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Byron Shire
December 4, 2021
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Apocalyptic Election Juggernaut Edition

The Echo’s front cover last week went down somewhat better than the election results for many and we’ve had plenty of questions about the...

I can’t vote – so can you vote for me?

As you probably know, there is a federal election coming up tomorrow. As a young person, I can see the world crashing down around us but I cannot vote, so essentially, I am powerless.

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...

COVID update December 3: One new case and advice for international travellers

One new case of COVID-19 was reported for Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) in the 24 hours to 8pm 2 December. Northern NSW Local...

Last mayoral candidates Q and A: are you a landlord?

Here at The Echo we have seen and heard the word ‘housing’ come up time and again throughout the local government election campaign period, whether it’s from candidates or other voters.

On the ground work assists evicted women 

We know the region has some of the highest rents, and highest housing costs in Australia. We all know that this has virtually eliminated affordable housing. We hear the stories of women and children being evicted, of couch surfing and living in cars.

What do the Tweed Council candidates stand for?

The final day of voting for your local Tweed Shire Councill candidates is Saturday 4 December at a venue near you.