23.7 C
Byron Shire
March 3, 2021

As bad as it gets

Latest News

Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

Other News

Soli becalmed in NSW Pro surf series

Local surfer Soli Bailey has finished in second place at the Mad Mex Maroubra Pro World Surf League Qualifying Series event held at Sydney’s Maroubra beach last weekend.

PM forced

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

International Women’s Day kerfuffle at Ballina

One councillor walked out of Ballina Council's recent meeting during an emotional discussion about speakers at an upcoming IWD event.

Ahoy m’hearties young and old in Bangalow

‘Ahoy m’hearties’ was the catchcry at Bangalow Parklands on Saturday afternoon during the Connecting Generations Pirate Party.

Will the Lennox Park pavilion survive?

Ballina Shire Council will today debate the future of the Lennox Park pavilion/dressing shed, which is slated for removal as part of the Lennox Village Vision concept plan.

Letting go

Mary McMorrow, Mullumbimby I respect the parents forgiving the drunk driver who killed their four children (one a cousin) as...

Keith Duncan, Pimlico

Once in a generation, in the world of politics, we may have the misfortune to witness a politician so consumed with ideological hatred of everything that doesn’t conform to their Neolithic view of the world that they are prepared to destroy everything and everyone perceived to be a threat.

Most neo-conservative politicians, like John Howard, do harbour strong views; however, most possess an inbuilt cut-out switch stopping them when they see a bridge too far.

During Howard’s stint as PM he became famous for backflipping, along with badly mishandling the truth.

A certain political follower of Howard, who also has a serious aversion to the truth and harbours a negative disposition, is on a mission to resurrect the ‘glory’ days of his hero’s reign, and does not possess anything vaguely resembling a cut-out switch.

This neocon is the ultimate terminator, hard-wired and programmed to rid society of any ‘leftist’ threat to his sanitised world.

This ‘person’ does not care where the threat exists; even members of his own political party do not escape his relentless attacks.

Obviously, this ‘person’ could only be Tony Abbott: this aberration cannot be allowed to prosper. God forbid if he is ever allowed to wield any power again – nobody will be safe. The sooner this political assassin is consigned to the dustbin of history the better.


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Bangalow blackspot puts school children at risk

Will action ever be taken to protect school kids getting on and off the bus on Lismore Road, Bangalow as trucks fly by at 80km/h?

Lifting the lid on plans to build a retirement village in Ewingsdale

The letter sent to the residents of Ewingsdale last year by holiday park owner Ingenia seemed fairly innocuous at first glance...

Byron’s new road: the good and not so

After more than 30 years of talk, debate, disagreements, tears and political gridlock, Byron Bay has a new road to divert traffic from the CBD to the southern end of town.

Interview with Janet Swain

Janet Swain is 14. She’s in love with the tragic and brilliant cellist Jacquleine DuPré. But one day her mother arrives home with a bassoon.