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April 13, 2021

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Industry response to Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

As the pandemic has again highlighted the standard of treatment of our elders, Australia’s aged care industry has urged...

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Maybe Canberra needs a bit of distraction biff

Mick breathed in but his Cronulla Sharks football jersey struggled to contain his well-insulated six-pack and he held up his hand as he approached Bazza in the front bar of the Top Pub.

Francis Cloake in running for National Portrait Prize

Byron Bay's Francis Cloake is one of two Northern Rivers photographers named as a finalist in the prestigious Living Memory: National Photographic Portrait Prize.

Cartoon of the week – 7 April, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

What’s the real cost of ‘affordable housing’? 

With ‘affordable housing’ being the new catchcry in parts of the Northern Rivers, The Echo did a ring-around to find the cheapest rental living space in Byron Bay’s caravan parks and camping grounds.

Shearwater almost perfect with 99kW solar

Shearwater, the Mullumbimby Steiner School, has made the switch to solar, installing a 99 kW system to power the school into the future.

Lilac house bound by red tape

Mullumbimby resident Nicole Haberecht is facing a $3,000 fine and the prospect of repainting her house after Council made a demand that she change the colour after it was painted a shade of lilac.

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay

It’s not often I get a laugh out of a newspaper’s editorial, but Hans Lovejoy’s tongue-firmly-in-cheek paragraphs on June 12 did just that. It underlined the missive of Orwell’s 1984, Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, and China’s government’s statement that no-one died at Tiananmen Square.

ScoMo’s glib comment on TV that the Australian Federal Police raid was ‘nothing to do with the government,’ made me feel sick.

If this letter compromises Echonetdaily’s freedom of speech, let me know and I’ll withdraw this letter and publish it – with video evidence – on social media.


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Poetic plea from Gaza

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Mullum’s lilac house the subject Change.org petition

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