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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...

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.

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.  

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 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.

Plibersek comes to town with a flood of promises

While we here suffer through the driest start to the year on record, the timing of Labor's announcement to build a centre of excellence around flood resilience at Southern Cross University may seem somewhat ironic.

Election no CSG mandate

Chris Anderson, Byron Bay. Though hardly surprised to read yet another tiresome anti-Green rant by John Vaughan, his take on the facts cannot go unchallenged.

CSG a ‘social licence’?

Election results from a CSG mandate perspective and the so called required 'social licence' to harvest CSG was very interesting. The 9 September APPEA media...

Australia votes – live blog

[10.15] Tony Abbott has claimed victory: 'The government of Australia has changed for just the seventh time since 2001 and the Labor Party's vote is at its lowest level in more than 100 years.'

Coalition set to slash regional funding

Nationals leader Warren Truss has confirmed that, if elected, the coalition will abolish the $2.5 billion Regional Development Australia Fund, slashing the money available for regional development projects by almost two thirds.

Abbott excesses unveiled

Right now we are facing the excesses of Tony Abbott and his Liberal party controlling both houses of Parliament.

Threatened frog in path of loggers

The vulnerable Marbled Frogmouth has been further endangered by recent logging in Koreelah State Forest, according to a local conservation group, and if the loggers continue on their path the endangered Fleay’s Barred Frog will be next.

ALP pledges cash for teeth

As the federal election campaign moves towards the pointy end, and with Labor’s fortunes sliding at the polls, Page MP Janelle Saffin yesterday promised...

Page Candidate Profiles – 2013 Election

  Labor: Janelle Saffin (age 58) Born and bred in Ipswich, QLD, Janelle has lived in Lismore for 35 years. She left school at 13 and worked...

Page candidates grilled at election forum

A panel of hopeful candidates for Page faced a full house of engaged voters at Echonetdaily's forum last night, many of them under 30.

Meet the Page candidates

Page voters are invited to meet your local candidates at a special event sponsored by Echonetdaily tonight (Thursday 29 August). The Page pre-election forum has...

DisabilityCare rollout unveiled

Minister for disability reform Jenny Macklin has announced our region will be among the first to benefit from the ALP's DisabiltyCare scheme.

Greens and balance of power

Letter to the editor: Greens and the balance of power in the Federal Election

Feds ‘have power to act’ on CSG

Federal local ALP members Justine Elliot and Janelle Saffin will today pose for a media shoot outside Lismore Post Office with a 12,000 strong petition they have collected to go to state parliament opposing coal seam gas mining in the northern rivers.

Meet the candidates at our forums

Echonetdaily and the Byron Shire Echo will each be sponsoring a meet-the-candidates forum in coming weeks. The Richmond forum, sponsored by the Byron Shire Echo...

Police arrest 32 in protests across the state

Police say they have prevented the mass gathering of people in various locations across NSW, arresting 32 people and issuing 265 Penalty Infringement Notices in a coordinated and mobile response to planned protest activity.

COVID update – sewage detection in East and South Lismore and Byron Bay

Northern NSW Local Health District is urging people in the Lismore City and Byron Bay areas to get tested for COVID-19, after fragments of the virus were detected in samples from the East Lismore, South Lismore and Byron Bay sewage treatment plants.

The old slouch hat

‘This is my favourite,’ we say espite the painfully obvious fact that we all, from time to time enjoy a wide variety of hats. Jon Summers, Suffolk Park

The year 2000

I must answer David Heilpern. Remember 2000, how the computers were all to fail on NYE? How could so many get it so wrong? Why...