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May 22, 2022

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Tibetan anniversary

May 23  marks 71 years since the Chinese Communist Party and the People's Liberation Army invaded and commenced  the...

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Richmond candidates strut their stuff

With the federal election looming Saturday, candidates put themselves before the public at the Echo/BayFM ‘Meet the Candidates’ on Monday night in Byron. All candidates were present, except ‘ghost’ One Nation candidate, Tracey Bell-Henselin. 

The floods are leaving people homeless and families split

There was a housing crisis on the Northern Rivers, then we had the floods of 2022 and the issue has left increasing numbers of people homeless and struggling to find alternative accommodation.

AEC says COVID voters can phone from home

The AEC says that voters who have recently tested positive for COVID-19 will be able to phone in their vote in the federal election.

Coalition policy

It should be obvious to everyone by now that the Coalition’s insistence that ‘technology’ will drag us across the...

SCU to house temporary accommodation for flood-affected residents

Temporary homes will be located at Southern Cross University (SCU) Lismore Campus as part of the NSW government's program to provide 800 temporary housing options for flood-affected people.

Corruption

Morrison is the loose unit with the economy! Here’s some excerpts from a long, long list of corruption by...

Sweet, juicy and unique, Brisbane-based Pear and the Awkward Orchestra are a quirky, memorable musical offering: whimsical folk-pop roots from a mini-orchestra of diverse instrumentation and sparse arrangements supporting an emotive and powerful voice and gritty, personal songs.

With EPs Russian Doll, released in 2007, and Something Will Come, released in 2009, this unique band have enjoyed critical acclaim and regular airplay. Their beautiful handmade, ecologically sustainable merchandise has to be seen to be believed.

The Pear will support A French Butler Called Smith at the Currumbin Soundlounge on Friday


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Richmond candidates 2022: The Greens, Mandy Nolan

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