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April 15, 2021

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SCU named as partner in two national drought hubs

Southern Cross University has been announced as playing a crucial partnership role in two new Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hubs.

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Overcharging and misrepresentation

Josh Scrivener, Palmwoods Three weeks ago I looked online to buy a Bluesfest 2021 ticket. The Google ad directed me...

Empanadas and community spirit in wake of cancelled Bluesfest

With a collective sigh of disbelief and disappointment we processed the news that Bluesfest was cancelled

Policy not ‘housekeeping’

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

SCU named as partner in two national drought hubs

Southern Cross University has been announced as playing a crucial partnership role in two new Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hubs.

Francis Cloake in running for National Portrait Prize

Byron Bay's Francis Cloake is one of two Northern Rivers photographers named as a finalist in the prestigious Living Memory: National Photographic Portrait Prize.

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.

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head

Alas, poor Mungo, you have fallen for the thimble and pea.

Yes, of course there are forces at work undermining the independence of the ABC; however, they are, in the main, from within, not without.

The chairman gone, the CEO gone, even the prime minister gone, while Emma Alberici, Andrew Probyn, and Triple J remain, how does that equate to outside pressure.

Anyone with their head screwed on can easily identify that the ABC is just one of the media arms of the left, the Greens, and GetUp.

And if there were ever anyone with guts within the ABC management, all of those involved in the Chris Kenny 2014 cartoon (Chris Kenny Dog), including the Chaser team, should have been sacked on the spot. And to add insult to injury, the taxpayer had to fork out to pay the Kenny settlement.

And also, Mungo, the term appalling Albrechten would have cries of misogyny had it been uttered by anyone from the Right side of politics. (Hans, as editor, I think that should be your job to pull him up.)

And finally, perhaps the letter of the year was published in The Echo of 3 October from Edward Kent on Australia Day. It showed the true meaning of newspaper independence and should be read out by the Byron Shire mayor at the beginning of every Council meeting for his entire term.

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