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Can we inoculate against the racism virus?

Like many others, I watched with interest the recently screened ABC documentary, The School that Tried to End Racism.

Border bubble to Queensland reopens for local shires

Local Government Areas (LGAs) that have recently come out of lockdown, including Lismore, Kyogle and Richmond Valley Council (RVC) have now been brought back into the border bubble zone with the Queensland border.

Cultural heritage report goes public

A redacted copy of the 2013 Ainsworth Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment document has been made publicly available on the Rous County Council website, clarifying the extensive Widjabul-Wiabul connections with the land which would have been inundated by the Dunoon Dam.

Tackling mosquitoes together in Ballina

Following its successful launch late last year, Northern Rivers councils and the North Coast Public Health Unit are once again running Tackling Mosquitoes Together, a behaviour change program to reduce the disease risks and nuisance of mosquitoes in homes and local communities.

Covid Cassandra peers into the future

As the COVID lockdowns draw to a close, there are still people who profess themselves unwilling to vaccinate under any circumstances, and who object to bearing any consequences that may arise.

NSW govt’s Health Order lacks clarity

Confused and anxious when it comes to ambiguous and complex COVID-19 laws? You are not alone.

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Thus Spake Mungo: Are the dark days behind us?

The darkest hour, they say, is just before dawn. And it just may be that a glimmer of light is appearing in the five-year nightmare of the Abbott-Turnbull-Morrison dynasty.

Don’t send the children back

Dawn Walker, Greens candidate for Richmond. Following this week’s High Court decision on offshore detention on Nauru, the Greens have called on the prime minister to rule out sending children and their families back there.

Elliot defends Labor support for government bills

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.

Mungo: As cops bribe crooks, Tony moralises and Bill folds

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.

Thus Spake Mungo: Human tragedy triggers Abbott’s nope gland

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.

Fear of refugees turns us into a heartless nation

Great Australian author Tim Winton has used the annual Palm Sunday Walk for Justice4Refugees in Perth to launch a swingeing attack on our country's...

Refugees can be an asset to Australia

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.

The demented duo’s weird marine adventure

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.

Mandatory vax

I write to you in response to the article on the front page of The Echo relating to mandatory vax. I find it extremely...

End the cult

A military conflict between China and the USA would very likely result in global nuclear war, a major setback to human civilisation and possibly...

Hundreds queue to have COVID test and two new cases in the NNSWLHD

Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) is urging people to continue coming forward for testing and vaccination after two further COVID-19 cases were reported in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, October 14. 

Charges after cars damaged in police pursuit – Coffs Harbour

Police say a man has been charged following a pursuit, where a number of cars – including an unmarked police car – were sideswiped on the Mid-North Coast yesterday.