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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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Give up your fire

Mandy Nolan’s article (4 May) suggesting (among other things) we try to avoid heating to reduce emissions is sensible.  A...

Pension protector?

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

Review of community response called for as challenges recognised

Local community members stepped forward to help coordinate and respond to the disaster; from people getting into boats and kayaks recusing strangers in Lismore to coordinating local response hubs in the hinterland and local towns. But it wasn't all a bed of roses.

AEC says COVID voters can phone from home

The AEC says that voters who have recently tested positive for COVID-19 will be able to phone in their vote in the federal election.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Another Day in Hope Purgatory

Politics is a phenomenal experience. To work harder than you thought possible, to put yourself so absolutely in the public domain full of hope and belief. Then to ask for judgement. It’s high stakes. A kind of ethical and philosophical extreme sport.

Richmond candidates 2022: incumbent Labor, Justine Elliot

Justine Elliot is the incumbent member for the seat of Richmond. She has held the seat since 2004, representing Labor and winning six elections.

Suffolk’s Most Affordable, Freestanding Beachfront Home!

35 Alcorn Street, Suffolk Park

This beach house is positioned right on Suffolk Park Beach where surfing, fishing and swimming are right at your doorstep.

The weatherboard property has a multi-level floor plan. There is an open plan kitchen, dining and family room that opens out to a timber deck which overlooks the beach reserve at the back. This beach reserve offers direct access to the beach.

On the upstairs level there is the main bedroom which has a walk through robe and an ensuite plus an office. Off this main bedroom there is private balcony overlooking the reserve.

There is a large self-contained area for guests with its own access and includes a bedroom with an ensuite and living area. Bedrooms 3 and 4 enjoy an extra loft room.

This is the best buy in Suffolk and will be sold fully furnished.

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AUCTION: THIS SATURDAY, 6 December 11am – Onsite
Open: Saturday, 6 December 10.30 – 11.00am

Enquires: Helen Huntly-Barratt 0412 332 232


Solid & Sunny Family Home on 5 Acres

231 Goremans Road, Eureka

This neat and solid home enjoys access to the town water supply (plus water storage of approx 42,000L) and has a lovely garden outlook.

The property has been built high on the block and there is extra space to add a studio or pool. The gardens are established and feature native trees, shrubs, fruit trees and vegetable beds.

This large brick residence features 2 separate living areas and all bedrooms have BIR’s, the main has an ensuite with spa.

The remote double garage has internal access and there is also a workshop or office space at this end of the property.

There is a big shed which can accommodate the caravan or boat and a “home made” studio which could be ideal as a teenagers retreat or guest accommodation.

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Open: By Appointment
Details: Interest Over $699,000  
Enquires: Helen Huntly-Barratt 0412 332 232 


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.