20.7 C
Byron Shire
December 3, 2021

Tit-for-tat 

Latest News

Accusations of false dam claims in Cr Cadwallader’s mayoral campaign

Ballina Shire Council candidates against the idea of a new dam in Byron’s hinterland are accusing fellow candidate Sharon Cadwallader of false claims in her electoral campaign.

Other News

Lismore Councillor candidate bios – Group A: Labor

The Echo asked all the Lismore election Councillor candidates to send in a bio. First cab off the rank was current Councillor Darlene Cook and Group A.

The no-dam business case

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

Accusations of false dam claims in Cr Cadwallader’s mayoral campaign

Ballina Shire Council candidates against the idea of a new dam in Byron’s hinterland are accusing fellow candidate Sharon Cadwallader of false claims in her electoral campaign.

Telling girls they don’t like STEM halves their involvement at any age

Even children as young as six can develop ideas that girls don’t like computer science and engineering as much as boys – stereotypes that carry over into teenagerhood and contribute to gender gaps at university, according to a study published in PNAS.

Gladys just doesn’t get it? Bullshit.

The rules are lost to the dark art of time, but when I was younger, we used to play a card game called ‘Bullshit’...

Lismore Council elections

I’m somewhat bemused by the candidates for the Lismore Council election. One ticket has 14 candidates, when there are...

We humans spend time wiping out the creatures that we don’t like from all over the planet and now something has turned on us and is wiping a lot of us out. Tit-for-tat it seems to me. 

I’ve had two shots of the vaccine, even though I don’t think it’s been trialled for long enough, because if it helps me protect other people I’ll chance it. I believe in science. 

Some people have their own ethical reasons for not having the vaccine, and in a country that is still a relative democracy, I think that’s their right.

I do know that locally, those in aged care and disability, volunteers and paid workers alike who haven’t been immunised, can’t at the moment work in their fields. This means that those who need the care aren’t getting the same attention because the remaining workers are too stretched. Tough times. 

Hannah Grace, Ocean Shores

Previous articleVote for Clive Palmer
Next articleFeasibility of trains

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Minor flooding may occur Friday morning at Coraki and Bungawalbyn

Heavy rainfall on Tuesday and Wednesday have caused river level rises along the Richmond and Wilsons Rivers with the Wilsons River peaking overnight and the...

Lismore saw one new case of COVID-19

A new case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Lismore in the 24 hours to 8pm 30 November.

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’.

Storylines – An escape from reality

I am a teacher. I teach at University Canberra, on Ngunnawal country, in ACT. This university went into ‘Lockdown’ about four months ago. We were...