Nationals MLC and Ballina state election candidate Ben Franklin has responded to comments by Labor Lismore candidate Janelle Saffin that Labor will legislate lower power costs for consumers.
Labor candidate for Lismore, Janelle Saffin, says 'it’s a bit sad and a bit ironic' that NSW Attorney General Mark Speakman chose to make an announcement about the future of the Murwillumbah Courthouse outside the Lismore Court.
Labor candidate for the state seat of Lismore, Janelle Saffin, has challenged locals to come up with employment opportunities that could be funded by a $4 billion spending splurge.
Labor’s candidate for the state seat of Lismore, Janelle Saffin, has come out fighting, claiming her opponent’s party has left schools in Lismore millions of dollars out of pocket.
Nimbin's Rainbow Power Company has donated a solar oven to Timor-Leste as a Christmas gift.
At just 18 years-of-age, this election is the first time Kudra Falla-Ricketts has been eligible to vote. Like many first timers, Kudra was very happy to have a chance to have her say about how this country is run.
Lismore City Hall seemed an optimistic choice of venue for Tuesday night’s Page candidates’ forum, hosted by GetUp. But it was almost full, perhaps surprisingly given the state of roads after Saturday’s storms.
Activist group GetUp has accused the Coalition of gutting north coast hospital funding in the federal budget while Page Labor candidate Janelle Saffin said road funding has been slashed as well.
The state government has dismissed as a 'bureaucratic bungle' a CD it issued spruiking northern NSW to some 20,000 foreign mining investors as a good place for coal seam gas exploration.
A ReachTel survey conducted in Page on Tuesday night shows sitting Nationals MP Kevin Hogan in serious trouble, with ALP contender and former incumbent Janelle Saffin ahead by 56 to 44 per cent on a two-party preferred basis.
Edward ‘Ned’ Saffin has been granted bail in relation to charges that he sexually assaulted a man at gunpoint in Bangalow on 4 July.
The inclusion of Nimbin in the proposed new electoral boundary for the federal seat of Page makes good sense, according to Labor’s candidate for the seat, Janelle Saffin.
We all know Janelle Saffin as the former (and possibly future) federal MP for Page but how many locals know about her remarkable legal and humanitarian work and her life-long advocacy for an independent East Timor?
Former Page MP Janelle Saffin is returning to politics to try and wrest back the seat she lost to the National Party in the last federal election.
The former ALP member for Page, has been made an honorary fellow of Southern Cross University after some 16 years as a member of the university council. In her acceptance speech she encouraged students 'one can never be too busy to do good'.
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 at the local meatworks, in hairdressing, and at a pineapple factory. She pursued further... Read More →
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.
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.
Federal election candidates for the seat of Page came together in a show of solidarity for charity left when they competed in a joint sports day on Saturday at the Lismore Police Citizens Youth Club (PCYC). The event, to raise... Read More →