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Comment – National Party encumbrance a problem for Liberals in NSW too

There is no shortage of NSW Liberal MPs out in the media warning they could be next to fall in the push from independent candidates that saw a massive shake up of politics in Australia last weekend. 

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False altar of ‘globalism’

Since moving to Australia in 2007 I have watched nothing but its sacrifice on the false altar of ‘globalism’....

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Another Day in Hope Purgatory

Politics is a phenomenal experience. To work harder than you thought possible, to put yourself so absolutely in the public domain full of hope and belief. Then to ask for judgement. It’s high stakes. A kind of ethical and philosophical extreme sport.

A gold star campaign and a result full of hope

It’s not surprising that Mandy Nolan got so many primary votes at Saturday’s election for the seat of Richmond – her campaign has been relentless and her volunteers all stellar.

Climate-related disasters influenced the election, Climate Council says

There was a clear connection between climate change-related disasters and voting in the Federal Election, according to the Climate Council.

Historic sex assault and abduction – alleged offender charged

NSW Police say a man will spend the weekend in the lock-up after being refused bail today in Grafton following an investigation into the alleged historical sexual assault of a woman in Byron Bay more than 20 years ago.

Vale big Jez, Mullum troubadour

The Mullumbimby community lost one of the founding fathers of its counter culture last Thursday, when Graham Chambers, better known as Jerry De Munga, passed away at his home with the love and care of wife Chrissy, family and close friends.

Page MP and prominent Rudd backer Janelle Saffin says it is time for the ALP to put party wrangling aside and work together for the betterment of the community.

‘We should just get on with the business of government, implementing policies and, for me locally, getting things done in our area,’ she told ABC radio this morning.

Both Ms Saffin and Richmond MP Justine Elliot came out vocally on the side of Kevin Rudd ahead of yesterday’s ALP leadership ballot. But Ms Saffin does not think this will prevent her having a good relationship with the Gillard leadership team in the future.

‘I have worked in the past with both Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard as Labor prime ministers, and have done so to the benefit of the Page electorate,’ she said in a statement. ‘Both have been good friends to our electorate and this relationship will continue.

‘The ALP is the best vehicle to achieve fairness and justice in society and I’ll continue to represent the people of Page in an effective, strong and independent way.’


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Up to five times the average rainfall during 2022 in some areas says BOM

The formal record of the extreme rainfall and flooding was released today by the Bureau of Meteorology with some areas of south-east Queensland and north-east New South Wales having five times their monthly average of rain. 

Recognising 50 years of police service

When John 'Jack' Keough moved to Byron Bay police station in 1982 there was still a station sheep that kept the grass down and goats still roamed Cape Byron. Sargent Keough began his career in policing in 1972 when he walked into the Redfern Academy to join the police force. 

The postal vote that never arrived

At 91, there are many things that you can no longer do, but one of the things you still can do is have your voice heard in an election – but not for at least one Byron Shire resident.

Vale big Jez, Mullum troubadour

The Mullumbimby community lost one of the founding fathers of its counter culture last Thursday, when Graham Chambers, better known as Jerry De Munga, passed away at his home with the love and care of wife Chrissy, family and close friends.