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April 17, 2021

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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...

Other News

Electricity ‘fun facts’

Anonymous, Ballina I’m surprised that a part of David Lowe’s online article of March 15 slipped under the fact-check radar (‘Tamara Smith...

My own pandemic imaginations

Robert Podhajsky, Ocean Shores Imagination is a powerful mechanism; I must admit I get unsettled with my own pandemic imaginations...

Tweed council adopts Jack Evans Boat Harbour plan

The Tweed Shire Council has announced that they have adopted the Plan of Management for the Jack Evans Boat Harbour precinct.

Bayside, The Corso

Annie Radermacher, Brunswick Heads A clear description of the proposed development as presented to the public was of 37 boarding...

$1500 council fee rebates for farmers

NSW Farmers commends the NSW Government on its delivery of a rebate scheme for NSW and local government fees and charges, following its $500 million commitment in the State Budget last year.

ALP puts war power reform on the agenda

The Australian Labor Party will hold a public inquiry into how Australia goes to war if elected to government next year.

Keith Duncan, Pimlico

Congratulations must go to our re-elected Richmond MP Justine Elliott, who has withstood a vicious and spurious scare campaign including by the Nationals candidate Matthew Fraser.

I was appalled to see claims the Labor Party was going to suddenly tax retirees and pensioners and with the Greens introduce a death and inheritance tax.

Australians are more than ever going to need a strong unified opposition to hold to account what is undoubtedly going to be another three years of chaos and cuts.

A shocking display of media bias from the Murdoch-owned News Corp; the Sunday before the election saw every edition carry editorials blatantly denigrating Bill Shorten and Labor’s election policies, desperately attempting to influence the election outcome.

It’s amazing how such spurious and misleading articles can be printed as ‘factual reporting’. All media outlets should be subject to the same stringent controls on factual and balanced reporting as our ABC.


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Electricity ‘fun facts’

Anonymous, Ballina I’m surprised that a part of David Lowe’s online article of March 15 slipped under the fact-check radar (‘Tamara Smith Calls for More Fairness’) in...

Coalition ‘hellbent’

Mat Morris, Bangalow The NSW coalition seems to be hellbent on outdoing their federal counterparts when it comes to the denigration of women and protection of...

Hippie fools

Edward Kent, Suffolk Park So, have the ‘hippie’ hipsters of Byron Bay figured out how the new global establishment party at Davos has played them for...

Step up, Ben

Martin Corben, Lennox Head With the cancellation of Bluesfest now would be a good time for the NSW state government’s ‘local’ wannabe rep Ben Franklin’s...