There can be no real doubt that the timing of the by-elections for July 28 was mean and tricky. But who was the mean trickster?
John Scrivener, Main Arm. Colin Clarke’s latest tirade – Bangalow food hub opponents elitist – sets a new low for letters to the editor. When he’s not spruiking for nuclear power and genetic engineering, Colin likes to use the Echo’s letters section... Read More →
The Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS) is calling for a national strategy on unemployment following the release of ABS figures showing a rise in unemployment. ACOSS deputy CEO Dr Tessa Boyd-Caine said, ‘The rise in the unemployment rate from 6.1... Read More →
Charles, John Lincoln, Gulmarrad, NSW. We old aged pensioners need to speak up on behalf of our sons, daughters and grandchildren: since we put the coalition into power the unemployed youth of our country has blown out to 36 per cent.
A new survey of Australia’s community services sector reveals that 80 per cent of frontline agencies are unable to meet current levels of demand with the resources they have. The biggest gaps in meeting demand are in the areas of... Read More →
Eighty-six people will find themselves out of work when Inghams Byron Bay closes its doors in late October, further reducing employment opportunities in the region.
Byron Shire Cr Paul Spooner. More than half a million young people could need emergency assistance to pay for food and shelter because of the proposed changes to unemployment benefits for those under 30.