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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.

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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.

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.


Morrison is the loose unit with the economy! Here’s some excerpts from a long, long list of corruption by...

New hinterland whiskey

Winding Road Distillery is based in Tintenbar, and early next week they are due to release their first single...

Cost of living and taxes

Why is there so much interest in stats and percentages? How does the average house price or rent translate...

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Insights from the campaign trail

The election is almost here. Hooray. It’s time we got down with Elvis Presley’s suggestion of ‘A little less conversation, a little more action, please.’ I’m a big fan of action. I’ve been at this for 14 months, and as a writer who holds the ear of the community each week I’ve been cognizant not to turn this into a hostage situation. For twenty years I’ve talked about politics and social issues and shared insights into my personal experiences, but this is one journey where I’ve had to keep you locked out. 

Property in Focus

25GordonMost Affordable House in Central Byron Bay

25 Gordon Street, Byron Bay


Here is an exciting opportunity to purchase in a sought after in-town position, just a few minutes level walk to Byron Bay’s CBD and Main Beach.

This recently refurbished original character beach house is located on a beautiful, elevated and private north facing block with low maintenance, established tropical gardens.

Drive in to the double remote controlled garage into the security, peace and privacy of this beautiful home.

With a classic palate of dark timber floorboards and crisp white walls, the cottage has 3 bedrooms upstairs with an extra sleep-out room. Some original features include beautiful timber floors and high ceilings.

Downstairs is the double garage, a large separate media room, laundry plus a huge platform space ideal for a music/art studio space or storage.

This is one of the most affordable homes in the central part of old Byron Bay and is ideal as a holiday home or convenient home in town.

Total peace, privacy and security amongst tropical established gardens.

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Open: Saturday, 3 October 12.00 – 12.30pm
Details: Interest Over $799,000
Enquiries: Su Reynolds 0428 888 660


An Original Suffolk Park Beach House

9 Armstrong Street, Suffolk Park



Set on 657m2 with an east facing large back yard and just a few minutes’ walk to Suffolk Park’s beautiful Tallow Beach is this large original family beach house with granny flat.

There is so much potential with this property. The 1st floor has an open plan living room with A/C which opens to the east to a veranda overlooking the back yard. The large main bedroom also opens to this veranda. The 2nd bedroom has an extra space ideal for a study.

Bedroom 3 forms part of an adjoining granny flat with another living room, bathroom and kitchenette.

The ground floor of this property has huge potential and possibilities. With 2 separate lockup garages plus a workshop area the size of another 2 garages with a bathroom.

A generous size front and backyard with bore water supply for the gardens.

Situated in a quiet area an easy walk to the beach, shops and tavern or a bike ride on the bike track to the centre of Byron Bay.

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Open: Saturday, 3 October 10.00 – 10.30am 
Details: Interest over $899,000
Enquiries: Su Reynolds 0428 888 660


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.

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...