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Richmond Electorate

Elliot holds onto Richmond

Despite a certain change of government after today's federal election, sitting Richmond MP Justine Elliot has held onto her seat.

A spokesman for Richmond MP Justine Elliot says they have been encouraged by the results so far which are 'looking positive'. Mrs Elliot, who...

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.

Fraser accuses ALP of ‘media control’

Nationals Richmond MP Matthew Fraser falsely accused sitting member Justine Elliot of controlling local media at last night’s Richmond candidates forum, to the disgust of many in the audience.

Richmond candidates face off

Five of the six candidates for the seat of Richmond faced-off at the final meet-the-candidates forum at a combined Tweed business chamber breakfast at Kingscliff yesterday.

Fraser ‘conflicted on CSG’

Only three of the six candidates standing in the Richmond electorate bothered to respond to a survey of attitudes towards coal seam gas. Local anti-CSG...

Abbott excesses unveiled

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

Richmond Candidate Profiles

  Labor: Justine Elliot - (age 46) - re-elected in 2013 Justine Elliot MP was re-elected in 2013, and has held the seat of Richmond since...

Candidates fail social issues test

A number of candidates at Tuesday night’s Richmond electorate forum could not commit their parties on a range of social issues – and at least one candidate got his party’s policy on an important issue wrong.

Fraser’s CSG logic questioned

Anti-coal seam gas group Lock the Tweed has taken the Nationals candidate for the seat of Richmond, Matthew Fraser, to task over his repeated comments that ‘there is no CSG in Richmond’.

Nats man profits from fast food

Letter to the Editor: Why would any sensible person vote for the Nationals’ Matthew Fraser to represent our best interests as the federal member for Richmond? Matthew makes his money from selling fast food, even as the costs of obesity-related illnesses to Australia's national health budget are skyrocketing.

Greens and balance of power

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

Vote for Abbott, get Murdoch

Letter to the Editor: Vote for Abbott in the election and get Murdoch

Come the election, give a Gonski

Letter to the Editor: Come the election, give a Gonski

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...

Parties rorting the system, situation normal

David Lovejoy goes postal on the candidates’ mail chicanery Two brochures came to my house in the post last week. They both appeared to come...

Byron Wildlife Hospital’s DA up for public comment

A development application for the mobile Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is now before the public.

Tweed Council staff’s delegated powers debated

The question of what staff and councillors get to decide in relation to development applications was raised by Tweed Councillor Ron Cooper at the last Tweed Shire Council meeting.

Supporting independent news or making fat cats fatter?

The recent skirmish between Facebook and the government is hard to miss, even if you rely on Facebook for your news. But what does it all mean?

Koala groups lobby Tweed MP Geoff Provest for action

Local koala groups have been taking action to protect NSW koalas by meeting with Tweed State Member of Parliament, Geoff Provest seeking his support for action on koala protections and asking him not to support the koala killing legislation his government are putting forward.