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December 2, 2021
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A disappointed dog

It’s taken a whole week for my dog to read to page 21 in last week’s Echo. She’s been...

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Telling girls they don’t like STEM halves their involvement at any age

Even children as young as six can develop ideas that girls don’t like computer science and engineering as much as boys – stereotypes that carry over into teenagerhood and contribute to gender gaps at university, according to a study published in PNAS.

Experience counts

I have been advised by someone in the know that it is not wise to cast your vote for...

The no-dam business case

There are groups standing for election next Saturday who are composed mainly of high profile business people. Many people...

Which values are important?

Public opinion sure is divided about the Dunoon Dam (the DuD). Clearly it does not have sufficient social licence...

Why not both

The tender for the first section of the Rail Trail starting from Murwillumbah indicates that it is not more...

South East Canteen: just the good stuff

Simon Haslam South East Canteen is the new project from Tyler Preston, trained at Melbourne’s cult classic Chin Chin, and...

Stories about "destination":

Ballina ready for business

A large group gathered at Lennox Head Cultural Centre this week for the launch of Business Events Boost, a new initiative to promote Ballina as a working destination.

Realistic, local agendas!

On Saturday 4 December we need to vote for people who focus on issues that can be controlled by Council. Candidates claiming they can,...

Coal shame for Queensland and Australian

Local Whitsundays resident Paul Jukes took action this morning against the continued development of the Adani Carmichael Coal Mine.

Wilsons River flood peak and flooding not expected for Tweed, Rouse, Brunswick River catchments

The prediction provided by the Bureau of Meteorology expects that locals around the Wilsons River at Lismore will see the river peak this afternoon at 4.20m. However, ‘Flooding is no longer expected in the Tweed, Rouse, Brunswick River catchments.

Vote for community

From 2007 to 2020, I lived in Byron Bay. I worked as a community-based coastal and marine researcher and writer. I wrote about this...