12.3 C
Byron Shire
April 12, 2021

Fear vs compassion

Latest News

My own pandemic imaginations

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

Other News

Armed robberies in Northern Rivers

Police have been investigating two armed robberies this week, one in Byron Bay and one in Lismore.

Exactly how was the ship stuck?

Peter Olson, Goonengerry It is well known that The Echo does not publish fake news, so since the Australian media...

Council crews working hard to repair potholes

Tweed Shire Council road maintenance crews are out across the Tweed's road network repairing potholes and other damage caused by the recent prolonged rainfall and previous flood events.

Dead rats in the Byron bubble?

Poppa Veet Mayo, Main Arm Am I the only one who can smell a dead rat in this bubble called...

Can you help this local family find a home?

A local couple whose much-loved baby boy was taken away by government officers and then returned is asking the community for help in finding space on a property to park their mobile home.

Local photographer finalist in National Portrait Prize

Lismore-based photographer R J Poole is one of eighty finalists from over 3,000 entries in this year's Living Memory: National Photographic Portrait Prize.

Hayo van der Woude, Mullumbimby,

The headlines tell the story. The silent majority, including the Howard battlers, may number 60–90 per cent. They are too stressed to utter a ‘peep’ about the broken capitalist system.

They are not abreast of the finer points of key issues from a profit driven mass media.

Many vote for the least fearful alternatives. Fear makes them victims of poor personal decisions and the worst excesses of the system.

Only decisions from the heart can deliver the best outcomes for all. New Zealand has shown that a compassionate way with Maori reconciliation, terrorism, and mental issues caused by systemic stress, can heal society.

Wake up, silent majority! Next time vote for independents with the feminine touch and break the party gridlock. We have already had demonstrations of its effectiveness.


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

1 COMMENT

  1. What nonsense. While Australia is not perfect and at times in the economic and social Bleddisloe cup New Zealand can claim victory, Australia is a very well run country. We have high levels of governance and among the least corrupt – although NZ beats us on that one – and in many ways the societies are very similar. Both have high material standards of living, high levels of productivity in the private an public sectors and relatively low levels of poverty . We have close to the longest life expectancy and some of the best health outcomes , without the wasteful private heath expenditure of the US; good educational outcomes based on a demanding and highly analytical approach to higher learning reflected in the high international demand for Australian skilled workers; high standards of public and workplace safety with low crime rates; and world standard SES, police and military; Did you know Australia is recognised as the world leader in paper and digital records management?

    We are not perfect and would do well to control better motor vehicle use and encourage public and active transport, and we need a stronger commitment from the right on environmental management. . But our overall success comes about because of stable evidence-based government provided by the two major parties which -supported by high quality public services and egged on by the Greens – are the only parties in a position to consider all of the complex and at times conflicting demands of running a country. Most Australians know this and reject independents and small parties who cannot deliver effective comprehensive government polices .

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Inspector condemns prisoner health services

In the forward to the Inspector of Custodial Services Report published last month, Fiona Rafter Inspector of Custodial Services says that the provision of health services to inmates in New South Wales custodial facilities is a complex and challenging responsibility.

The importance of talking about ovaries

Brother and sister clothing designers Camilla Freeman-Topper and Marc Freeman are, were 11 and 13 respectively when their mother died of ovarian cancer.

Dead rats in the Byron bubble?

Poppa Veet Mayo, Main Arm Am I the only one who can smell a dead rat in this bubble called the Byron Shire? Hear it happened...

Linen SHIFT project urgently needs new home

With a vision to disrupt the cycle of women’s homelessness, the Linen SHIFT project was born to provide unique individual support and education for at-risk women in a safe residential environment, but today they they have been forced to close.