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Interviews with Richmond candidates 2022: Independent Terry Sharples

Terry Sharples is a retired accountant living in the Tweed Shire and running as an Independent for the federal...

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No Mr Morrison, we are not ‘confused’ or ‘misguided’

The Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison, has spent much of the election campaign telling the people of Australia that a vote for a small party or an independent is a wasted vote. Or that a vote for a small party or an independent is a vote for instability.

Modular homes for flood victims head to Bruns

Two vacant blocks in the Bayside housing estate in Brunswick Heads, and land that once contained that town’s sewage treatment plant, have been chosen to host temporary ‘modular houses’ for those left homeless by the recent floods.

‘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.

Temporary accommodation sites for flood-affected communities

The New South Wales Government has this just announced nine temporary accommodation sites across the Northern Rivers region to house flood-affected residents, with more to come.

Implement reforms

In a recent heart-breaking article in The Saturday Paper discussed a 10-year-old Indigenous child’s incarceration in the notorious Don...

Knitting Nannas say ‘Vote 1 our Planet!’

The Knitting Nannas Against Gas and Greed visited the Lismore pre-poll yesterday at Southern Cross University to spread a very important message.

Co-deputy leader of the federal Greens, Larissa Waters, was in the shire Monday to support candidate Dawn Walker. She’s pictured in front of the new campaign HQ in Mullumbimby. Photo Jeff ‘Mixing Banks And Greens’ Dawson
Co-deputy leader of the federal Greens, Larissa Waters, was in the shire Monday to support candidate Dawn Walker. She’s pictured in front of the new campaign HQ in Mullumbimby. Photo Jeff ‘Mixing Banks And Greens’ Dawson

The Greens campaign HQ in Mullumbimby has expanded, and moved from Santos Health Foods to the old bank building just down the street.

And in town to give candidate Dawn Walker a boost was Greens QLD MLC Larissa Waters. Both held an evening for the party faithful and otherwise curious at the Byron Bowling Club on Monday night. Ms Waters told The Echo she hears consistently from around Australia about the need for multinationals to pay their share in taxes and reining in political donations from big corporations.

She has also been a strong campaigner on the need to address the environmental catastrophe at the Great Barrier Reef. As part of a double-dissolution election, all the seats of lower and upper house MPs will be up for grabs.


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Releasing the chokehold on Australia’s water

What the trading of 40 gigalitres of water from the Barmah Choke means for the Murray Darling Basin.

COVID-19 update: May 16

The Northern NSW Local Health District says that to 4pm yesterday, 15 May, 384 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the District, including 82 positive PCR tests and 302 positive rapid antigen tests.

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2022 Community Building Partnership Program

Lismore MP Janelle Saffin is encouraging local not-for-profit groups and councils to apply for their share of $400,000 in grants under the 2022 Community Building Partnership Program.