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No SourDough$

Hayo van der Woude, Myocum 2021 promises to be the greatest year yet for revelations of unethical behaviour and corruption in...

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ABC maintaining independence?

Fast Buck$, Coorabell I’m a fan of the ABC so I’m a bit disappointed that the local ABC radio station has...

Drug and firearm offences – Tweed Heads

Police say a man has appeared in court after allegedly being found in possession of firearms, drugs and nearly $10,000 cash in Tweed Heads.

Pro rail groups join to rally on Thursday

Four local groups have banded together and will host a rally calling for urgent consultation on the removal of the train tracks on the Murwillumbah to Crabbes Creek rail corridor.

Big donation and new poetry competition for BR4R

Local community group Ballina Region for Refugees is having a big month, with a major anonymous donation amongst other news.

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...

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...

Stories about "Liberal leadership spill":

Coalition’s climate-change firestorm

David Norris, Pottsville. What political party faction in their right mind would challenge the prime minister with a candidate who has a pecuniary interest in...

A peek at Rupert Murdoch’s revised walking dead cabinet

Good riddance Turnbull, a PM of massive wealth and ego who left office without much record of accomplishment. Remember when the Libs scoffed as Labor tore itself apart?

Scott Morrison elected next prime minister

Update: P Scott Morrison  has been elected Liberal Party leader in a 45-40 vote.

Vested interests

Joe Monks, The Gap. The current leadership crisis is a perfect example of how vested interests (mining, banks, insurance,  energy etc) can destabilise a country. Each...

How the right-wing media have given a megaphone to reactionary forces in the Liberal Party

The polarisation that is devouring Australia’s politics is reflected in the increasingly stark polarisation of the country’s professional mass media, writes Denis Muller of Melbourne University.

Local Labor MP stands by Shorten

Richmond Labor MP Justine Elliot describes former prime minister Tony Abbott's replacement, ‘Malcolm Turnbull, as 'just another out-of-touch, arrogant leader with a chaotic, dysfunctional and divided government.'

The personal is political in the marginals

Anthony Plesko, Ballina. Why did the Libs change their leader? It had nothing to do with who is better PM nothing to do with good government, nothing to do with the needs and wishes of the people.

Localisation fantasy

Boyd Kellner, Newrybar The world’s richest person, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has increased his wealth from $130 billion to $186 billion during the pandemic. USA...

Anatomy is destiny

Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre Five members of Byron Friends of Palestine visited Justine Elliot to discuss whether the ALP would endorse public condemnation...

Vaccinations

Vyvyan Stott, Mullumbumby The government doctors have announced that vaccinations are compulsory for nurses . Yet our constitution states parliament may make laws regarding health, but...

Bad news

Raphael Lee Cass, Byron Bay I’ve taken umbrage with the expression, ‘fake news,’ – proud of our Echo – but the article on page 5,...