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Rapey Liberal culture is their undoing

Former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins’ steel-eyed testimony around rape allegations saw spiders crawl from under rocks and spread in all directions last week. 

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Fossil investments

Brian Mollet, Mullumbimby It is with considerable incredulity that I read in last week’s Echo that Byron Shire has a lazy...

Shores United win local derby in season opener

Shores United FC began their season in the Anzac Cup B football competition with a 3-1 win over local rivals the Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC last Sunday.

Letting go

Mary McMorrow, Mullumbimby I respect the parents forgiving the drunk driver who killed their four children (one a cousin) as...

Ministers misbehave

Keith Duncan, Pimlico Accusations of appalling behaviour by the Liberal Party in covering up misdeeds within its ranks just keep...

International Women’s Day kerfuffle at Ballina

One councillor walked out of Ballina Council's recent meeting during an emotional discussion about speakers at an upcoming IWD event.

Suffolk Park pump track for Cavanbah

Kathy Gleeson, Suffolk Park When I first heard of, and supported, the pump track at the Linda Vidler Park in Suffolk...

Stories about "aged care":

Voluntary lockdown and getting ahead of the curve

A Byron Bay aged care centre has gone into voluntary lockdown as a precautionary measure to protect residents and staff from COVID-19.

Should all states adopt Queensland’s measures for aged care?

With residents in aged care facilities making up the vast majority of overall deaths from COVID-19, is it time that we turned our attention to focus more on how we can stop the virus killing our elders?

Dementia help sheets to navigate COVID-19

Many aged care facilities have stopped residents leaving the premises. Many have reduced visits to one person per day, for one hour a day, and many have closed their doors entirely to outside visitors, including family, and this is causing distress for many aged folk.

Are residents at risk at Feros nursing home in Bangalow?

Understaffing at the Feros Care nursing home in Bangalow has become so bad that the care and safety of residents is regularly being neglected, according to staff and people who have had loved ones living in the home.

Job cuts to aged care in Lismore

Twenty-five jobs will be cut and another 60 workers will have their hours reduced at the Uniting Caroona aged care facility in Goonellabah according to the Health Service Union.

Catholic Healthcare defends decision to remove workers holidays

Accusations that Catholic Healthcare, who run Coolamon Villa aged care in Mullumbimby, are removing a weeks holidays from aged care staff unfairly have been rebutted.

Coolamon aged care workers stripped of holidays

Aged care workers at Mullumbimby are among 500 workers in NSW who have been stripped of their annual leave entitlements by Catholic Healthcare's word games.

Aged care bullies

Stefanie Bennett, Lismore. After viewing the ABC’s Aged Care debacle I wondered if what is known as lateral violence could be the step by step...

Thus Spake Mungo: Aged care cuts set to haunt PM

Under normal circumstances Australians do not spend much time thinking about aged care facilities. If we have to mention them, it is usually by way of euphemism: we talk of twilight homes, or God’s waiting room.

Aged care suffers under funding freeze

Elderly care facilities are suffering under the federal government’s freeze on the aged care funding with one care provider in Casio and Grafton cutting staff hours significantly.

Missing teen – Tweed Heads

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a boy reported missing from Tweed Heads.

Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

Bangalow blackspot puts school children at risk

Will action ever be taken to protect school kids getting on and off the bus on Lismore Road, Bangalow as trucks fly by at 80km/h?

Lifting the lid on plans to build a retirement village in Ewingsdale

The letter sent to the residents of Ewingsdale last year by holiday park owner Ingenia seemed fairly innocuous at first glance...