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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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Elliot ecstatic about Albo and confident of a Richmond win

While her win in Richmond has not yet been confirmed, Justine Elliot is very happy about the overall result for Labor and a new government.

Recalcitrant dogs

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Will Morrison’s gas-led recovery delete the IPCC’s belief we need climate action now?

Most Australians know the news, or have had firsthand experiences themselves, of two years of floods, fires, coastal erosion, and storms, both here and overseas. In fact Australia has warmed on average by 1.44 ± 0.24 °C since national records began in 1910.

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. 

Richmond candidates 2022: Informed Medical Options Party candidate Monica Shepherd

Monica Shepherd is an organic naturopath based in Ocean Shores. She is running as a candidate for the Informed Medical Options Party in the federal seat of Richmond.

Our sitting member

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

Property in Focus

Family Living On 6.5 Picturesque Acres

29 Myocum Ridge Road, Myocum


This easy care and low maintenance property is situated only 12 minutes to Byron Bay and 7 minutes to Mullumbimby. It offers privacy and a beautiful country outlook.

The block itself is a gently sloping 6.5 acres with a spring and could be ideal for horses, hobbyists, those seeking small agricultural pursuits or a fantastic and safe environment for the family.

The double brick home is positioned on the high point of the land to make the most of the relaxing rural views. 

The home offers two spacious living rooms, a separate formal dining area plus an informal family meals space adjacent to the well-appointed kitchen. Sliding glass doors open from this space to a sunny paved outdoor entertaining area.

Some extra features include slate flooring, high 9ft ceilings and the property has been built to last. There is plenty of room to add value such as a pool and studio (STCA).

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Open: Saturday, 1 August 11.00 – 11.30am
Details: Interest Over $799,000
Enquiries: Helen Huntly-Barratt 0412 332 232


Private And Modern Duplex In Great Location

2/28 Belongil Crescent, Byron Bay


Situated in a highly popular and tightly held community, this corner duplex is a great investment or an excellent opportunity for first home buyers wanting to enter into the Byron Bay market.

Set on a 362m2 corner allotment with a lock up garage and no body corporate fees, this lovely home is light, modern and air-conditioned. 

A spacious living area flows through to the kitchen and dining which has access to a covered outdoor entertaining area and private north facing yard.

There are 2 bedrooms with built in robes, central bathroom with separate W/C and laundry.

This location provides a great lifestyle with the Sunrise Shops, Tavern and Belongil Beach all close by. Public transport is available and there is a cycle track into Byron Bay’s town centre.

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Open: Wednesday, 29 July 11.00 – 11.30am, Saturday, 1 August 10.00 – 10.30am
Details: Auction Onsite Saturday, 15 August
Enquiries: Helen Huntly-Barratt 0412 332 232, Luke Elwin 0421 375 635


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.