Road Safety Project commencing soon.

Sally Flannery discovers dark side of ‘Lovemore’

Since declaring her interest in running for Lismore Council, local woman Sally Flannery has been subjected to sustained attacks, both online and upon her property.

Jungle juice

There are times when water just doesn’t cut it. And luckily, for those times, there is Jungle Juice.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Byron’s Back

‘Byron’s dead’. That’s the statement that I often hear. Or ‘I never go there anymore it’s lost’ or ‘Byron died years ago’. It always makes me feel a bit sad and defensive. I have such a love for this place, although I curse it when I get stuck in snaking traffic at 8am on a weekday morning or I can’t find a park near where I am going.

Tweed council adopts Jack Evans Boat Harbour plan

The Tweed Shire Council has announced that they have adopted the Plan of Management for the Jack Evans Boat Harbour precinct.

Poor Council drains

Kate Anderson, Mullumbimby In response to and support of Kerry Gray’s and Robin Gracie’s letters Echo 31 March). The McGoughans Lane...

Today Britain still bears the Thatcher legacy (PM David Cameron’s ‘Big Society’) and irrespective of whoever is in government, all are wedded to the neoliberal economic, political agenda: privatisation of public assets, services and further deregulation of the economy.

To gullibly swallow the political rhetoric of the Abbott government when it talks jobs, in real terms means casual insecure work and contract employment that generally suits employers and business.

Class societies have existed since slavery and in today’s market economy driven by the doctrine of neoliberalism – the working poor juxtaposed against the superrich, a stark reminder of the consequences of these odious policies – we see massive redistribution of wealth from the poor and middle class to the rich.

The Abbott government through its recent proposed budget is clearly setting itself for increasing social/economic inequality.

Boyd Kellner, Newrybar

 

 


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