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Richmond candidates 2022: The Greens, Mandy Nolan

Mandy Nolan needs little introduction to most readers of The Echo, where she has a weekly column. She is a comedian and journalist running as a candidate for The Greens in the federal seat of Richmond.

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Insights from the campaign trail

The election is almost here. Hooray. It’s time we got down with Elvis Presley’s suggestion of ‘A little less conversation, a little more action, please.’ I’m a big fan of action. I’ve been at this for 14 months, and as a writer who holds the ear of the community each week I’ve been cognizant not to turn this into a hostage situation. For twenty years I’ve talked about politics and social issues and shared insights into my personal experiences, but this is one journey where I’ve had to keep you locked out. 

Cost of living and taxes

Why is there so much interest in stats and percentages? How does the average house price or rent translate...

Homelessness hub under immense pressure

A new homelessness hub in Byron Bay has been so inundated with requests for help, that the service already needs additional staff to meet the demand.

Rorts unlimited

Commuter car park rorts, sports rorts, emissions reduction scheme rorts (that don’t reduce emissions) and bike track rorts. The...

Suspicious house fire in Casino ends in charges

NSW Police say that man has been charged following a suspicious house fire.

Busy time for Ballina Region for Refugees

BR4R has not let the floods and COVID slow things down, with lots of recent happenings and more planned for the future.

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Want to make your own nest box and help with bushfire recovery on Friday?

Conservation Volunteers Australia are running a nest-building workshop in one of Australia’s most biodiverse hotspots, the Nightcap Range, ‘to create homes and hope for wildlife’.

The protest vote

Uncanny that in this federal election, in Richmond as elsewhere, the freedom/protest vote parties just about all preference the National or Liberal candidate. To...

Inflated Scomo

During his term, Scomo made plenty of decisions that helped lead us to the inflation we face today. When he says we should not...

Our sitting member

The sitting member for Richmond, Labor’s Justine Elliott, is aptly named because, as far as I have seen, that’s all she’s done for the...

Bittersweet announcement about koalas

Bitter in its necessity and sweet in the action it might prompt, it has been announced today that koalas have been listed as Endangered under the Biodiversity Conservation Act.