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Comment – National Party encumbrance a problem for Liberals in NSW too

There is no shortage of NSW Liberal MPs out in the media warning they could be next to fall in the push from independent candidates that saw a massive shake up of politics in Australia last weekend. 

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Temporary Protection Visas

As part of their pre-election strategy, Ballina Region for Refugees (BR4R) has been working to raise awareness of the...

Kevin Hogan returns for Page

Though the coalition government he represents is now in opposition, National Party candidate for Page, Kevin Hogan, has been returned to his seat and yesterday he released a statement to all media.

Richmond candidates 2022: The Greens, Mandy Nolan

Mandy Nolan needs little introduction to most readers of The Echo, where she has a weekly column. She is a comedian and journalist running as a candidate for The Greens in the federal seat of Richmond.

Why I’m voting Greens 1 on Saturday

What exciting times we live in. Never has there been a better time to be politically engaged than now. This election is like no other. With the problems of the world bearing down on us, now is the time to make your voice heard.

Pension protector?

Powerful Protector of the Pension? Well, not exactly… ABC Fact Check has looked closely at claims made by local MP,...


I have been subscribing to The Echo since my daughter moved to Mullumbimby late last year and I visited...

Architect Designed Townhouse in Beachside Suffolk!

1/50 Armstrong Street, Suffolk Park

This is a sensational opportunity to purchase a modern townhouse in ever popular beachside Suffolk Park.

With beach access to Tallow’s across the road and great local shops and tavern a stroll away, the convenience and lifestyle this property offers is second to none.

Architecturally designed, east facing and set in complex of only 3 townhouses, the home is light, bright and well appointed. Downstairs an open plan kitchen/meals/dining zone flows through large glass sliding doors onto a private, sheltered patio and courtyard.

Upstairs are 3 very spacious bedrooms all with built in robes, the main features an ensuite. A central bathroom and separate W/C complete this level.

There is a double lock up garage and the easy care gardens.

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Open: By Appointment
Details: Interest Over $550,000
Enquires: Paul Banister 0438 856 552


Stylish Family Home For Sale In Suffolk Park

1 Jackwood Court, Suffolk Park

Brilliantly located in a popular and elevated street in Byron Hills, this great family home represents excellent value.

With a lovely north aspect, the home is light and bright throughout with floating timber floors, 3 bedrooms and a spacious open plan kitchen/meals/lounge.

The block is easy care and features a sunny courtyard and a single lock garage.

The location is so convenient with Suffolk Park shops, tavern and beautiful Tallow Beach only a stroll away.

A great property at a fantastic price! Don’t miss out, call us today!
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Open: By Appointment
Details: Interest Over $499,000  
Enquires: Paul Banister 0438 856 552


Up to five times the average rainfall during 2022 in some areas says BOM

The formal record of the extreme rainfall and flooding was released today by the Bureau of Meteorology with some areas of south-east Queensland and north-east New South Wales having five times their monthly average of rain. 

Recognising 50 years of police service

When John 'Jack' Keough moved to Byron Bay police station in 1982 there was still a station sheep that kept the grass down and goats still roamed Cape Byron. Sargent Keough began his career in policing in 1972 when he walked into the Redfern Academy to join the police force. 

The postal vote that never arrived

At 91, there are many things that you can no longer do, but one of the things you still can do is have your voice heard in an election – but not for at least one Byron Shire resident.

Vale big Jez, Mullum troubadour

The Mullumbimby community lost one of the founding fathers of its counter culture last Thursday, when Graham Chambers, better known as Jerry De Munga, passed away at his home with the love and care of wife Chrissy, family and close friends.