The impact on local communities of short term holiday letting on platforms like Airbnb has come under the microscope in northern NSW with a recent study clearly identifying a need for regulation.
How do you think the flood recovery went in your area? Was it good, bad or ugly? It has been around six months since Cyclone Debbie hit the north coast and there are still plenty of people and business who are just getting back onto the feet.
Richmond will be starting its own Get Up! group this Saturday, October 14 at the Mullum Commons, Main Arm Road in Mullumbimy at 3pm. Everyone is welcome to come along to the inaugural meeting to find out what campaigns are going to be run in the region.
The leader of the Greens, Senator Richard Di Natale, spent yesterday in the northern rivers as part of his national tour after starting his day with an early appearance in Sydney before flying into the Gold Coast.
Peggy Balfour, Ocean Shores. I read that Justine Elliot will be holding the National Party to their promise to provide funding for the '$3.3 million for one of the busiest roads in Tweed Heads that is constantly under repair'. How ironic!
Labor: Justine Elliot – (age 46) – re-elected in 2013 Justine Elliot MP was re-elected in 2013, and has held the seat of Richmond since 2004, with her wins in 2007 and 2010 increasing her margin to 7%, before... Read More →
Anti-coal seam gas group Lock the Tweed has taken the Nationals candidate for the seat of Richmond, Matthew Fraser, to task over his repeated comments that ‘there is no CSG in Richmond’.
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.
Get up-close and personal with the local candidates in the upcoming federal election at one of three forums in the coming week.
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.
Echonetdaily and the Byron Shire Echo will each be sponsoring a meet-the-candidates forum in coming weeks. The Richmond forum, sponsored by the Byron Shire Echo and the Byron Bay Community Reserve Trust, will be held at the Byron Community Centre,... Read More →
David Lovejoy goes postal on the candidates’ mail chicanery Two brochures came to my house in the post last week. They both appeared to come from the Australian Electoral Commission offering me the facility of a postal vote. Except that... Read More →