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Page candidate Q&A

Responses from five of the seven candidates for the May 18 election are as follows.

Editorial: Dear federal member of parliament

Despite pressures to the contrary, it is your role to represent your constituents not only locally but in how the country is being run.

Richmond candidate Q&A

Responses from five of the eight candidates for the May 18 election are as follows. There was no reply from Morgan Cox (Christian Democratic Party...

Kyogle does politics in Page

I’ve convened a few pre-election candidate forums in my time. The most memorable may be some years ago, in a place far away.

Labor commits $10m to expand Ballina Byron Gateway Airport

Ballina Shire Council are looking to upgrade the Ballina Byron Gateway Airport and are looking for support for their $10m application of government funding.

Lismore rally as international organisations call for local action

Cascading international reports calling for action on climate change and 'that nature is in dangerous decline and the species extinction rates are accelerating' are leading to local action including this Saturday's rally in Lismore by Gasfield Free Northern Rivers.

Lismore forum calls on government to ‘Raise the Rate’ of Newstart

Could you pay your rent and bills, buy food and try look for work or training on $40 a day? ACOSS are in Lismore on Friday and are asking you to join them at their forum to raise your voice for Raising the Rate of government support for job seekers on Newstart.

Federal Election 2019: a referendum on cannabis laws?

Mia Armitage Nimbin’s annual Mardi Grass festival seems appropriate for an Australian Hemp Party election campaign launch but to really get the point across, a...

Make your vote count for climate science

Running for the senate (upper house) are where many people are setting their sights as they look to influence government – ICAN is one group that is taking on the challenge of having a say in our future.

Cellophane ScoMo

Meg Pickup, Ballina Will the real Scott Morrison please reveal himself? The PM is somewhat like Amos, the disillusioned husband of accused murderess Roxie Hart, in...

Time for change in Page

Louise Somerville, Lismore If the past six years of a coalition Liberal National parties (LNP) government has taught us anything, it has taught us that it is...

Senate candidates for the federal 2019 election

Don’t let party names deceive, the long list of parties on offer for the upper house (senate) for the Federal election on May 18 are hard to navigate.

Kyogle: meet the candidates of Page

Interested in finding out more on who you can vote for and what they might represent at the upcoming federal election? If the answer is yes then get yourself to the candidates forum this Wednesday May 8 at the Kyogle Bowling Club from 6pm till 8pm.

Calling on you for climate change action

‘The government in the UK took on board this morning that we are in a climate emergency – they did this as a result of people power'... Now it is your chance to demand action from the Australian government.

Labor eyes Page in looming election battle

The battle for the seat of Page at the upcoming Federal election is shaping up as an intriguing one that will reveal much about the demographics and political landscape in Northern NSW.  

Getting it Together: Swivel gives us insight into the campaign so far

For a first-time party the Together Party has had an ‘exhilarating and exhausting’ campaign so far, said party founder, lawyer, and comedian Mark Swivel. 

Nannas interview Page MP job applicants

The Lismore chapter of KNAG – Knitting Nannas Against Gas (and greed) have been busily preparing for the election and are looking very carefully at all the job applicants for Page.

Who’s running in the seat of Richmond?

There are eight candidates for the federal electorate of Richmond, which covers the Byron, Ballina and Tweed shires. The seat has been held since 2004...

Who’s running in the seat of Page?

In the seat of Page seven candidates have put their hands in the air for your vote with an independent candidate running in the seat for the first time ever.

Roundup of lower house seats in the Northern Rivers

Considering the way the northern NSW electorates of Lismore and Ballina voted, many local voters were disappointed to see the Liberal/National coalition re-elected for four more years in the recent NSW election.

A win for the roughy

The battle for the 'roughy had been a tough road for conservationists and hopefully this win will be the last fight.

Maybe Canberra needs a bit of distraction biff

Mick breathed in but his Cronulla Sharks football jersey struggled to contain his well-insulated six-pack and he held up his hand as he approached Bazza in the front bar of the Top Pub.

Council crews working hard to repair potholes

Tweed Shire Council road maintenance crews are out across the Tweed's road network repairing potholes and other damage caused by the recent prolonged rainfall and previous flood events.

Poor Pauline

Bob Vinnicombe, Sefton A lot of hypocrisy from Labor and The Greens about respect for women. Look at the treatment they dished out to Pauline...