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District of Lismore

Voters say no to trails without rails

Basil Cameron, Trains On Our Tracks (TOOT). Residents have sent a strong message to the Baird government: ‘hands off our tracks’.

Current politics and its addiction to fossil fuels

Sapoty Brook, Mullumbimby. OK, have you had your five minutes of celebration? Great, now let's get serious again. It is really unfortunate that the NSW government and their supporters are climate-ignorant.

Greens take Ballina, with Lismore likely

The NSW Greens have declared victory in Ballina and are also being tipped to take Lismore from the Nationals.

Coalition puts north coast biodiversity ‘under grave danger’

The north coast’s rich biodiversity is under grave threat from a shock announcement by the coalition just two days out of the election that if re-elected it will repeal the state’s major protection laws for threatened species and native vegetation.

Thomas George says he’s all for CSG

Bruce McQueen, Mt Burrell. 'I am all for CSG' are the exact words spoken by the National's Thomas George at meet the candidates night in Murwillumbah four years ago.

Greens tackle unemployment on the north coast

Tamara Smith, Adam Guise, Andrea Vickers and John Kaye for the NSW Greens. Greens NSW have announced a fully-funded $165 million local infrastructure program for the Richmond-Tweed region.

ALP makes $247m pledge to upgrade region’s roads

Northern rivers councils would have access to $247 million to upgrade roads if the Labor party wins Saturday’s election, deputy Opposition leader Linda Burney promised in Lismore this morning.

Nannas tell NSW Labor leader ‘we are watching you’

Knitting Nannas had a simple message for NSW Labor leader Luke Foley this morning when he visited the site of the Bentley blockade just outside Lismore. ‘Do the wrong thing and we’ll be watching you’.

Isaac Smith Labor candidate for Lismore

'Isaac Smith has always fought against CSG mining. 'Unlike Thomas George, Isaac Smith has been fighting to stop CSG mining since the movement began in...

Labor backs unsung heroes of animal of protection

Lorraine Vass, president Friends of the Koala. I know political promises are cheap a couple of weeks out from an election, but what a breath of fresh air to have a NSW political party acknowledge the work of voluntary wildlife carers and to recognise that government has a fiscal responsibility in meeting some of the costs of voluntary wildlife rehabilitation.

District of Lismore overview and candidate profiles

Collected on this page are key Echonetdaily articles for the electoral district of Lismore including an overview of the electorate and profiles for all candidates.

NSW Landcare in crisis: Greens

Landcare is in crisis in NSW as successive Labor and Liberal/National governments have cut support to local groups, according to Greens candidate for Lismore, Adam Guise.

Metgasco merger deal collapses as CSG ban urged

Troubled north coast coal-seam-gas (CSG) miner Metgasco suffered another setback this week with the collapse of a proposed merger with oil explorer Elk Petroleum.

Qld Labor in government a different story

Christopher Macfarlane, Ocean Shores. I am stunned and appalled that after just 25 days in government, the Labor Party has announced a deal with coal billionaires Adani to dredge and expand the Abbot Point coal port in the Great Barrier Reef.

Greens, Labor unite to oppose poles and wires sell-off

Increasing opposition to the Baird government's controversial electricity privatisation plans has prompted a preference deal between Labor and the Greens in Nationals-held seats, including Ballina, Lismore and Tweed.

TAFE cuts slammed as Greens promise $1 billion

TAFE teachers and students joined Greens NSW MP John Kaye and Lismore candidate Adam Guise outside Lismore TAFE today to talk about how the Greens’ new plan to 'fund TAFE first' would benefit communities in the region.

Farmers dump manure on Nationals’ gas plan

A contingent of northern rivers farmers has delivered bags of manure to the office of Lismore MP Thomas George, and are now on their way to Nationals campaign office in Ballina.

Coalition promises $180m for Lismore hospital

The NSW government has promised $180 million to finish the upgrade of the Lismore Base Hospital, and $120,000 to increase car parking at the Murwillumbah hospital. The funding is contingent on the Liberal/Nationals coalition being re-elected.

Remember koalas when you vote

Jimmy Malecki, Coraki. This election campaign is shaping up on the north coast and is fantastic at raising the issue of the communities' wishes to keep the northern rivers gasfield free.

Reject poles and wires selloff, Qld premier tells Tweed

New Queensland premier and Labor hero Annastacia Palaszczuk has urged Tweed voters to reject the Baird government’s controversial plan to sell off the state’s electricity assets, saying the move would backfire on the coalition as it did in Queensland.

Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some interest and also, I am...

‘The Great Reset’

Gary Opit, Wooyung I appreciated the letter by Lucas Wright (17 February) on the Great Reset conspiracy fantasy. With our privileged, western, simplistic understanding of...

Letting go

Mary McMorrow, Mullumbimby I respect the parents forgiving the drunk driver who killed their four children (one a cousin) as their way of dealing with...

Ministers misbehave

Keith Duncan, Pimlico Accusations of appalling behaviour by the Liberal Party in covering up misdeeds within its ranks just keep on keeping on. The last...