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Calls for Minister to conduct ‘genuine’ consultation on Murwillumbah mega-school

The Murwillumbah community and SOS (Save Our Schools) are calling on the NSW Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell to...

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Bananas better than banana benders’ bananas

S Haslam It’s a big claim, that our local farmers markets have better bananas than the bananas of the very...

Regarding John Anderson’s (aka Fast Buck$) advertisement

Cr Jeannette Martin, Mullumbimby In response to John Anderson’s (aka Fast Buck$) advertisement in last week’s Echo (Jun2, 2021), I feel I...

Bring them home to Biloela

Marilyn Perkins, MEd, JP, Wollongbar Given the recent news that Tharnicaa is seriously ill, and has been flown to hospital in...

Is it really an MO? Or just a subdivision?

Ray Goodwin, MARRA Ratepayers and residents are to eat dust, cooked in potholes on Blindmouth Road because of the road conditions...

Gambian: ‘State budget must encourage uptake of electric vehicles’

The Nature Conservation Council has launched a campaign to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles in NSW, with a video and a petition.

Nurses and midwives rally during Health Inquiry in Lismore

Nurses and midwives will be holding lunchtime rallies across the Northern Rivers calling for nurse-to-patient ratios and highlighting widespread issues being exposed at the rural health inquiry, which is due to hear submissions today in Lismore.

Stories about "electoral reform":

A fairer electoral system?

Tom Tabart, Byron Greens, Bangalow. After dodgy preselections, both party and micros, the single-seat electoral system ensures that the two-party duopoly will always rule. Far fairer would be a form of proportional representation in both houses with members elected according to their party or individual vote.

Just who is gaming the electoral system?

Colin Cook, Bangalow. Phillip Frazer, ‘Above the line or below….’ Echo March 2, correctly observes that Jacqui Lambie, Ricky Muir – along with established independents – would be more highly regarded as ‘doing a goodish job’ well ahead of all members of the big parties.

Australia’s government trails the field

Kol Dimond, Mullumbimby. The whole Australian political framework stinks of stooges protecting their gold. Too comfy for too long. Too insular too isolated too privileged and lucky.

What’s so dodgy about micro-parties?

Paul Recher, Dorroughby Aidan Rickett's recently wrote that 'Senate voting is a dodgy lottery'. It was a classic case of the kettle calling the pot black.

Young animators shine on Ballina’s big screen

A group of up and coming local indigenous animators were excited to see their first films on the big screen at Ballina Fair Cinemas on Tuesday night.

Nurses and midwives rally during Health Inquiry in Lismore

Nurses and midwives will be holding lunchtime rallies across the Northern Rivers calling for nurse-to-patient ratios and highlighting widespread issues being exposed at the rural health inquiry, which is due to hear submissions today in Lismore.

‘Influencers’ – just another advertising platform…

The question being asked by many consumers is 'are influencers genuinely promoting products that they like and believe in, or is it just more advertising?

Professor Offord makes Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Ocean Shores resident and Emeritus Professor, Baden Offord, has been named on the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List, ‘For distinguished service to tertiary education in the field of human rights, social justice, and cultural diversity’.