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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 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. 

Richmond candidates 2022: The Nationals – Kimberly Hone

Kimberly Hone lives in the Tweed Shire and is running as a candidate for The Nationals in the federal seat of Richmond.

Gameau’s Regenerating Australia screens May 20

Regenerating Australia, by Damon Gameau, is a short film that looks back at the next ten years from the eve of 2029 and recounts all of the actions we have taken on climate change and ecological degradation.

The Richmond conundrum

The forthcoming federal election presents the Richmond electorate as an interesting conundrum. I do not believe the current leaders...

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.

Fighting food waste

Did you know that wasting food is a greater contributor (6 per cent) to total greenhouse gas emissions than...

Property in Focus

FNBB-545-LilliPilliPrivate Family Retreat In Lilli Pilli

33 Lilli Pilli Drive, Byron Bay


Perfectly positioned in popular Lilli Pilli, this attractive home on a huge 1079m2 block is ideal for those seeking space, privacy and an indoor/outdoor lifestyle.

The home is set over 2 levels with spotted gum flooring and quality finishes throughout.

An open plan kitchen, dining and lounge flows through to an expansive wrap around, covered deck which is ideal for entertaining. The kitchen is stunning with solid Blackbutt bench tops and a top of the range ILEV oven and gas cook top.

The ground floor also hosts 2 bedrooms, a study, stylish bathroom with Travertine tiles, a lovely sunroom plus a rumpus room.

The upper level comprises a luxe main bedroom with an ensuite, WIR and a private balcony overlooking the beautifully manicured leafy grounds.

Located within walking distance to Tallow Beach, schools, the Roadhouse Cafe and a short drive to Byron Bay's town centre, this area offers the best of both worlds!

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Open: By Appointment
Details: Interest Over $890,000
Enquiries: Paul Banister 0438 856 552


FNBB-545-TamarindGreat Value! 3 Bedroom Home In Byron Hills Chase

10 Tamarind Court, Suffolk Park


Superbly positioned in a quiet cul-de-sac, this is your opportunity to buy into the popular Byron Hills which is family orientated and walking distance to Tallow Beach, Golf Club, park, lake and local Baz and Shaz store.

This elevated brick and tile home offers 3 bedrooms (2 with built in robes, main with walk in robe), bathroom with bath and separate shower, separate W/C and laundry.

There is an open plan kitchen, meals and living area which has access onto a fantastic undercover deck. Outside comprises of an easy care fenced backyard with a garden shed, second smaller shed and a single carport.

This property would make a brilliant first home or investment. Please call or email us today as properties in this price range are rare and not lasting long!

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Open: By Appointment
Details: Interest over $655,000
Enquiries: Paul Banister 0438 856 552


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.