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A treasured community asset

The Bowlo, a treasured community asset in Bangalow very popular with young families, is now destined to be part...

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Inaugural Kingscliff Public School Art Show success

A great night was had by all at the inaugural art show for Kingscliff Primary last Friday. All the students submitted work to the exhibition alongside art by local Bundjalung artist Steven Bekue.

Killer Queen & Bowie

For the first time, two of Australia’s favourite live acts – The Killer Queen Experience, and Bowie, starring Jeff...

The fight for patient ratios and safety continues

As nurses and midwives around the country fight for better staff-to-patient ratios the union decided to strike again on Wednesday.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Say Her Name

If you want to know true courage, try being a women’s rights activist in Iran. Try being one of the women who have fought mandatory veiling since Ayatollah Khomeini came to power in 1979 – the women who have risked their lives for freedom. 

Watch out!

Ever wondered whether those 30kg electric bikes with fat tyres – their riders without helmets – whizzing past you...

Plenty of competition in Bangalow Summer 6s as finals loom

Bend it Like Benji have taken a hold on first place of the men’s Pool A ladder of the...

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Vindictive and bad faith prosecutions?

As Bernard Collaery’s friends and supporters celebrate the dropping of the prosecution against him, it is still relevant to ask, why were Witness K and his lawyer Collaery put on trial in the first place?

Abbott calls for return of North Coast shark nets

Never one to stand in the way of antiquated technology, fossil fuel-supporting former prime minister Tony Abbot has now turned his attention to shark nets, calling for them to be reinstated on the NSW North Coast.

Thus Spake Mungo: Timorous Turnbull and the Newspoll fallout

So the 30th Newspoll has finally dropped, and as he waits for the mushroom cloud to dissipate, just what will Malcolm Turnbull do to manage the fallout?

Thus Spake Mungo: Abbott’s vaudeville act keeps party in chaos

Tony Abbott’s bravura performance as a stand-up comic at the Flat Earthers Twilight Home Laugh In, or whatever it was called, deservedly received rave reviews – the consensus was that he was a raving ratbag.

Who is bullying whom?

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head. Re: Cameron Bell’s article It couldn’t have happened to a nicer bloke. It must take a highly qualified legal mind to present a...

It couldn’t have happened to a nicer bloke…

The media and other politicians have been quick to condemn the headbutt on Tony Abbott. However, in talking with people in cafes, in the street, at work, I have been met with a very different response.

Abbott allegedly head-butted by same sex marriage campaigner

Liberal backbencher Tony Abbott was head-butted by a man he claims was a same-sex marriage supporter in Hobart on Thursday. But his tough old nut survived.

Thus Spake Mungo: Titanic Tony set to sink Turnbull

Malcolm Turnbull was off in Hamburg, schmoozing his fellow leaders in the hope of getting something – anything – done about North Korea, terrorism, trade, Donald Trump – something – anything.

Thus Spake Mungo: Tony Abbott’s alternate reality

If Tony Abbott was still playing his favourite sport of rugby union, he would now be sitting on the sideline nursing a yellow card. Actually, of course, he would have been expelled from the team long ago for consistent disloyalty and indiscipline.

Thus Spake Mungo: Abbott’s colliers burn Finkel’s plan

Tony Abbott is winning. Chief Scientist Alan Finkel’s report on energy is not yet dead, buried and cremated, but Abbott and his gang of avid colliers have already left it struggling on life support.

Curious statements on Assange

The couple of letters under the headline of ‘In Defence of Julian Assange’ contained some curious statements in an attempt to justify the unjustifiable.  Marc...

Emergency radio tower

An emergency radio tower is proposed for Teales Lookout, Koonyum Range. It is proposed by the telco authority via Catalyst One Pty Ltd, via Amalgamotion...

Ballina water supply

A recent Echo article regarding Rous County Council’s plans to access Alstonville ground water through bores for its Future Water Project 2060 via an...

For the record

Since early January 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic started, when the world population started to be informed of the new health danger facing everybody,...