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February 25, 2021

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‘Hollywood’ drug squads over the top

I guess we have to thank Hollywood for the enduring myth that a black-clad squad of elite 'blokes', preferably with cool helicopters, from the capital are needed to crack down on really serious crime in hick parts of the country like Mullumbimby.

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TGA

Paul Brecht, Evans Head Why should we trust the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) who allowed genetically modified (GM) food onto...

Stop motion animators needed

Northern Rivers Community Gallery in Ballina is seeking expressions of interest from suitably experienced digital animators with demonstrated experience...

Gold Coast of Byron

Matt Hartley, Byron Bay I think it’s all about canals, West Byron, and a pile of money. Since The Echo...

Super swim challenge accepted

A group of mates from Brunswick Heads, Byron Bay and Lennox Head, recently formed a swim team known as the Anti Budgie Boardriders for the purpose of taking part in the Starlight Foundations Super Swim Challenge.  

Man rescued from Upper Wilsons Creek causeway

At about 10pm last Friday a man from Mullumbimby was driving his his car along Upper Wilsons Creek Road and was swept into the creek.

Ballina sludge a mixture of blue-green algae species

A reader has sent Echonetdaily some photos of what he described as 'something nasty and green coming down the Richmond River'.

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay

What sort of society do we live in, Ian Lee (Letters May 8)? We live in a democratic society in which each individual person has their own beliefs, opinions, ideology, and control of themselves.

This means every woman has the right to deal with her body in the same way you have the right to deal with your body. And what she does with her body is none of your business.

A mother is a woman who has birthed a child. Prior to that event, she is a woman. Think about that.

You conflate the titles foetus and embryo. Maybe you could Google and get some information about it.

And define what ‘murder’ is. Some people believe the earth is flat. They are entitled to their opinion but I haven’t seen any of them writing to The Echo lately.

Your final statement is that ‘human life is sacred’. If you are going religious then isn’t all life sacred? I hope you are managing to live on air and water so that no living thing is killed in your zeal to save us from the Labor Party.


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