The next federal government must address the youth unemployment crisis in the Page electorate, which has left 21.6 per cent of young people out of work, according to the Australian Council of Trade Unions.
NSW independent candidate for the Senate Liam Munday has a vision for the future. The 32 year-old Brunswick Heads diver has turned his skills to politics in a heart-felt quest to promote the concept of Ubuntu.
That is the question Byron mayor Simon Richardson has posed after successive election promises have ignored the needs of the ‘Byron Bubble’ while funding big-ticket and, some might argue, less urgent projects in neighbouring shires.
Kingscliff property developer Gales Holgins is seeking to increase truck movements by bringing in fill from the M1 road works rather than using fill from the development site. But Kingscliff Ratepayers and Progress Association say that the impact on residents and business is too high a cost to pay.