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Head-on crash car traveling in wrong direction

Police say that two men are in hospital after an accident on the M1 overnight, when emergency services responded to reports of a crash involving two cars near Clothiers Creek

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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.

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.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 14 April, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 14 April, 2021

Industry response to Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

As the pandemic has again highlighted the standard of treatment of our elders, Australia’s aged care industry has urged...

Policy not ‘housekeeping’

Heather Martin, Mullumbimby According to a report in The Echo (24 March), the planning staff’s proposed amendments to LEP 2014...

DPI has an eye on Lismore’s yellow crazy ants

The yellow crazy ant (Anoplolepis gracilipes) is a species of ant, originally from Southeast Asia, that has been accidentally introduced to numerous places in the world – including Lismore.

Richard White, Lismore 

I recently had a coffee on a public holiday and lunch on a Sunday.

I was charged  a surcharge of 10% and 15% respectively.

I would rather pay for a service that occurs on these occasions rather than see the worker/employee penalised.

My options are to pay and enjoy a luxury, budget and do it less frequently or cater for myself with a picnic and thermos.

If enough people aren’t prepared to recognise the extra costs incurred then we can’t expect either the shop owner nor the staff to bear the expense.

Businesses and government keep seeing wage and staff cuts as the easiest option to provide efficiencies.  Other alternatives as well as surcharges could include limited or simpler  menus, take aways only and choosing targeted hours such as 11am – 3pm.

The family unit is important to our society and having a weekend when kids aren’t at school and sports or other joint activities can occur should be preserved or compensated for fairly


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