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May 20, 2022

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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.

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Coalition policy

It should be obvious to everyone by now that the Coalition’s insistence that ‘technology’ will drag us across the...

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.

It’s (beyond) time

Seventy-three per cent of respondents to a recent ABC Vote Compass question on whether the constitution should be amended...

What happens after two years?

The recent floods have left many people homeless. Trying to address this problem, local councils have waived some of...

Interviews with Richmond candidates 2022: Liberal Democrats Party candidate Gary Briggs

Gary Biggs lives in the Tweed Shire and owns a small business. He is running as a candidate for the Liberal Democrats Party in the federal seat of Richmond.

Mandy for Richmond: ‘I’m there to break things’

I am deeply curious about whether Mandy Nolan can unseat Labor’s Justine Elliot and win Richmond for the Greens in Saturday’s election.

Property in Focus

Magenta Rose On Kingsley Lane

62 Kingsley Lane, Byron Bay


Positioned in the “Golden Grid” or known by locals as “the old part of town”, this is arguably Byron Bay’s most tightly held precinct.

“Magenta Rose” is a master built home where the woodwork and timbers used throughout the property have been finished to the highest level creating a stylish, warm and inviting environment.

Built over 2 levels, the clever thought in designing the floorplan allows the owner to reside in the home while guests or family members can have their own private spaces on either level. Alternatively the whole property can be used and enjoyed as one complete home.

Downstairs is extremely versatile with the use of a retractable operable wall with remote stacking bay. French doors flow out to the garden entertaining areas. The upper level boasts ocean glimpses and views to the hinterland and Mt Warning where stunning sunsets can be enjoyed on the extensive verandah.

The location speaks for itself being only moments’ walk to everything yet quiet and peaceful.

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Open: By appointment
Details: Interest Over $1,895,000
Enquiries: Helen Huntly-Barratt 0412 332 232


Premium Quality Home In Prime CBD Location

2 Fletcher Lane, Byron Bay


Situated in a quiet laneway in the heart of Byron Bay, this classic beach style home is a hidden gem offering luxurious yet relaxed accommodation.

Also known as “Byron Bathers” which is an elegant purpose built Bed and Breakfast approved by Byron Council with a 100% rating on Trip Advisor.

Downstairs comprises 3 king bedrooms all with ensuites, 2 with spa baths. Each room has its own private courtyard and direct access to a kitchenette.

Upstairs one can enjoy an enormous open plan living space complete with a gourmet kitchen and multiple entertaining balconies. Along with a sumptuous main bedroom suite, there is a 5th optional bedroom or games room.

Quality hardwood timber floors, A/C and high ceilings feature throughout. Purpose built to commercial standards, the quality is second to none. Professionally landscaped gardens and stylish outdoor living areas are completed with an inviting swimming pool.

This is an outstanding location and the value of this position for a residential lifestyle plus the choice of enjoying an income by running your own business is unbeatable!

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Open: By Appointment
Details: Interest Over $2,595,000
Enquiries: Helen Huntly-Barratt 0412 332 232


The protest vote

Uncanny that in this federal election, in Richmond as elsewhere, the freedom/protest vote parties just about all preference the National or Liberal candidate. To...

Inflated Scomo

During his term, Scomo made plenty of decisions that helped lead us to the inflation we face today. When he says we should not...

Our sitting member

The sitting member for Richmond, Labor’s Justine Elliott, is aptly named because, as far as I have seen, that’s all she’s done for the...

Bittersweet announcement about koalas

Bitter in its necessity and sweet in the action it might prompt, it has been announced today that koalas have been listed as Endangered under the Biodiversity Conservation Act.