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May 25, 2022

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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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Our sitting member

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

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.

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.

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. 

NSW councils call for social, affordable housing

With ‘Intergenerational inequality growing dramatically’, the peak body representing NSW councils has issued an open letter to all federal election candidates, calling on them to commit to a four-point housing plan.

Historic sex assault and abduction – alleged offender charged

NSW Police say a man will spend the weekend in the lock-up after being refused bail today in Grafton following an investigation into the alleged historical sexual assault of a woman in Byron Bay more than 20 years ago.

Property in Focus


256 Main Arm Road, Mullumbimby


Here is a rare opportunity to purchase 100 acres of prime rural land only moments to the centre of Mullumbimby. The property offers numerous lifestyle opportunities and has been in the same family for the last 40 years.

Features include;
­- 100 acres
- Large solid 3 bedroom + study home with renovated kitchen
- Expansive out buildings
­- Huge machinery shed
­- Operating as a cattle farm for over 40 years
­- Fully fenced
­- Bore water
­- Two street frontages
­- Potential future development site (STCA)
­- Level walk/ride to the centre of Mullumbimby
­- Surrounded by large farmland
­- One owner in the last 40 years
­- Beautiful rural outlook, clean country air

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Open: Thursday and Saturday 1.00 – 1.30pm
Details: $1,395,000
Enquiries: Tara Torkkola 0423 519 698, Paul Prior 0418 324 297


3 Lots Sold, Only 3 Remaining!

113-115 Broken Head Road, Suffolk Park

Land Starting From $370,000. Lots 4, 5 and 6 available for sale.

First National is excited to present to the market an exclusive opportunity to purchase land in a magnificent Suffolk Park location.

With the build price from $350,000, this is the most affordable house/land package so close to Byron Bay town centre.

Enjoying total privacy and surrounded by lush native rainforest, there are 4 lots available set within walking distance to Tallow Beach and the renowned Byron @ Byron Resort and Spa which boasts an award winning restaurant and luxurious spa and gym memberships are available.

Each allotment comes with DA approval to build stunning architecturally designed homes, details below.

With very few lots available in our town, “Retreat At Byron” is a highly desirable location where all life’s pleasures await you.

Or for investors the property has a fantastic rental income potential with a market rental appraisal of $820 - $900 per week.

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Open: By Appointment
Starting From $370,000. Build prices available.
Enquiries: Tara Torkkola 0423 519 698, James Young 0419 856 840


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.