Local MP Justine Elliot has optimistically called on local National Party branch members to resign in disgust over the party’s cuts to JobKeeper payments, and their ‘chaotic NSW government infighting and koala killer agenda’.
Tamara Smith MP, Member for Ballina and NSW Greens spokesperson for the North Coast, and Greens Clarence Valley Councillor Greg Clancy, say the Nationals Member for Clarence and his party are out of touch.
How to sum up this decade of politics in Australia? Numbers-wise, we had six prime ministers (counting Kevin twice), three National Party leaders, ten budgets, seven environment ministers, two apologies, one plebiscite and a Herculean-load of hubris.
The eligibility of Nationals federal candidate Matthew Fraser has come under question after sitting MP Justine Elliot (Labor) provided evidence that he has a 50 per cent stake in the South Tweed Hungry Jacks, which could disqualify him from being... Read More →
On November 30, 1987 – thirty years ago – Monash University hosted the inaugural Greenhouse conference that was to start planning a response to the global warming that scientists had been warning of since at least the 60s.
Keith Duncan, Pimlico. I’ll bet that when the Barnaby Joyce fiasco finally fizzled out, National Party supporters breathed a sigh of relief and assumed they would again ‘move forward’; well after they elected their new leader, an apparently reformed homophobe,... Read More →
Keith Duncan, Pimlico Well wasn’t it an uplifting experience to see the National Party hold their recent conference? What a great assembly of intellectual ability, solving the big problems besetting our country – oh, hang on, that was the recent... Read More →
The National Party has retained fast-food retailer Matthew Fraser as its candidate for the seat of Richmond at the upcoming federal election following a preselection battle with Tweed Shire councillor Carolyn Byrne.
The NSW Greens hopes of taking the seat of Lismore appear to be slipping with candidate Adam Guise admitting a win was ‘not looking likely’.
The NSW Greens have declared victory in Ballina and are also being tipped to take Lismore from the Nationals.
Anti-coal seam gas will converge on the Nationals campaign office in Ballina today to present 2200 ‘photo letters’ demanding a gasfield free region.
Dear Mr Gulaptis, Clarence Groups Against Gas. Dear Mr Galaptis, Do you honestly think a few slick Gas Plan ads will woo us outraged voters back? Nationals' entire track record indicates your real plan is to ignore our concerns and roll gas mining out across the north coast.
Rallies outside the offices of northern rivers National Party politicians on Tuesday urged them to listen to their communities by rejecting any moves to allow unconventional gas mining in the region.
Coal seam gas mining is shaping up as a major issue for the next state government election, with candidates jostling for the moral high ground on the controversial issue.
The federal opposition says the Liberals lied not just to the Australian people but to their own coalition partner about the budget.
A north coast anti-gas activist has condemned four north-coast National Party state MPs over their claims to be responsible for the suspension of Metgasco’s petroleum exploration licence, saying the strategy ‘stinks to high heaven’.
Federal Nationals MP for Page, Kevin Hogan, is refusing to answer questions from The Echo on how his government’s budget will affect his constituents.
Don Page MP, Byron Bay. I cannot let Dailan Pugh’s rave against me go unchallenged. [In regard to] shooting in national parks: the government is conducting a three-year feral pest control trial in 12 national parks, all of which are in the west of the state and none on the east coast of NSW.
Byron Shire councillor Diane Woods. I am not pro-CSG as Graeme Williams claims, and if that is the only thing he can accuse me of, it’s a true indication of his non-attention to detail.
Local NSW Nationals MP and Byron Bay resident Don Page has been named as one of a number of ministers who incorrectly claimed work related expenses for the first half of this year.
Letter to the Editor: Why would any sensible person vote for the Nationals’ Matthew Fraser to represent our best interests as the federal member for Richmond? Matthew makes his money from selling fast food, even as the costs of obesity-related illnesses to Australia's national health budget are skyrocketing.