20.2 C
Byron Shire
October 27, 2021
Home Tags Federal Budget 2014

Latest News

Concerns raised over the impact of opening up to tourists

The North Coast has seen a significant rise in vaccination however, spokesperson for the Cross Border Task Force and Tweed Shire Mayor Chris Cherry has told The Echo that there are significant concerns over the impacts as people start arriving from Sydney.

Other News

Mary’s Place receives welcome boost in Ballina

One of the major recipients of Ballina RSL's latest round of ClubGRANTS is Mary's Place, a drop-in centre and support service for homeless people and travellers in the area, supported by Vinnies.

Byron Bay – Main Beach’s future tabled

The range of options for protecting Byron’s Main Beach look set to be narrowed to three, after the community had its say on the crucial shoreline project.

Big Rob: ‘no comment’

The 2021 NSW Local Government elections will be held on Saturday, 04 December, 2021. Candidates have until noon on Wednesday, November 3 to register with the NSW Electoral Commission.

Charges laid after police pursuit at Murwillumbah

Officers from Tweed/Byron Police District have been investigating several incidents of stolen motor vehicles from within the Kingscliff area over the past month.

Ben Smith leaving Ballina Council

The unique contributions of current Deputy Mayor Ben Smith to Ballina Shire Council are coming to an end, as he's decided to hang up his councillor hat after thirteen years, and not contest the December election.

Christian fundamentals

Robin Harrison’s letter (13 October) made me realise how Christian fundamentals are little known, yet so freely referred to....

Stories about "Federal Budget 2014":

Community legal centres face closure after federal cutbacks

Community legal services across the north coast will cease providing vital support services in July following savage budget cuts from the federal government unless they are reverse in the upcoming May budget.

The rich piddling on the poor

Colin Cook, Bangalow. Three of the four professors of economics on the ABC’s Q&A declared that Australia does not / did not have a budget emergency – and the fourth professor could not find a good word for the Hockey budget.

Liberal budget claims misleading

Garth Luke, Mullumbimby. Tim Harrington says that the previous government wasted hundreds of billions of dollars but doesn't provide any evidence for this statement. Just because Liberal supporters repeat this claim does not make it true.

Fraudulent theory

David Gilet, Byron Bay. The federal budget is based on the trickle-down theory of economics – whereby the rich are stimulated by tax cuts and other concessions in the hope that they will increase spending and thus ultimately advantage those less well off.

Increasing economic inequality

Boyd Kellner, Newrybar. Today Britain still bears the Thatcher legacy and irrespective of whoever is in government, all are wedded to the neoliberal economic, political agenda: privatisation of public assets and further deregulation.

Elliot responsible for unfair budget

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head. Justine Elliot needs to come to grips with the acceptance that the hundreds of billions of dollars absolutely wasted by her and her fellow former government members over a six year period from 2007 to 2013 have created the budget problems that necessitated expenditure cutbacks.

Soap Box #148: Bludgeoned by the Budget

Mandy farewells that true blue Aussie, that fallen comrade in Tony Abbott's Australia - A Fair Go.

Labor will fight the National Party’s unfair budget

Justine Elliot, Member for Richmond.This week in the Federal Parliament National Party members voted to cut age pensions, disability support pensions, veterans’ pensions and carer payments. The National Party also voted to increase petrol prices with their unfair petrol tax.

Councils support Tweed motion to continue concessions

This week's national conference of local governments has adopted an urgent motion from Tweed Shire Council urging the federal government to abandon plans to scrap rates concessions for pensioners and Seniors Card holders.

From D Day to B Day for Tony

Could Tony Abbott seriously be considering following in Gough Whitlam's footsteps and calling a double dissolution to pass his budget bills? Mungo MacCallum considers what might happen if he did.

Should the Northern Rivers be opening up to mines?

The question of whether or not mining should be allowed in the Northern Rivers has once again been raised and the issue is being brought to the table in the NSW Parliament.

Paid parking review on the table for Byron Shire Council

Touted as their ‘first detailed policy position ahead of the Council elections’, the Byron Independents have announced their plans to expand pay parking in ‘other towns’ like Brunswick Heads and Mullumbimby.

Community sport warms up as restrictions recede

Amid the uncertainty of COVID-19 and the winding back of public health restrictions, summer sporting codes are doing what they can to get their season underway.

Freedoms and rights

Whilst I agree with most of Adrian Gattenhoff’s assertions in Letters (13 October: Perrotet and Opus Dei) I urge him not to be fooled...