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April 22, 2021

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Shenhua gone and Breeza breathes again

In a much-hoped-for move, the NSW Government and the China Shenhua Energy Company Limited have reached a $100 million agreement in which Shenhua will withdraw its mining lease application and surrender its development consent for the Shenhua Watermark Coal project at Breeza on the Liverpool Plains.

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Federal Government grants for infrastructure improvements – Tweed

Tweed Shire Council today announced more than $3.75 million in Federal Government grants for 10 infrastructure projects in the area.

Head-on crash car traveling in wrong direction

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Victoria King, Lennox Head

I felt ashamed on your behalf for calling COVID-19 the ‘scamdemic’ in Backlash last week, whilst issuing a tongue in cheek salute to ‘Melbournegrad’.

Just over one million people have died from this virus globally. Is that a scam, do you think? Melburnians have made massive sacrifices to stop the spread of the virus in Australia so that lucky people like us in this region can continue to live with minimal fear of contracting COVID-19. They deserve unreserved thanks, not silly, politicised hoaxmongering.

Meanwhile, you sit in your office in Mullumbimby and type crap like that. What a disgrace. The Guardian put it so much more eloquently, gracefully and decently than you did.

‘Thank you, Victorians. Your determination to crush the second wave of COVID-19 has delivered me, and the rest of Australia, enormous health, social and economic benefits. Your resolve, your patience and your sacrifice, means that the rest of Australia has been able to open up our personal and economic lives. The nation as a whole is healthier, wealthier, and indeed wiser because of you.’ Shame on you, The Echo.


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1 COMMENT

  1. Victoria, living outside the Byron Shire it might be hard to imagine but the normal ‘lunatic fringe’ is more like an untidy bushy overgrowth in these parts.

    ‘The Echo’ needs to tread a subtle line, given a sizeable proportion of its core readership.

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