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Dr Kerry Chant COVID-19 stats update for January 21 to 27 and local update

NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant gave her weekly COVID-19 stats update this morning during Premier Dominic Perrottet’s press conference.

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Boat people we are

We here in this country, now called Australia, need to be reminded that we started off as ‘boat people’. The...

Check a charity’s status before donating to a good cause

It wouldn't be the first time generous people have been scammed by fake charities and in the wake of the Tonga disaster, Australia's charity regulator is urging a quick check before donating.

A new Mungo needed

A new Mungo is needed to investigate, report and comment, because the major media sure as hell ain’t! When is...

What does Australia Day mean?

Another Australia Day. Another divisive polemic about the date, the day, and its meaning. Those who seek to change the date argue that 26 January signifies the beginning of Britain’s invasion of Australia and the violent expropriation of Aboriginal lands.

Far North Coast Comedy

Lots of comedy to laugh out loud at

Gratitude

I join with Lynne West, Gerry Gleeson, and Magenta Appel-Pye (Letters, December and January) in asking The Echo to...

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Hogan wants royal commission into supermarkets, petrol stations

Page MP Kevin Hogan (Nationals) is calling for a royal commission with terms of reference covering the alleged misuse of market power by Australia’s supermarkets and petrol retailers.

Richmond Valley Council Citizen awards

The contribution made to the Richmond Valley community by its citizens was recognised on 26 January through a range of awards and most particularly through the award of Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year. 

How depression makes people vulnerable to misinformation

A US study has found that people suffering from depression are much more likely to believe misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines.

Countbacks or by-elections for Ballina?

Cr Rod Bruem's first appearance in the Ballina Council chamber saw an attack on ALP candidates who narrowly failed to win seats in the recent local government election, with the councillor claiming it would be undemocratic for a countback to include 'rejected' Labor Party candidates if another councillor was unable to serve during the next 18 months.

Community building and disaster resilience

If you’ve ever wanted to be a volunteer, the Community Carers and Responders might be where you can lend a hand.