19.8 C
Byron Shire
March 8, 2021
Home Elections Federal election 2019

Federal election 2019

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.

Last day to register to vote

Are you worried about the future? Do you care what happens to the world? If the answer is yes and you’re not registered to vote then today is your last chance to register before the federal election.

Labor v the coalition on climate change

Private polling carried out for both Labor and the Liberals, as well as environmental groups, shows climate change is a major concern for voters.

Children approached by stranger in Murwillumbah

Police say a Queensland man has been charged following two alleged child approaches in Murwillumbah today.

Police exchange gun fire at Dunoon – man arrested

At a media conference outside the Lismore police station this morning, Acting Superintendent Susan Johnston, Commander, Richmond Police Area Command, said that a man has been charged over an incident at Dunoon last night.

Byron carjacker and stolen vehicle still not found

Police say that a man carjacked a 17-year-old in Byron Bay just before midnight on Friday.

Man arrested after shots fired in Dunoon

A police report says a 63-year-old man man has been arrested following multiple public place shots fired overnight.