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April 21, 2021

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Local youth among those hardest hit by housing affordability crisis

A 20 per cent spike in rents is driving an increase in youth homelessness across the North Coast, the organisers of a national campaign to end homelessness say.

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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.

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Darell Norley, Angaston

Greetings from the Barossa Valley in South Australia. I have been receiving your informative newspaper for many years.

I very much enjoy the weekly contributions from Mungo MacCallum – he has an impressive perspective of politics.

I was ‘inspired’ to write when I saw your data about the extended distribution of your publication. I am sure your Echo goes even further than the Barossa. As you are aware, many local/regional papers have ceased publication, but luckily The Leader here has continued. We are very appreciative.

I trust that you’ll continue publishing for many years to come!

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  1. Allan W, Pelverata, Tasmania. I agree with that the Echo is read far and wide in our country as you csn see where i live. I read the Echo every few days. After having holidays in the Northern Rivers it a great to keep in touch via this paper. Many thanks.

  2. Darell, it’s great to hear from you. And yes, the Echo has become a National. Mungo
    has a large following that goes back when so many of us were publishing in ‘The Nation
    Review’ known as ‘The Ferret’. Very few things evade Mungo even if there’s evasion
    from a reader or 2. Usually he comes out on top. The budget? Nothing daunts him. All
    will change [several times] once the LNP wakes up. Mind-reading’s all part of the Gove’s
    screwed up game that Mungo anticipates. One can’t support the National if the States
    are scattered every which-way – & vise versa.


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