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How is RT-PCR used to diagnose COVID-19?

It’s fast, reliable and full of lines – but might look different to the PCR you learned about in school.

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Next disaster

I am impelled to bring to your attention the next environmental disaster. We’ve had plastic bottles, single use plastic...

A moment of your life?

Six questions for Jehovah’s Witness doorknockers: 1. Are you aware that the 2016 Royal Commission into Institutional Handling of Child...

Bangalow’s modern baker

S Haslam Being a baker in a modern town like Bangalow these days involves a lot more than getting up...

Hue and cry

Seeing and hearing all the kicking and screaming about our right to choose to not put on masks takes...

Ruination

I wholeheartedly agree with Brian Mollett (Letters 18 August). Until very recently Burringbar Street was a true representation of...

PCR test

The recent Echo article ‘How reliable are PCR tests?’ (8 September) on PCR tests for COVID-19 that refutes the...

Sapoty Brook, Wilsons Creek

Matthew Hartley’s concern about the Belongil Estuary (Letters, 20 January) is nothing more than a symbolic gesture to a doomed ecosystem.

Ecosystems are only relevant in the context of ten-thousand years or more. The Belongil Estuary has less than 100 years left before it is swallowed by the rising Pacific Ocean. The only realistic concern is the use of concrete, which will out-gas even more carbon dioxide before going under water.

Let’s not pretend that we are environmental warriors saving our precious coastal ecosystems, that would be a left wing reconstruction of reality equivalent to Trumpian propaganda.


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Queensland passes voluntary assisted dying laws

Dying with Dignity NSW has welcomed the passage of Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) laws in Queensland and is hoping that NSW Parliament resumes next month so that this issue can be addressed in NSW without further delay.

Planning staff back Wilsons Creek DA, residents’ concerns downplayed

Residents living near a proposed 15-lot housing development in Wilsons Creek say it will negatively impact a precious wildlife corridor on the site, exacerbate traffic safety problems on the surrounding roads, and damage the peaceful character of their quiet enclave.

A moment of your life?

Six questions for Jehovah’s Witness doorknockers: 1. Are you aware that the 2016 Royal Commission into Institutional Handling of Child Sexual Abuse investigated 1006 alleged...

Local mum features in documentary about the impacts and possible solutions around suicide

Murwillumbah mum Ursula has lived every parents worst nightmare – her child, at the age of just 17, took his own life – and a lot of time and energy, questions and conjecture and finger-pointing can rumble around this, but at the end of the day Ursula’s precious boy is gone and he’s not coming back.