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I’m with you Mandy…

Dominica Coulthurst, Knockrow I’m with you Mandy... all the way. Thanks so much for your Soapbox message last week. Always love...

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Bangalow health food staff fined for failing to mask-up

Anyone who cannot wear a face mask because of a disability, physical or mental health illness or condition must now carry proof of exemption.

Cherry-picked COVID-19 statistics: Were the weekend’s ‘Freedom Rallies’ based on science?

A flyer recently dropped into the letterboxes of some New South Wales residents urged people to attend the controversial ‘Freedom Rallies’ – Let’s break it down and present some context.

Zero

Andrew Macklin, Mullumbimby Creek Gareth Smith (July 14), I can see you like the selective use of historical facts and statistics...

Cartoon of the week – 28 July, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

I’m with you Mandy…

Dominica Coulthurst, Knockrow I’m with you Mandy... all the way. Thanks so much for your Soapbox message last week. Always love...

Local government elections postponed – again

NSW local government elections are postponed again due to the pandemic.

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News Corp scraps print for paid online subs

From June 29, nearly 100 regional newspapers, owned by US citizen and multi-billionaire Rupert Murdoch, will cease print operations.

Activists block Murdoch newspapers from distribution

Activists have taken the fight to the front gates of the News Corp printing press in Murarrie, Queensland last night demanding that ‘News Corp tell the truth about the climate and ecological crisis,’ said a spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion (XR).

How Murdoch and the miners screwed us yet again

Let’s get a few numbers straight first: this was not a landslide or a blowout and the people of Australia did not fall in line behind the grinning salesman Scott Morrison...

Overseas interests: what about Murdoch?

Guy, Lismore. For Turnbull, Dutton et al to pretend they are looking after Australia’s interests when they castigate China for interfering with Australia’s internal politics...

Media reforms to benefit major players

Veteran journalist Alex Mitchell has condemned the Turnbull government’s new media legislation, saying it represented a ‘sweeping victory’ for the major media owners.

Murdoch influence everywhere

Max Willoughby, Murwillumbah. Your story in Echonetdaily today misses a lot. In addition to the holdings you listed, News Corp also has a dominant interest in Australian Associated Press [AAP], via which much of our media gains their news stories.

News Corp’s extraordinary dominance of our media

News Corporation has just dramatically increased its political-influence footprint in Australia, but it’s a story that hasn’t made it much past the business pages. It should.

TV network launches tax attack on Rupert Murdoch

Back in the bad old days before the internet took hold, Australia’s two most powerful families, the Murdochs and the Packers, would often selfishly carve up the political and media landscape for their own benefit.

Mandy Nolan’s Soap Box #178 Equal exploitation

VIDEO: Mandy would like to take Murdoch's decision that The Sun’s page three girls no longer have to show their tits a little further, and calls for even representation across all sexual preferences and genders.

The day Australian media lost its credibility

There's one phrase that guarantees anyone who uses it in relation to a tragic event is either a fool or the most vilely cynical manipulator: ‘the day Australia lost its innocence’ – or Monday's variant, ‘the day Sydney lost its innocence’.

Ballina Shire Council supports application for new croquet club

The Ballina Croquet Club is hoping to receive up to $300,000 in funding for a new club house at Cawarra Park. 

Storylines: Growing hope

Hope is a fragile thing in 2021. With the current pandemic and the uncertainty in so many aspects of life, our hope is being shadowed by fear. It is profoundly affecting our humanity.

Northern Rivers responds to cal for COVID-19 testing

Following the flight of a COVID positive traveller from Sydney to Ballina and the detection of COVID fragments in the Byron Bay Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) both locals and visitors have responded to calls for more testing in the region.

Open-air art walk by the river at Murwillumbah completed

The Ages of the Tweed mural that accompanies the open-air riverside art walk has now been completed.