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Do you have an IF?

When 12-year-old Bea moves into her grandmother Margaret’s apartment in New York, while her father waits for heart surgery in the same hospital where her mother died of cancer years earlier, she chafes against his playful antics, insisting she can handle the situation with maturity.

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Greens Councillor Dr Nola Firth is running for council again

Dr Nola Firth has announced that she is again running for Tweed Shire Council in the upcoming 14 September...

Byron council staff rescue injured seabird

Byron Shire Council staff say two rangers carrying out beach patrols helped rescue an injured seabird last week.

Winter cricket for over-45s gets underway with some big hitting

The inaugural Far North Coast over-45s winter cricket league got off to a great start with over 400 runs...

The Village Grocer is shutting down

The supermarket near the roundabout in Byron, formerly known as Five Star, Handimarket, Spar Express and more recently as...

Maive takes on illiteracy in the Northern Rivers

Lismore student Maive McKenzie will be a World Literacy Foundation Youth Ambassador for 2024 and will serve as a local advocate, aiming to increase education and community awareness about the importance of reading and writing and to lift literacy rates in Northern Rivers.  

Affordable housing

I’m wondering how long before the temporary emergency disaster relief housing project on Prince Street, Mullumbimby becomes permanent, or...

I congratulate Lismore’s Trinity College work experience student Bella Clay on her article (Echo, April 26), relating her family’s lived experience since the 2022 floods.

My heart goes out to Bella and so many of our community members severely impacted then and still today.

I agree with Bella that the Resilient Homes program needed to improve.

However, I need to set the record straight on funding for this project. No government, state or federal, has cut funding promised for Resilient Homes and Resilient Land programs.

Initially the Albanese federal government and Perrottet state government jointly committed $700 million for Resilient Homes. The Perrottet government committed another $100 million for the Resilient Lands project and the Minns Labor government later added another $100 million to Resilient Homes.

The former head of the Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation used the $1.5 billion figure in the media when talking about the projected cost of buybacks, retrofits and relocations – but no government, state or federal, promised that amount.

Meanwhile, I remain united with my fellow Northern Rivers MPs and local mayors in pushing for further funding.

Janelle Saffin MP

NSW Parliamentary Secretary for Disaster Recovery

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