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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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Local hospitals performing above State average, quarterly report says

Hospitals in Northern NSW performed better than the state average despite recording a high number of emergency department (ED) attendances, according to the latest Bureau of Information (BHI) Healthcare Quarterly report.

Bad news

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

Backsliders coming to Lennox

Australian music legends the Backsliders are coming to Lennox Head for the first time, to play at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre on Saturday 26 June 2021.

Celebrating 12 years of liberating food for those in need

Liberation Larder is located on Fletcher St Byron Bay behind the community centre and was founded in 2009 by Venerable Honu, a Buddhist nun, who recognised there were many people in our community struggling to make ends meet. 

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.

Two WRHS rescue flights from Tabulam in one day

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (WRHS) say they travelled to Tabulam twice yesterday in separate incidents in the town.

Stories about "Superannuation":

Government modelling fails to reflect women’s interrupted careers

New research to be released this week analyses two decades of Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey to estimate the actual labour force experience of women over their life and accounts for working when super is not paid.

Thus Spake Mungo: A not-so super scheme

The most depressing aspect of the very public stoush between cabinet ministers and their claques over allowing house-hunters to access their superannuation for deposits is that it has happened at all.

Abbott should keep his hands off industry super funds

Margrette Young, Dorroughby. What does the evidence show? Industry super funds under current governance: provide a two per cent higher return to members than retail super funds; have provided a higher return consistently for years; and have not been embroiled in financial scandals as has been evident in a large number of retail funds.

Thus Spake Mungo: Don’t mention tax reform

So the great national conversation on tax reform has begun, and, it would appear, ended. An executive summary: G’day. Let’s have conversation about tax. What do you think about a few reforms to the GST? Piss off, hairy legs.

Work harder, longer to pay for the rich

Michael Trevaskis, Alstonville. What a complete farce it is that the Liberal government is calling for people to work till a greater age so they can save some money. Perhaps it wouldn't so farcical if what they did corresponded to what they said.

‘Tackle sacred cow of super tax breaks’: ACOSS

The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) said on Thursday the federal government cannot afford to keep giving the top 20 per cent of...

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,...