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October 16, 2021


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AFL Aussie Rules Grand Final in Western Australia... Rugby League Grand Final in Queensland... Melbourne Cup in Tasmania?    Margaret Keating,...

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Final Tallowood stage up before Byron Council

The world may be in a state of immense turmoil and uncertainty, but at least we can rely on the inexorable forward march of the Tallowood housing development in Mullumbimby.

Holy pandemonium

Driving around Northern Rivers roads at all but 5kms – it’s a bloody nightmare. The other week I had...

The Glasshouse

A driving holiday, inland from Byron, often serves as a healthy reminder that we’re spoilt for choice here with...

Celebrating and supporting carers

Every day there are family and friends who provide care to others in their life. National Carers Week, 10–16 October, aims to recognise those 2.65 million carers in Australia who support those family and friends who have a disability, mental health condition, chronic condition, terminal illness, an alcohol or other drug issue or who are frail aged and need support.

Lismore landmark saved as Skimmo’s site DA knocked back

Lismore residents watch avidly last night as the drama of a development application for 135 Union Street South Lismore, played out on their little screens.

Zoran Radovanovic and son enter guilty pleas after sending region into lockdown

The father and son from Sydney's eastern suburbs who sent the region into lockdown by bringing COVID to Byron, have pleaded guilty to some of the charges against them.

It was disappointing for The Echo to say Ivermectin is not allowed to be used here against the pandemic.

To the fellow who recently ridiculed several Echo letters written 21 years ago, that suggested Mad Cow Disease, which is a prion disease, could be transferred to humans and thus cause widespread mortality and dementia by 2021. Guess what: today dementia is the leading cause of death in Britain, and the leading cause of death for women in Australia in 2019. (Science 22/06/2012: ‘A Unifying Role for Prions in Neurodegenerative Diseases: renewed interest in the possibility that the proteins causing neurodegeneration are all prions’).

To the person who has asked for increased censorship of The Echo letters: of the dozens of censored Echo letters from one writer last year, one mentioned the appearance of the Anti-Christ. Since Christ is Love and He loves everyone, the Anti-Christ would be the exact opposite and he would want to kill everyone, ‘to save the planet’. There is still one topic forbidden by The Echo: mention of the coming Famine.

Peter Olson, Goonengerry

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  1. Peter,
    Censorship is forbidding publication of material that the public needs to know. Material in the public interest
    It is not forbidding publication of material that the public does not needs to know. Material not in the public interest.

  2. Dear Emily,
    I have a simple question for you: Who is to decides what material is in the public interest to know or not to know and why?


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