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Families consider class action against Intrapac over cancelled Banyan Hill house and land contracts

Nearly fifty local Intrapac house and land buyers on the Northern Rivers may need to take Supreme Court action to avoid being short-changed and priced out of the region.

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Disaster management needs different approach, says NRCF

Disaster funding must favour social capital and community building, rather than just ‘mopping up’, the head of the philanthropic organisation, Northern Rivers Community Foundation, says.

State government pledges $5m for Lismore’s Two Rooms project

More than 350 flood affected homes in the Northern Rivers region can now be repaired, getting vulnerable people back on their feet and into safe housing thanks to Resilient Lismore’s Two Rooms Project, backed by $5 million in funding from the NSW Government.

Liberal councillors walk out during Tweed mayoral election

Yesterday Liberal councillors James Owen and Rhiannon Brinsmead walked out of the extraordinary Tweed Shire Council meeting in protest against the way the Mayor of Tweed Shire is elected. 

Splendour found in the brass 

The sound of music has well and truly returned to our schools, following the eerie silence of the pandemic. 

Circus, Comedy, WTF?

It’s that time again at the Brunswick Picture House – The Cheeky Cabaret’s new season has just opened and this one is more hilarious, and sexier, than ever!

Bush ball – but fancy schmancy

The beautiful A&I Hall is the setting for the inaugural Bangalow Boujee Bush Ball on October 14 – celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Bangalow Community Children’s Centre. This will be a party to remember. 

For those who still vote for the major parties it would be interesting to consider how long they themselves might imagine they could hold down a job if they were unwilling or unable to provide transparency or explicit answers to an employer when asked, without insulting or deceitful obfuscation.

Labor’s minister O’Farrell is um.. particularly ah…. astounding and… very…  um… very… experienced when… um it ah… comes… ah… comes… to ah… padding out… um the ah… the… um… question ah… time… until the ah… time has elapsed and ah… no answers um… are given. And taxpayers are footing the bill.

Why would anyone who considers themselves modestly, somewhat intelligent, vote for a government which lacks transparency and claims to be managing the economy while allowing obscene record corporate profits?

Rod Murray, Ocean Shores

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  1. Mr Murray, again if you hate a free enterprise western political and economic system to live under so much, go and live in some restrictive communist country, there are a few around. And we just got rid of one the worst deceitful, disgraceful, disingenuous and corrupt Federal Govt in Australia’s history, you seen to be completely oblivious of that fact.

  2. Yep labour betrayed us totally and all the major parties are the same serving big business and screwing over Joe public constantly. That why we need yearly elections to boot out any party that doesn’t look after the public in terms of food clothing electricity housing water transport health etc . Alan Mosley Yamba

  3. Yes Keith and Labor are right up there with them. Any government which supports corporations which pay no tax with record profits and are propping up the US military manufacturing industry, and greed is the dominant paradigm, while thousands are homeless and the environment is an afterthought, could only be supported by brain dead morons. Crawl back under your log Keith and get out of the way, some people still aspire to compassion and justice.

    • As usual a great little incoherent spray Mr Murray, just which political party was elected by a MAJORITY of Aussie voters at the last Federal election?, I wouldn’t have thought there were so many “brain dead” morons in Australia, but of course they probably vote for the wacko Greens. Every day average Aussies wake up and know that there is not a “brain dead” Green Govt in power or even influencing an adult Labor Govt, is a day of utter relief.

  4. If you all intend to vote green you are sadly mistaken. Can you just imagine what a green government would look like?. A very, very scary option.

  5. Keith, this “….just which political party was elected by a MAJORITY of Aussie voters at the last Federal election?”
    Keith old son , your ‘Numbers’ problem again.
    Looking up the AEC result, I’ve copied across the National first preferences numbers to help you out –

    Party Votes Vote % Swing %
    Liberal 3,502,713 23.89 -4.28
    Liberal National Party of Queensland 1,172,515 8.00 -0.67
    The Nationals 528,442 3.60 -0.72
    Country Liberal Party (NT) 29,664 0.20 -0.07
    Australian Labor Party 4,776,030 32.58 -0.76
    Centre Alliance 36,500 0.25 -0.08
    Katter’s Australian Party (KAP) 55,863 0.38 -0.11
    The Greens 1,795,985 12.25 +1.85
    United Australia Party 604,536 4.12 +0.69
    Independent 776,169 5.29 +1.92
    Pauline Hanson’s One Nation 727,464 4.96 +1.88
    Liberal Democratic Party 252,963 1.73 +1.49
    Australian Federation Party 57,555 0.39 +0.39
    Animal Justice Party 87,451 0.60 -0.22
    Informed Medical Options Party 25,850 0.18 +0.17
    The Great Australian Party 30,392 0.21 +0.17
    WESTERN AUSTRALIA PARTY 33,263 0.23 +0.05
    Victorian Socialists 27,226 0.19 +0.10
    Australian Christians 19,867 0.14 -0.03
    FUSION: Science, Pirate, Secular, Climate Emergency 13,319 0.09 +0.09
    Australian Citizens Party 4,886 0.03 +0.01
    TNL 6,331 0.04 +0.04
    Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party 6,494 0.04 -0.15
    Socialist Alliance 11,971 0.08 +0.06
    Australian Values Party 5,622 0.04 +0.04
    Jacqui Lambie Network 23,730 0.16 +0.16
    Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party 18,422 0.13 -0.16
    Indigenous – Aboriginal Party of Australia 7,326 0.05 +0.05
    Sustainable Australia Party – Stop Overdevelopment / Corruption 3,866 0.03 -0.22
    Australian Progressives 1,063 0.01 -0.04
    Drew Pavlou Democratic Alliance 2,215 0.02 +0.02
    The Local Party of Australia 4,254 0.03 +0.03
    Australian Democrats 651 0.00 -0.01
    Legalise Cannabis Australia 6,025 0.04 +0.04
    Reason Australia 1,458 0.01 -0.05
    Non Affiliated 961 0.01 +0.00
    …. 0 0.00 -1.67
    Formal 14,659,042 94.81 +0.35
    Informal 802,337 5.19 -0.35
    Total 15,461,379 89.82 -2.07

    NO majority of Aussie voters for any party.

    • Nice try old son, trying to deflect any discussion away from the humiliating backdown the Greens were recently forced into by the Labor Govt over the HAFF legislation, but alas, as usual it’s not working, actually it’s like dealing with an incompetent illiterate my poor man, let me try and help (once again), I’ll go slow so as not to confuse you. 50% is an equal amount (half way), 49% is a minority (under half way), 51% is a majority (over half way), The Labor Govt was elected with a 2PP vote of 52.5%, (yes it could have been more,) however it was enough to give the Labor Govt 77 seats in a 151 seat HOR., that is a MAJORITY, and after winning the Aston bi-election and taking a safe Liberal seat of the Coalition opposition, something that hasn’t been done before in recent history, the Labor Govt now has 78 HOR seats, NEWSFLASH that’s a BIGGER MAJORITY. Your welcome my son, but you do need to start helping yourself.

  6. A poll result labor must still be embarrassed about. Good old greens helped them out, you know their bitter enemies. It would be great to have enemies like that.

    • Nice try again Greg but no prize, I’m betting the Liberal party was a whole lot more embarrassed about their abysmal performance at the last election than Labor, who is it again that’s in MAJORITY Govt?


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