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With a plethora of legislation passing through parliament before the winter break, The Echo asked Labor's federal MP for Richmond, Justine Elliot, how she voted – or intends to vote – on some of the more contentious bills.
Our prime minister deals in absolutes. Coal is good for humanity – not some coal or some parts of humanity. No suggestion that coal can have its disadvantages, adverse consequences, to sully its benefits.
Nope, nope, nope – the most negative and illiterate of all Tony Abbott’s three-word slogans.His rejection of even the merest consideration of the complex, harrowing and indeed tragic plight of the Rohingya asylum seekers is frankly contemptuous.
Harald Ehrlich, Suffolk Park. Isn't it time to look at the refugee issue from a new angle? As global diplomacy further and further deteriorates we keep on creating more and more refugees. Currently we see them as in impost. Why don't we look at them as an asset to Australia.
Immigration C-in-C Scott Morrison and his executive generalissimo Angus Campbell have gone rogue. It is time, past time, to confront the obvious: Operation Sovereign Borders is out of control and running amok, writes Mungo MacCallum.
Essential workers were the losers at the recent Ballina Council meeting when councillors actively removed the category for ‘key workers’ from their development of rental housing on land it owns in Wollongbar.
Getting around the Northern Rivers is no easy task without your own transport. Young people are unable to attend TAFE, and you can’t catch public transport to work due to the impossible timing of, and lack of access to, public transport.