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Youth arrested over Nimbin shooting

A 20-year-old has been charged over a shooting that took place in the middle of the day near the centre of Nimbin.

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Rick Molloy, Federal If recent letters in The Echo have left you confused about the Israel/Palestine conflict, then help is...

Adam Liaw at Sample festival: 4 September

Northern NSW’s premier food event, Sample Food Festival is returning to the Bangalow Showground on Saturday 4 September 2021,...

Staged rollout change for large OS DA

Plans by a developer to change the staged rollout for a large Ocean Shores subdivision, and nine dwellings on 11 and 13 Warrambool Rd and 9 Bian Crt, Ocean Shores, are now on exhibition on Council’s website.

Storylines: Growing hope

Hope is a fragile thing in 2021. With the current pandemic and the uncertainty in so many aspects of life, our hope is being shadowed by fear. It is profoundly affecting our humanity.

Medical government

Peter Olson, Goonengerry The United Nations Declaration of Human Rights, Article 20: ‘Everyone has the right to peaceful assembly and association’....

SE Queensland’s lockdown and local schools

The South East Queensland three day lockdown, from 4pm Saturday 31 July to 4pm Tuesday 3 August 2021, will...

Annie Sinclair, Mullumbimby

I don’t know who your cartoonist Raoul is, but he isn’t funny. The depiction of a badly drawn male figure on a cross (April 17) with a thought bubble about chocolate and bunnies was not only offensive to Christians, but also showed a complete lack of understanding about the Bible story, and the pre-Christian celebration of Easter (spring/ rebirth/ survival of winter etc).

If you’re going to employ a cartoonist, may we please be given something to raise a smile, if not a laugh…

Or you might resort to reprinting a thought-provoking Leunig cartoon.


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NSW Parliament off for a month, with full pay

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Push to create transitional accommodation at Lot 22

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