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December 5, 2021

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Cadwallader, Lyon and Krieg most likely new Far North Coast mayors

With most of the votes cast, and counting over until tomorrow, the New South Wales Electoral Commission stats would suggest that there are three clear winners of the mayoral contests in Ballina, Byron and Lismore Shires.

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Want to make your own nest box and help with bushfire recovery on Friday?

Conservation Volunteers Australia are running a nest-building workshop in one of Australia’s most biodiverse hotspots, the Nightcap Range, ‘to create homes and hope for wildlife’.

Pryce Allsop seeks reelection for Tweed Council

Cr Pryce Allsop was a Conservative member of the previous Tweed Shire Council and hails from Murwillumbah.

Lismore Councillor candidate bios – Group E: Our Sustainable Future

The Echo asked all the Lismore Councillor candidates to send in a bio. Led by current Councillor Elly Bird, the Our Sustainable Future team is Group E.

Lismore Residents Action Group say ‘no’ to Increased flight training

The Lismore Residents Action Group say they do not object to the future development of the airport, they say they are specifically concerned about the considerable increase in aircraft noise caused by flight training.

The no-dam business case

There are groups standing for election next Saturday who are composed mainly of high profile business people. Many people...

Coal shame for Queensland and Australian

Local Whitsundays resident Paul Jukes took action this morning against the continued development of the Adani Carmichael Coal Mine.

A military conflict between China and the USA would very likely result in global nuclear war, a major setback to human civilisation and possibly extinction for our species. Who could possibly want to risk that?

Fundamentalist Christians look forward eagerly to the End of Days when their great bearded sky daddy will take them all off to their fairy tale heaven, leaving the rest of us to burn in their equally fictional hell. They’re clearly not invested in a future for this world or our species, as this is just their deity’s waiting room.

It’s somewhat disturbing to think that people with those beliefs may well have their fingers on the button in the Pentagon, and that Scott Morrison, the valiant warmonger, is a member of the recently disgraced Hillsong cult and apparently shares those same beliefs.

Maybe it’s time to give peace a chance, we already know that economically it’s by far the smarter thing to do. Warmongering is only profitable for the few, at the expense of the rest of us.

Robin Harrison, Binna Burra


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