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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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Election 2023 – Tweed: Ronald McDonald

Ronald McDonald is running for the seat of Tweed on behalf of the Sustainable Australia Party – Stop Overdevelopment / Corruption. The key element to their campaign is to reduce immigration to Australia from 200,000 back to 70,000 per annum. 

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.

Lismore candidate Ross Honniball

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.

Cleaning up the Richmond River

Like many who have suffered in the floods the Richmond River estuary is still feeling the weight of last year's floods.

Residents of Cabbage Tree Island want to go home

Anger and frustration at not being able to go home saw a group of residents reclaim their properties yesterday on Cabbage Tree Island.

Flood-affected still without assistance

Over a year has passed since the devastating February 2022 floods, but many residents of the Northern Rivers have not received the support to retrofit, raise or buyback their homes, as pledged to them by the federal and state governments.

Spaghetti Circus performing at Woodford.
Spaghetti Circus performing at Woodford.

Have you ever wanted to be part of an opening ceremony? Well now’s your chance. The Commonwealth Games will be held just up the road on the Gold Coast and you can get involved but you have to apply by midnight September 3.

Local performer, Charles Crawshaw, is enthusiastic about the forthcoming auditions.

‘I’d would love it if Byron Bay sends a bus load up to the Gold Coast for the auditions in September. We have so many talented people here that would be fully self expressed if chosen to open the games next year.’

They are looking for a range of skilled and unskilled performers who can get involved and no experience is needed.

To apply you have to be 16, or 16 by September 3, and ready to commit to rehearsals on the Gold Coast from mid-January 2018. They will start at two per week building up to three-four rehearsals a week just prior to the opening ceremony.

If you want to get involved find out more and apply to audition here.

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  1. October 10, 2019
    Dear Echo,

    Thank you for posting this invitation last year.

    You will be pleased to know I passed the auditions and was one of the ‘Lorikeets (promoting Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary) in the opening ceremony on the 4th April 2018. From there I launched the Queens Peace project (QueensPeace.com ) and today I find myself launching the “Sand With A Line” Project which is standing for WORLD PEACE BY TUESDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 2020 : PASS IT ON! YOU’RE IT! Charles Crawshaw, #WORLDPEACEBYTUESDAY15SEPTEMBER2020#PASSITON#YOUREIT#WP2020 #OCEANSHORESTV #BADGEMEUP#CHARLESCRAWSHAW #LANDMARKWORLDWIDE#WISDOMCOURSE#RABBITS1963 #KEYBOARDIN#WOW : KeyBoardin.com An Excellent Key to Surfing The World


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