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April 11, 2021

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A win for the roughy

The battle for the 'roughy had been a tough road for conservationists and hopefully this win will be the last fight.

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ANZAC Day with a difference in Lismore

The Northern Rivers peace group ‘Remembering and Healing’ (RaH), now in its twelfth year, is organising two public events for ANZAC Day to remember the suffering war brings on all sides, and to make a strong commitment to peace and non-violence.

Can you help this local family find a home?

A local couple whose much-loved baby boy was taken away by government officers and then returned is asking the community for help in finding space on a property to park their mobile home.

Cartoon of the week – 7 April, 2021

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Lilac house bound by red tape

Mullumbimby resident Nicole Haberecht is facing a $3,000 fine and the prospect of repainting her house after Council made a demand that she change the colour after it was painted a shade of lilac.

Wardell and Pimlico Halls to be upgraded

Yesterday the Federal Member for Page, Kevin Hogan, announced $70,000 of funding for upgrades to Wardell and Pimlico Halls, in Ballina Shire.

Vehicle sanitisation stations roll out

Enhanced safety measures for point to point transport such as taxis, hire and rideshare vehicles are being rolled out in Byron Bay, Ballina and Lismore with the opening of three free temporary vehicle sanitisation stations.

Bob Vinnicombe, Sefton

A lot of hypocrisy from Labor and The Greens about respect for women.

Look at the treatment they dished out to Pauline Hanson.

The Greens walked out in the middle of her second maiden speech – an example of bullying of female politicians.

She was pelted with missiles, shoved, spat on, jostled by Labor and Greens supporters wherever she went, and not a sound of complaint from Labor and Greens politicians.

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  1. Hanson did at least join Labor & Greens call for the Senate investigation inquiry
    into the Government’s handling of the 100 million sports-cash crash. Still her
    racist comments are loud & ugly & anyone commenting trash insults deservers
    to be walked away from – male or female.

  2. OMFG Bob, you must be joking or else you are full of *it.
    Just what people expect from One Nation supporters…..blinkered, whitewashed, exaggerators & serial liars crying “victim & poor me”.
    The “pelted with missiles & spat on by Labor & Greens supporters” claim is yet another garbage lie…. that never happened! At it to your long list of discredited claims & lies perpetuated by Rich Pauline & her deluded crowd. The ONE TIME eggs were (deservedly?) thrown at a One Nation mob it was widely reported AND claimed by those that threw them, to be members of the Australian Socialists…..they were probably joined by other sane & reasonable Australians. The LNP siad & did nothing either, as they were probably ashamed of their tacit support for her backward racist policies.
    I’m sure people rightly shouted abuse at her, just as they do in every democracy when presented with idiotic & bigoted policies by vacuous morons running for political office.
    People walk out of parliament all the time, especially when the unrepresentative swill use their parliamentary privilege as a platform to shovel their manure on the rest of the country, several parliamentary speeches are made in front of a near-empty chamber, often reflective of how other politicians rate the lack of respect & lack of importance of the speaker, especially one stuck in the dumbest part of the 1950s. Boo hoo

  3. Yer Bob, ever thought that maybe she reaped what she sowed? Do you have any real examples of this supposed Labor-Greens hypocrisy?
    And do you not think Howard having her prosecuted and locked up for electoral fraud was bullying a female MP? Or is it that the right-wingers can do no evil even when it’s later proven in court?

    BTW how’s your One Nation candidacy going? I see your vote has fallen from a massive 6% at the height of Australia’s Howard-invoked racist children overboard era to a massive 1.5%, mirroring Pauline’s relevance. You’re writing to the wrong paper if you think EchoNet online will resurrect your political aspirations. Or Paulines. She’s dudded you, taken the $$ and ran.


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Poor Pauline

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