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March 24, 2023

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Janelle’s four year road to the 2023 vote

Yesterday was the fourth anniversary of Janelle Saffin's win in the seat of Lismore and with not a minute to celebrate, Saffin spoke to The Echo about the 2023 campaign.

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Lismore candidate Alex Rubin

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MP supports controversial AUKUS deal

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Could Tweed Hospital see the first patient cannabis consumption room?

Marc Selan of the Legalise Cannabis Party is keen to keep the old Tweed Hospital open and says he would like to see the first patient cannabis consumption room at that site. 

Tales from Brunz Part 1, presented by the Save Brunz Alliance:

On the beach a dog turd steams in the sun

And the Earth Mother in new 600 dollar shoes

Treads it into the sand and says ‘its organic matter’

And pushes her pram through the dunes.

As the panicked wallaby family gets chased

By more canines well off the leash

Rampaging through a protected reserve

That’s not on the list for ‘dog beach’.

The Earth Mother says,

‘They did the same thing yesterday, I won’t be bringing them back’

And her friend nods his head agreeing,

‘Yes, this place isn’t up to scratch’. (huh?)

And they tie the black plastic poo bags to a fence

because the bin is 50 feet away

and tell me to get stuffed when I point it out

load the car up and drive into the day…..

Fred Porter, Brunswick Heads














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  1. More of us need to care for the beach, even though alot of us do, a small number of people just don’t care. I often pick up other people’s dogs poo’s, it’s not really any effort and I hope I am saving someone who gets all mad about such things, because personally I dont care about some shits here and there, but I have a dog and pick my dogs and any others poo’s up as much as possible. Wallabies poo on the sand too.


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