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Trend bucked, again

Congratulations Rupert Murdoch, Alan Jones, Gina Rinehart and their army of developers, bureaucrats and sycophants who were re-elected to rule over NSW last Saturday.

Koalas, energy, Murray-Darling – how do the parties stack up?

The Nature Conservation have given the three major parties running in the NSW election a quick report card on the major issues that their constituents are most concerned about and the Liberal Party are not happy.

Sustainable Australia calls to redefine the norm

Those who have read the 2017 book Game of Mates may be interested to know that one of its authors, Cameron Murray, is running as a QLD Senate candidate for the Sustainable Australia Party.

Editorial: Let’s all hold our noses and vote

The Party Animals (oops, the Animal Justice Party) candidate Cathy Blasonato admitted at the meet the candidates forum on Monday that she didn’t really want to get elected.

Ballina Nationals candidate fails to reply to resident survey

All state candidates have replied to detailed yes or no questions regarding local planning issues except Ben Franklin (Nationals).

Let’s delve into the last eight years of the NSW Coalition’s reign

Many political actors rely on voters to forget their terrible past by distracting them with rapid-fire pork barreling and non-binding pledges just prior to an election. With that in mind, the following is a potted history of The Echo’s reporting since Liberal Mike Baird was elected premier in 2011.

Early voters are taking the plunge

If you want to vote early then tomorrow is you last chance to take advantage of the early voting that has been available over...

Minimising harm from drugs – and pollies

From the injustice of the random drug testing (RDT) to the Liberal/National state government’s obsession with ensuring people die at festivals by refusing sensible and proven pill and drug testing, the current state elections have brought a focus on the draconian and outdated attitudes of the current government towards drugs.

NSW 2019 Tweed candidates

As Saturday draws ever closer and we sharpen our little tiny pencils, it’s important to remember that your votes count, and you need to know who you’re voting for –  then it will all be over and we wait to see what fate and vote and given us.

NSW 2019 Lismore candidates

As Saturday draws ever closer and we sharpen our little tiny pencils, it’s important to remember that your votes count, and you need to know who you’re voting for –  then it will all be over and we wait to see what fate and vote and given us.

Jeremy giving the big ‘L’ the thumbs up

Having moved on from the Greens, Independent MP Jeremy Buckingham launched Group L in Byron Bay yesterday.

What will Ballina candidates do for your vote?

While the party animals (I mean the Animal Welfare League) candidate Cathy Blastonata admitted that she didn’t really want to get elected most of candidates for the seat of Ballina were able to deliver a clear message of their priorities at last nights Meet the Candidates in Byron.

Bentley farmer cuts up Nationals membership card

A Bentley farmer who says she has had enough of the National party, is cutting up her voting card, and her membership, in disgust over the party's policies.

Two new candidates join Ballina race

Voters in the Ballina electorate now have six candidates to choose from in the upcoming NSW election, with Keep Sydney Open and Sustainable Australia parties registering candidates late in the race.

NSW state election 2019

Voters in the Ballina electorate (Byron and Ballina Council areas) have six candidates to choose from. In order of the ballot and the above...

NSW 2019 Ballina candidate policies

Echonetdaily has contacted all of the candidates for Ballina in the upcoming NSW election and have compiled their policies on a range of important issues.

NSW 2019 Ballina candidate profiles

In order of the ballot, the Ballina candidates are: Keep Sydney Open’s James Wright Thirty-six-year old year old radio broadcaster, filmmaker, futurist and father of three,...

Ballina candidates’ preferences – where do they flow?

Elections in the Ballina electorate have been so close in the past that the preferences have often determined outcomes in the Legislative Assembly, or lower house. 

Can Labor win back Tweed?

It seems like ancient history now but a seat often referred to as National Party heartland was held by Labor in the early years of this century. The question is, can they win it back in 2019?

What are you asking for from your NSW state candidates?

In less than two weeks our vote in the NSW state election could really cement lasting, positive change in the region, according to COREM co-founder and project manager Dave Rawlins.

Happiness

Mick woke up this morning to a great epiphany. So, we’ve decided to forget all our activism, we’re going to join the Hillsong Church,...

Boat people we are

We here in this country, now called Australia, need to be reminded that we started off as ‘boat people’. The First Fleet arrived (including my...

Israel and Palestine

As an apologist for Israel, Michael Burd (Letters, 12 January) conveniently ignores the harsh truth of Israel’s brutal oppression, while claiming there are two...

Greens Mandy Nolan to hold community forum in support of nurses and paramedics

Locally and across the state nurses, and paramedics are struggling in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as they are being asked to do double shifts and manage effectively in health system that is struggling to cope. This has led to an increasing number of nurses and paramedics resigning.