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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...

Ballina Shire Council meeting wrap-up

The last Ballina meeting was another bruising encounter for some councillors, though there were several unanimous decisions too.

Storylines: Uluru Statement from the Heart

The 'Uluru Statement from the Heart' seeks constitutional reform to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to have a say and be involved over matters that impact their lives.

‘Groundhog Day’ shifts Splendour to November

Splendour in the Grass 2021 organisers say that Groundhog Day jokes aside, the festival will be rescheduled for a late spring edition, from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 November.

Lennox Rise development clears another hurdle

The massive new residential development planned west of Epiq in Lennox Head continued its progress towards becoming reality at the last Ballina Shire Council meeting.