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April 17, 2021

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Midwife quits

Deb Walsh, Fernleigh It’s become untenable for me to continue working in hospitals. I have quit. I will be deregistered soon...

Other News

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.

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.

SCU celebrates alumni achievements with awards

A group of Southern Cross University graduates who have made extraordinary global achievements in research, community building, healthcare and environmental issues have been acknowledged with the 2020 Alumni Impact Awards.

What’s the real cost of ‘affordable housing’? 

With ‘affordable housing’ being the new catchcry in parts of the Northern Rivers, The Echo did a ring-around to find the cheapest rental living space in Byron Bay’s caravan parks and camping grounds.

The importance of talking about ovaries

Brother and sister clothing designers Camilla Freeman-Topper and Marc Freeman are, were 11 and 13 respectively when their mother died of ovarian cancer.

Beware of flood damage scams

NSW Fair Trading is warning consumers about opportunistic tradespeople trying to take advantage during the flood recovery process as the state gets back on its feet.

If you needed any more persuasion to catch some of this coming weekend’s Flickerfest, Echonetdaily has gathered together shorts of some of the festival’s diverse offerings to whet your appetite.

Boogaloo and Graaham The Northern Ireland of the 1970s was a tough place to grow up by anybody’s measure. But in this touching film two young boys learn a few facts of life aided by their pets, Boogaloo and Graham, a pair of chickens.

Bush Mechanics This colourful Claymation tells the story of four young Warlpiri men on a journey to visit a powerful elder living at a remote outstation. As they drive across the red dirt roads of the central Australian desert they must overcome mechanical mishaps and the trickery of a mischievous Munga Munga spirit. It will take all of their bush ingenuity to keep their car running and themselves alive.

Breath Michael can’t stand the thought of not being around to look after his daughter anymore. But when one of her lungs fails and she falls into a coma, he is willing to sacrifice everything in order for her to survive.

Grey Bull When Martin, a South Sudanese refugee, happens upon a bull he believes is his spiritual totem, he decides to rescue it from the abattoir he works in. Once home, the bull begins to jeopardise Martin’s family’s chance at fitting in. Martin is torn between his ancient cultural identity and his family’s new life in Australia.

Gently Bentley Luke Vasella and a choir of former Bentley protectors sing the anthem that helped to raise spirits and, against all odds, prevent the fracking of Bentley by Metgasco last year. Spoiler alert: this is the full-length video.


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