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Comment: Bridging the flooded divide

In the sodden floodplains the divide among those affected has never been clearer – those who were insured, and those who weren’t, renters and owners, Lismore LGA and everywhere else.

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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.

Coal fired. How are the major parties planning for its end?

There’s very little economic future for fossil fuels, even if you ignore the environmental effects. Renewable energy is cheaper, including battery storage.

One Nation ‘ghost’ haunting Richmond

Less than a week out from the election, mystery surrounds the One Nation candidate and her connection to the electorate.

Kevin Hogan returns for Page

Though the coalition government he represents is now in opposition, National Party candidate for Page, Kevin Hogan, has been returned to his seat and yesterday he released a statement to all media.

NSW councils call for social, affordable housing

With ‘Intergenerational inequality growing dramatically’, the peak body representing NSW councils has issued an open letter to all federal election candidates, calling on them to commit to a four-point housing plan.

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

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.

George Washingmachine is easily agitated. This is why he plays music. To sooth his savage beast.

A longtime member of the Bonza Vista Social Club, George Washingmachine’s seductively smoochy vocals have made him one of Sydney’s most sought-after jazz entertainers.

Jazz violin is his speciality but putting singing and fiddling aside, George is a multi-instrumentalist who is proficient on double bass, guitar or anything with strings.

In his spare time, George the MC has hosted Jazz in the Domain several times, as well as the Darling Harbour Jazz Festival. He has also presented concerts at the Thredbo Jazz Festival and the Taronga Park Zoo New Year’s Eve Party.

With his work in TV and radio the list of his talents goes on and – you may have heard – George as the voice behind the recent Banana Boat campaign, or his fiddle playing and scatting on the Uncle Toby’s campaign. George is also a composer in his own right.

He recently composed the music for a Qantas commercial and has written everything from rock-and-roll nursery rhymes for Mr Squiggle to music for the Bell Shakespeare Company. Many moons ago, George even took over the role of Jake Blues from Russell Crowe in the official tribute to the Blues Brothers, produced by Paul Dainty.

You can see George on Friday at the Condong Bowling Club, 8pm for the Tweed Valley Jazz Club.

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