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Peter Olson, Goonengerry Professor Klaus Schwab, founder of the World Economic Forum, says that by Christmas time, people will be more...

Byron council recognises impacts of STP on local landholders

Following a refusal by Byron Shire Council to communicate with local landholders on the Belongil Catchment Drain Board over the impact of excess water flows from the Sewage Treatment Plant they have finally admitted there is a major problem.

Local government elections postponed – again

NSW local government elections are postponed again due to the pandemic.

Criticism of Ballina Cr Cadwallader’s water election tactics

The Ballina Environment Society (BES) has accused Ballina Councillor Sharon Cadwallader of politicising water security by using ‘the Dunoon Dam as one of her key concerns in her bid for mayor in September’s local government elections’.

Queensland and NSW border – hard closure 1am Friday, 23 July

The Queensland government has declared all of NSW a COVID hotspot and will close its border to NSW at 1am Friday, 23 July for four weeks.

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Andrew Macklin, Mullumbimby Creek Gareth Smith (July 14), I can see you like the selective use of historical facts and statistics...

James Regan, Myocum

Jeff Dawson’s article ‘Celebrating a life and dignified death’ (10 February) highlights the systemic bias that exists against older people.

Mr Dawson’s photo captures a gleeful Cathy Henkel proudly embracing her equally cheery daughter, Lara, following the premiere of their joint film documenting the plight of Ms Henkel’s mother, Laura, to access voluntary euthanasia.

Mr Dawson writes: ‘Though not significantly impaired or ill, she was suffering from old age’. Since when did getting older, on its own, equate to suffering?

Shouldn’t older people be revered and sought after for their wisdom and experience, not pitied and stereotyped simply for ageing? It’s concerning when hurtful and misleading stereotypes are rubber stamped by society and repeated by the media.

And while on the subject of euthanasia, the article also states Laura believed there were no more challenges or achievements she could tackle. One look at Mr Dawson’s photo of a beaming daughter and granddaughter suggests plenty to live for.

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