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Fossil investments

Brian Mollet, Mullumbimby It is with considerable incredulity that I read in last week’s Echo that Byron Shire has a lazy...

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Da mountain

Gisela Stieglitz, Wooyung There is a perfectly good bitumen road going up a rainforest gully; it doesn’t even have potholes!...

Facebook fails

Adrian Gattenhof, Mullumbimby American spoilt brat Zuckerberg may have done adults around the world a great favour with his screamy...

Family Court scrapped

Despite overwhelming opposition from Australia’s family law specialists and advocates, the federal Liberal-Nationals government and cross benchers scrapped the Family Law Court and subsumed it into the circuit courts last week.

Action on Cumbalum Interchange at Ballina?

Following multiple community requests, Cr Phillip Meehan brought a motion to the last Ballina Council meeting calling for additional ramps to be built at the Cumbalum-Pacific Motorway interchange.

Tweed Council rejects Casuarina disability viewing platform

Issues of queue jumping, the allocation of Tweed Shire Council’s resources in both time and money, and responding to...

Sing Lisa Sing

Jo Faith, Newtown How very distressing is the recent story of beautiful singer Lisa Hunt. She followed protocol, paid the...

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Senate to continue debating metadata laws

Senators will debate proposed crossbench changes to metadata laws today, with the government keen to get the bill passed by the end of the week.

Govt’s proposed dole changes breach human rights

Australia’s peak community sector and youth affairs bodies have welcomed a joint bipartisan parliamentary committee finding that two of the Government’s proposed changes to youth payments are incompatible with Australia’s human rights obligations.

Wicked Campers condemned in Senate

A Greens motion was unanimously passed in the Senate yesterday condemning ‘the litany of sexist, misogynistic, and racist slogans which have been used by Wicked Campers on their hire vans’.

How will Abbott convince the unruly red-benchers?

Last week's federal budget is more of a discussion starter than the final word when it comes to policy change in this term of government.

Why Palmer’s pups are unlikely to block the Senate

Brenton Prosser & Richard Denniss, The Conversation If you believe the recent media reports about the composition of the Senate from July 1 next year,...

Suspicious preferencing in the senate race

Voters should approach the plethora of so-called ‘micro-parties’ with caution: many are false entities devised by the hard right to game the election, and some are naïve outfits that have been manipulated into giving preferences to the right, writes David Lovejoy.

Dissecting the metre-wide senate ballot paper

How did it come to pass that many voters are going to need a magnifying glass to find who to vote for on September...

Stop CSG Party deal under fire

Luis Feliu The Lismore-based leader of the Stop CSG Party has defended his fledgling party's preferencing of far-right and fringe groups in the race for...

Magic mushrooms

David Gilet, Byron Bay As noted in David Heilpern’s article (24 February), with drugs, whether medicinal or recreational, dosage is a critical consideration. You can have...

PM forced

Narelle Rendalls, Ballina With reference to the recent serious sexual assault allegations in Canberra, our Prime Minister has a lot to answer for. Many of us can...

Suffolk Park pump track for Cavanbah

Kathy Gleeson, Suffolk Park When I first heard of, and supported, the pump track at the Linda Vidler Park in Suffolk Park it was to provide...

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