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Richmond candidates 2022: The Greens, Mandy Nolan

Mandy Nolan needs little introduction to most readers of The Echo, where she has a weekly column. She is a comedian and journalist running as a candidate for The Greens in the federal seat of Richmond.

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Election 2022

As we edge closer to the federal election, Australia, like most advanced middle-ranking economies is facing some headwind challenges...

Homelessness hub under immense pressure

A new homelessness hub in Byron Bay has been so inundated with requests for help, that the service already needs additional staff to meet the demand.

$17m in funds for work on crown lands in NSW

If you are involved in managing crown reserve land and facilities then now is the time to get that application in for a share of the $17 million that is available fro the 2022-3 funding round. 

Inflated Scomo

During his term, Scomo made plenty of decisions that helped lead us to the inflation we face today. When...

Releasing the chokehold on Australia’s water

What the trading of 40 gigalitres of water from the Barmah Choke means for the Murray Darling Basin.

The Richmond conundrum

The forthcoming federal election presents the Richmond electorate as an interesting conundrum. I do not believe the current leaders...

This young Australian singer songwriter started his music career playing on a plastic piano.  Twenty-five years later James Higgins has earned his reputation in the European underground soul music scene as a connoisseur of funk, soul and acid jazz.

After ten years on the performance roller coaster Higgins boasts an impressive folio of acclaimed albums and touring escapades as an artist, bandleader, songwriter and producer.  Higgins has performed on stage with the likes of Jamiroquai, The Brand New Heavies and the Sneaky Sound System.

In more recent times he stood under the lights as front man for his own group Soul Continuum and played support for Los Amigos Invisibles and Katie Noonan and the Captains.  Over the past few years Higgins dared to dream a new future and emerged as a solo artist.  This prolific writer searched for a name that would best describe him and The Quick Brown Fox was born.  Brown loves his creative independence.  Earlier this year he launched his debut EP Where Does Your Apple Grow? and earned a whole new fan base.  Complete in a crisp grey suit complete with his grandfather’s gold watch this Quick Brown Fox is ready to flash his soul-funk best at the Sphinx Rock Cafe, Sunday.


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