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April 16, 2021

A soul matter

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Sally Flannery discovers dark side of ‘Lovemore’

Since declaring her interest in running for Lismore Council, local woman Sally Flannery has been subjected to sustained attacks, both online and upon her property.

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Overcharging and misrepresentation

Josh Scrivener, Palmwoods Three weeks ago I looked online to buy a Bluesfest 2021 ticket. The Google ad directed me...

A man dead after boat capsizes on Ballina Bar

Police have confirmed that a man has died after a boat capsized at Ballina earlier today.

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...

My own pandemic imaginations

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

Sprout lovers

Sprouts can sometimes be overlooked on the weekly grocery list… except for those in the know, of course!

Byron and Ballina secure funds from Coastal and Estuary Grants

A coastal hazard assessment study and a coastal management program will be funded as the NSW Government announces over $100,000 for Byron and Ballina Shire Councils under the 2020-21 Coastal and Estuary Grants Program.

Hayo van der Woude, Mullumbimby

A concept of soul must be pivotal to say 80 per cent of participants in the ethical debate about abortion. Yet it is studiously avoided in the letters pages of the mass media.If they did not treat ‘soul’ like a four-letter word, we would read questions like the following: Is the soul created from sperm and egg? When does it enter a foetus? Does it matter if it returns to whence it came, as the result of abortion?

Would the media fear the wrath of religious hierarchies, who would perceive a threat to their narratives and power?

Whom else might they fear to rub the wrong way, if the ‘soul’ concept is brought into other ethical debates? We are effectively censored through the media.

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