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Youth suicide?

ABC News reporting on youth suicide in remote communities at an alarming rate? The Elders are using Aussie Rules...

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Indonesian street food at the Mullum Farmers Market

Rini and Ewan – should they ever find the time – don’t need to add new items to their regular menu.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: A Spoonful of Sugar Really Does Help The Medicine Go Down

Making people fat is big business. Just ask the sugar industry. Making people not fat is potentially even bigger.

Cinema: The Way, My Way

This is the charming and captivating true story of a stubborn, self-centred Australian man who decides to walk the 800-kilometre-long Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route through Spain.

Interschool Australian Surfing Championships launched on the Gold Coast last month

Palm Beach Currumbin State High School has taken home the overall School Winners trophy at the inaugural Australian Interschools Surfing Championships held at Miami on the Gold Coast last month.

No public housing in Labor’s $10b housing fund 

Federal Labor MP, Justine Elliot, has told The Echo she expects successful projects from the Housing Australia Future Fund (HAFF) will be announced in the coming months. 

Jagun Alliance – rebuilding Indigenous knowledge

Sustainability is intrinsic to Aboriginal cultural frameworks, all ways of being, knowing and doing. It’s about being in the right relationship with Country, and all the endemic species being in the right relationships, in the kinship Country for Country, Jagun.

A time for human compassion; and for government to stop regarding grants as one great joke because it controls the ‘bank’.

The poor thing was under his thumb, he was the boss and he made her say it. Secret loves can remain no secret anymore for anyone elected to public office or indeed in the public service.

The other problem is that governments have regarded the granting of money as one big joke – pork the barrel and pork the public. No more. Granting of money to electorates must be done by joint party parliamentary committees, openly. And, decisions by cabinet must cease to be cabinet-in-confidence and indeed commercial-in-confidence: if business wants to do business with government in any state or territory in Australia, in any tier, there mustn’t be any mirrors or smoke or fugazis. Australia must play it straight. And, watch out for that wildcard called love.

John Dobinson, Herston

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