There was a terrific announcement of $2.28 million in road funding for some of Byron’s worst roads by two odd bedfellows last week – the non-elected local Nationals representative and the Greens mayor.
With holidaymakers arriving to the Northern Rivers for the school holidays, local health authorities are strongly discouraging travel to and from areas of Melbourne with COVID-19 outbreaks until community transmission has been contained. Chief executive of the Northern NSW Local... Read More →
Experts at odds with Liberal National party plans to lock in gas exploration and production over the next 30 years.
Efforts by locally-based Nationals MLC Ben Franklin to celebrate the centenary of his party were lampooned in parliament last week, just as some of the fiercest fires were ravaging across the state.
What’s the NSW government doing about the drought? The Water Supply (Critical Needs) Bill 2019 was debated in Parliament last Wednesday, and Byron Shire-based Nationals MLC Ben Franklin presented its second reading.
Ben Franklin has returned to the upper house of the NSW parliament after he lost his bid to enter the lower house at the last election.
For three years, the owner of the Macadamia Castle Tony Gilding has been seeking compensation for what he describes as the ‘theft’ of a large part of his property by NSW Roads and Maritime Services.
The Ballina National Party candidate, Ben Franklin, has defended a complaint made against him for establishing a campaign office in proximity to that of sitting Greens MP, Tamara Smith.