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More time for Leda submissions

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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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Interviews with Richmond candidates 2022: Liberal Democrats Party candidate Gary Briggs

Gary Biggs lives in the Tweed Shire and owns a small business. He is running as a candidate for the Liberal Democrats Party in the federal seat of Richmond.

New hinterland whiskey

Winding Road Distillery is based in Tintenbar, and early next week they are due to release their first single...

Temporary Protection Visas

As part of their pre-election strategy, Ballina Region for Refugees (BR4R) has been working to raise awareness of the...

‘Unprecedented’ but not unpredicted – we are now suffering from our failure to listen to scientists’ predictions of the impacts of climate change 30...

As Australians head into another election season just as many parts of the east coast are recovering from ‘unprecedented’ flooding since February, and the national psyche is still reeling from the trauma of the ‘unprecedented’ Black Summer bushfires before that, it is critical now more than ever to vote according to your environmental conscience and fear for the future.

Richmond candidates 2022: The Nationals – Kimberly Hone

Kimberly Hone lives in the Tweed Shire and is running as a candidate for The Nationals in the federal seat of Richmond.

Pension protector?

Powerful Protector of the Pension? Well, not exactly… ABC Fact Check has looked closely at claims made by local MP,...

The NSW Department of Planning has extended the submission period for stage one of the controversial Kings Forest development on the Tweed coast.

A spokesperson for the department says it has not ‘formally’ extended the exhibition period for stage one of the 4500-household development but that given the Christmas–New Year holiday period, and the volume of material, it had decided to offer some leeway.

Meanwhile, Leda, the company behind the Kings Forest development, says nearly all the issues raised at a weekend protest rally have already been addressed.

A company spokesperson told ABC radio this morning they believe the development complies with state government plans for the region and that koalas will actually benefit from the habitat increasing in size and the planting of extra koala food trees.

View our video coverage of the protest rally at http://youtu.be/nvbCBw06OrM


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