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Value of the intangible and Suffolk Parks future

It’s hard to know what value to place on the environment – until it changes irrevocably.  A place is defined...

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Council advertising

Thanks Council, for the advertisement on page 5 letting us know that you co-hosted a conference. It is good...

Flood help information from Chinderah, and Uki to South Golden Beach

The floods in February and March are still having direct impacts on the lives of many people and Serice NSW has a trailer coming to a location near you so you can easily access flood assistance.

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The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most...

Stone & Wood’s Brewery Festival Returns

Stone & Wood are opening the gates to their Murwillumbah brewery with the return of their ‘Murbah Open Day’,...

A poem

Row upon row Lest we forget the rows of trees they planted to recall the rows of boys they sent to die in the war Jon...

Tenth Nannaversary of those mischievous knitters

Would you believe it, petals, it's been 10 years since the guerilla espionage not-so-sweet little ladies now known as the Knitting Nannas started their ruthless needling of CSG miner Metgasco.

In terms of the economy. Billions of dollars spent on armaments and the supporting structures, at the expense, the sacrifice, of the basic needs for living for Australians. 

Most people understand the saying ‘love your neighbour as yourself’. In today’s political climate have the MPs forgotten what the saying means? The actions and expectation of the Australian government does not fit with this saying. One hand promotes the value of the words, the other hand ensures it doesn’t manifest in the nation’s economy. Name and fame and possessing more than others is what the MPs do with the economy. Are weapons and maintaining the fear of others in the population required to be alive? 

Doesn’t it all begin when we wake up to another day – weapons are not required for waking up. MPs seem to have forgotten a simple fact of life, and it’s against the law to not vote for them. That is just the tip of the iceberg, of their instructions of how to love your neighbour. A government formed with Independent MPs would be a start in establishing a democratic government.

Robert Podhajsky, Ocean Shores

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