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October 17, 2021

Apocalyptic Election Juggernaut Edition

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AFL Aussie Rules Grand Final in Western Australia... Rugby League Grand Final in Queensland... Melbourne Cup in Tasmania?    Margaret Keating,...

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Cartoon of the week – 13 October, 2021

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast.

Celebrating and supporting carers

Every day there are family and friends who provide care to others in their life. National Carers Week, 10–16 October, aims to recognise those 2.65 million carers in Australia who support those family and friends who have a disability, mental health condition, chronic condition, terminal illness, an alcohol or other drug issue or who are frail aged and need support.

End the cult

A military conflict between China and the USA would very likely result in global nuclear war, a major setback...

Wildlife Hospital sets sights on Wollongbar location

A proposal for a wildlife hospital on a 2.39 hectare parcel of Crown land in Lindendale Road at Wollongbar, is before Ballina Council and on public exhibition. Northern Rivers Wildlife Hospital chair, Ninian Gemmell, welcomed consent for the use of Crown land for the proposed hospital.

Sneetches with stars and Sneetches behind bars

Apart from the fact that some people have a valid reason for not being fully or even partially vaccinated, today, the precious lambs become sheep and the others are goats, that is, Sneetches with stars and Sneetches behind bars.

Things we love

‘Let’s get back to the things we love’ is the new NSW pandemic slogan. A query: If love is...

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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Charges after cars damaged in police pursuit – Coffs Harbour

Police say a man has been charged following a pursuit, where a number of cars – including an unmarked police car – were sideswiped on the Mid-North Coast yesterday.