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May 23, 2022

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Australian politics transformed

Following an election like no other, Australia looks set to change course on climate and corruption, with the Coalition's Scott Morrison being prised from office and Anthony Albanese about to form a new Labor government with the support of Greens and teal independents.

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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.

Inflated Scomo

During his term, Scomo made plenty of decisions that helped lead us to the inflation we face today. When...

Everyone reads The Echo

The Echo loves your letters and is proud to provide a community forum on the issues that matter most to our readers and the people of the NSW north coast. So don't be a passive reader, send us your epistles.

Saffin seeks $7.5 million for Lismore townhouse developments

Lismore MP Janelle Saffin has made a special request to the NSW Government for $7.5 million to enable two townhouse developments in East Lismore and Goonellabah, which she says would add 66 flood-free, affordable units to the city’s housing stock.

A positive change for Bruns River

With the floods still on the mind of those impacted in the Shire’s north, a local charity and its partners have launched an interactive online map of the Brunswick River to raise awareness and hopefully bring it back to full health.

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.

Property in Focus


Stunning Contemporary Home In The Heart Of Bangalow

11 Campbell Street, Bangalow

With a style fitting of the pages of a home magazine, this ultra-modern home offers a multi-level floor plan, complete privacy, elevated treed views and yet only a short walk to Bangalow's Main Street with an array of quality cafés, restaurants and school.

Features include:

  • 3 spacious bedrooms, 2 with access to balcony
  • Study/dressing room off main bedroom
  • Large separate rumpus/media room or 4th bedroom
  • Large quality kitchen with stone benches, loads of storage and integrated European appliances
  • Kitchen and living room overlooks the pool
  • Well designed European laundry off kitchen
  • Feature ethanol fireplace in living room
  • Beautiful bathroom with floor to ceiling tiles, double sinks, freestanding bath and heated towel rail. Separate powder room.
  • Off street parking for 2 cars
  • Masses of storage throughout the entire home
  • Heated resort style pool and outdoor entertaining spaces
  • 100% private landscaped garden
  • Solar hot water
  • Private outdoor shower

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Open: Saturday, 2 May 11.00 – 11.30am
Details: Auction Onsite 16 May 1.00pm
This property will be sold on or before auction.
Enquiries: Su Reynolds 0428 888 660

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One of the last remaining beachside lots!

2 Marattia Place, Suffolk Park

When you are on this 704m2 level corner lot with a north east aspect, it is unmistakable just how close to the beach you are. This open land enjoys uninterrupted natural light and you can hear the sounds of the ocean.

This land is ready to build on with many of the preliminary investigations done by the current owner.

With new homes commanding a premium price particularly in areas this close to the beach, this property presents an opportunity to build your dream home. With the extremely strong real estate market in beachside Suffolk Park this could also be an opportunity to build, sell and enjoy the profit!

The property is Torren's Title meaning no fees or restrictions.

Just 300m to Tallow Beach, a quick stroll to the shops and tavern and a bike track along the beach to schools and the centre of Byron Bay.

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Open: By Appointment
Details: Auction Onsite 23 May 3.00pm
Enquiries: Su Reynolds 0428 888 660

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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.

A gold star campaign and a result full of hope

It’s not surprising that Mandy Nolan got so many primary votes at Saturday’s election for the seat of Richmond – her campaign has been relentless and her volunteers all stellar.

Tibetan anniversary

May 23  marks 71 years since the Chinese Communist Party and the People's Liberation Army invaded and commenced  the ‘Liberation of Tibet’. In the first...

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.