An ASIS intelligence officer tasked with protecting Australia – and his lawyer – are being persecuted by the federal government after disclosing to the public a surveillance operation of East Timor in 2004. Where does Labor stand?
Justine Elliot, Labor’s federal member for Richmond has made urgent representation to the minister for jobs and innovation over NORTECs termination of leases for the small businesses at their three small business incubator sites and the sale of the Goonellabah and Byron Bay sites.
A reduction of 33 police officers in the Tweed-Byron Local Area Command has prompted Labor to ask Tweed MP Geoff Provest (Nationals) to explain why his government had overseen the reduction.
A demonstration has been sparked for this Thursday by the destruction of high value forest and koala habitat through illegal logging and road building in Environment Protection Zones (EPZ) near Limpinwood, between Chillingham and Tyalgum.
The failure of NBN to meet the promised roll out and delivery of services were a key focus of the meeting between MP Justine Elliot, Shadow Minister for Regional Communications, Stephen Jones MP and locals.
Are you concerned about the NBN roll out? Local MP Justine Elliot will be at the Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club on Wednesday, August 30, between 11am and 1pm to listen to the concerns of local residents regarding the NBN rollout.
Funding cuts to the Tweed Valley Women’s Service are expected to be debated in NSW parliament on March 9, after a petition led by federal MP Justine Elliot reached 10,000 signatures.
Federal Richmond MP Justine Elliot (Labor) said new figures show that the electorate of Richmond will be hard hit by the Fair Work Commission’s cut to penalty rates.
Federal Richmond MP Justine Elliot has condemned the Turnbull government for imposing ‘devastating’ funding cuts of nearly $180,000 on the Northern Rivers Legal Centre.
Federal Richmond MP Justine Elliot (ALP) says the National Party has ‘no plans for funding the Tweed Hospital’ based on the response she received to a question in writing yesterday. Ms Elliot put the questions to regional development minister Fiona... Read More →
Hans Lovejoy As the federal parliamentary year winds towards its close, The Echo asked a few questions of local Richmond MP Justine Elliot. They relate to bills currently before both the lower house and upper house, or senate. First up,... Read More →
With just 34 days until the federal election, Nationals candidate for Richmond, Matthew Fraser, launched his campaign over the weekend at Chris Cunningham Park in Tweed Heads.
The Greens’ candidate for the federal seat of Richmond, Dawn Walker, has called on her Labor rival, sitting MP Justine Elliott, to back their bill to ban controversial political donations from mining companies. The call comes as a report revealed... Read More →
Federal Parliament has been urged to pressure NSW premier Mike Baird to urgently restore full funding to the Tweed Valley Women’s Service (TVWS) which was forced to close when its contract was cancelled just before Christmas.
The gloves are well and truly off for the federal election campaign in Richmond for the poll tipped for later this year, with sitting MP Justine Elliott attacking her former political foe Larry Anthony, who is making a surprise tilt at the seat again.
The case of two conmen who have been signing up unsuspecting ‘students’ to dodgy courses outside the Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Centre, revealed by Echonetdaily earlier this week, has been raised in federal parliament.
New prime minister Malcolm Turmbull has come under attack in parliament for his role in pushing for a controversial dam at Tyalgum eight years ago.
Richmond Labor MP Justine Elliot describes former prime minister Tony Abbott's replacement, ‘Malcolm Turnbull, as 'just another out-of-touch, arrogant leader with a chaotic, dysfunctional and divided government.'
National Meals on Wheels Day was celebrated in the Tweed yesterday with a visit by Richmond MP Justine Elliot to Kingscliff Bowls Club for Cuppa for a Cause.
One of the Tweed’s newest residents, Larni Gryphon, has decided to use her voice to oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a massive free-trade deal encompassing a dozen countries around the Pacific rim.
Labor Federal Richmond MP Justine Elliot has lashed out at a government proposal to slash penalty rates in the retail and hospitality sectors, saying it will impact unfairly on workers in our region.
Federal Labor Richmond MP Justine Elliot has fallen in line with the right faction of her party to adopt the ‘option’ of keeping Tony Abbott’s refugee ‘turnback’ policy if elected.
With a plethora of legislation passing through parliament before the winter break, The Echo asked Labor's federal MP for Richmond, Justine Elliot, how she voted – or intends to vote – on some of the more contentious bills.
In a surprise move, the local health district will close Murwillumbah Hospital’s birthing unit, effective tomorrow (Friday).
A multi-million-dollar trade skills centre at a Banora Point high school, which officially opened this week, is set to give local young people a head start to enter the workforce.