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April 18, 2021

Apocalyptic Election Juggernaut Edition

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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...

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Poor Council drains

Kate Anderson, Mullumbimby In response to and support of Kerry Gray’s and Robin Gracie’s letters Echo 31 March). The McGoughans Lane...

Apocalyptic Election Juggernaut Edition art by Alister Lockhart https://www.instagram.com/caveatscoti.

The Echo’s front cover last week went down somewhat better than the election results for many and we’ve had plenty of questions about the artist who was game enough to take on the climate denialist government.

The Scottish born Alister Lockhart while having plied himself to various trades from truck driver, builder and rose salesman to mediating between a group of rowdy drunks and an angry scout-troop leader he eventually went against all sensible advice and trained in graphic design. He now teaches illustration and design in Sydney, and also has a weekly radio show about movies on energy-groove.com that he happily claims no-one listens to. 

He and his partner Kate have four boys to contend with and realised early that the escape of cycling and swimming not only meant that they could wear the kids out they could also enjoy a bit of a break at the same time

You can check out more of Alister’s work on Instagram www.instagram.com/caveatscoti.


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Common courtesy

Anonymous, Byron Bay First of all, thank you to those customers who did the right thing and wore their masks in hospitality venues on the weekend. However,...

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