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Janelle Saffin holds the seat of Lismore

Janelle Saffin is in the lead for the seat of Lismore after yesterday's state election. Although preroll and postal votes are yet to be counted, it’s hard to imagine Saffin’s position changing.

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Lismore candidate Adam Guise

With just a few days until we head to the polls, The Echo asked the candidates for the seat of Lismore one last bunch of questions.

Adam’s second bite at the Lismore apple

The Greens candidate for the seat of Lismore, Adam Guise has run this race once before in 2015, where he gained a notable swing toward the Greens in the primary vote.

‘After Disaster’ film and live concert, March 27 

Working with kids from both The Pocket Primary and Upper Main Arm Primary in the aftermath of the 2022 floods, Janet Swain saw a need to support these kids, many of whom had experienced the full force of the floods and landslips, not once, but twice. 

Lismore incumbent – Janelle Saffin MP

With just a few days until we head to the polls, The Echo asked the candidates for the seat of Lismore one last bunch of questions.

Mediation fails over large Suffolk Park DA

The battle over a controversial mixed-used development proposed for the main street of Suffolk Park looks set to go to a full hearing in the Land and Environment Court with Byron Shire Council, after the court-ordered conciliation process failed.

Ballina independent booed over domestic violence survivor-blaming

The independent candidate for the seat of Ballina has attracted condemnation for comments he made over domestic violence at a public forum last week.

A 34-year-old male employee of the Casino Meatworks has been hospitalised after cutting device that he was operating kicked back and made contact with part of his body

NSW Ambulance was despatched to the scene at around 8.30am this morning.

A doctor attending the scene assessed the man and decided he needed to be taken to Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH).

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter went out at 9.30 and assisted with the transfer to the Gold Coast.

‘Remarkably, he is in a in stable condition and has now been successfully transported to GCUH,’ a Helicopter Service spokesperson told Echonetdaily.


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