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Where does a lack of empathy lead us? 

Democracy, as a concept and a form of governance, was first introduced by the Greeks around 507 BC.

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Brunswick Heads marina berths to increase

Questions remain unanswered around a press release from Nationals MLC Ben Franklin’s office regarding a $2.8 million upgrade to...

A Lego load of fun on the Gold Coast

A place for water dragons to thrive was the theme of a construction competition at Southern Cross University (SCU) yesterday. The tricky part was making the build with Lego.

Government modelling fails to reflect women’s interrupted careers

New research to be released this week analyses two decades of Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey to estimate the actual labour force experience of women over their life and accounts for working when super is not paid.

Democracy

Jo Faith, Newtown Thank you all at The Echo for upholding independent journalism. For readers and activists concerned about the demise...

Koala groups lobby Tweed MP Geoff Provest for action

Local koala groups have been taking action to protect NSW koalas by meeting with Tweed State Member of Parliament, Geoff Provest seeking his support for action on koala protections and asking him not to support the koala killing legislation his government are putting forward.

Question for Bob Carr

Simon Alderton, Murwillumbah I hope Kerry O’Brien asks Bob Carr (in their ‘conversations’ at Byron Theatre on Friday, 5 March) if...

Beverley Crossley, Lismore

I wish to express my gratitude to Sue Higginson, The Greens candidate for the Lismore electorate, in the state election on 23 March of this year. We are fortunate indeed that candidates of such high calibre as Sue are willing to represent us in governments that are becoming increasingly gladiatorial, especially for women.

Sue Higginson comes to candidacy with excellent credentials garnered in such agencies as the Environmental Defenders Office (EDO). There she achieved significant successes for our regional communities against some of the toughest and most unscrupulous corporations, as well as the extensively lobbied government departments that supported them. 

Until recently, Sue was CEO and Principal Solicitor of the Environmental Defenders Office in New South Wales. I know Sue was an excellent role model for those she mentored there, as she persistently and determinedly fought for justice for rural NSW.

Sue is currently a commercial dry land rice farmer. This means that she knows the challenges facing farmers in our region, from the inside.

So, let us appreciate the gifts she brings us in her experience, eloquence and ethics. Let’s vote for Sue Higginson and watch her shine. The state government in NSW can only be improved by her presence.


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