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Byron Shire
January 18, 2022

Time for change in Page

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Community the big winner at Rotary Duck Race

The Richmond River at Fawcett Park in Ballina was full of colour on the weekend for the 30th Rotary Duck Race. The event has raised a quarter of a million dollars for charity over its history in Ballina.

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The new mayor

Ben Franklin’s glowing endorsement of our new Mayor, Michael Lyon, is something to be concerned about. Lyon was a...

Lismore Council votes in Cr Peter Colby as the new Deputy Mayor

The new Lismore Council met last night for the first time and one of the first orders of business was to elect a Deputy Mayor. The position will be held until September this year.

Vale Craig Ruddy, passionate artist

Internationally acclaimed Archibald prize-winning artist, and revered icon of the Shire, Craig Ruddy, died suddenly last week, leaving a community in shock and mourning.

Renew Fest hosts May vigil for grief

Renew Fest will host a weekend-long Vigil For Grief in May 2022, and will return with the festival itself in 2023.

Cartoon of the week – 12 January, 2022

Letters to the editor The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that...

Man dead after Lismore stabbing

NSW Police say a man has died, and two others have been injured, following a stabbing in Lismore overnight.

Louise Somerville, Lismore

If the past six years of a coalition Liberal National parties (LNP) government has taught us anything, it has taught us that it is time for change in the Page electorate. 

Kevin Hogan MP and his party have failed to represent the Northern Rivers on climate policy. 

Since 2013 the coalition has cut the Australian Renewable Energy Agency by $500 million; fully supported the Adani coal mine and in 2016 actually censored a UN climate-change/world-heritage sites report demanding the authors remove any reference to Australian threatened sites. 

Do we need to see more? 

One in three jobs in Australia’s renewable energy sector and over 450 CSIRO jobs of 4,832 positions are gone. Greenhouse gas emissions have risen for four straight years yet the LNP falsely claim emissions are going down. 

Let’s turn them out in Page on May 18... for futures of our children and grandchildren.


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